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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

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  • The Sociology of Industryby Richard Brown; J. Child; Dr S R Parker; S. R. Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    This book provides an excellent introduction to the sociology of industry. It comprises of three sections, which in turn address: the relation between industry and other sub-systems or institutions in society; the internal structure of industry and the roles people play within that structure; the social actions of individuals and groups within an... more...

  • Asian Informal Workersby Santosh K. Mehrotra; Mario Biggeri

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This is a thoroughly researched volume, edited by key specialists in the field, along with an impressive team of contributors, that surveys the nature and extent of informal home work in Asia; examining and arguing for protection of the workers who are exploited. more...

  • Changing Corporate America from Inside Outby Nicole C. Raeburn

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 72.00

    A long-overdue study, Nicole Raeburn?s analysis focuses on the mobilization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual employee networks over the past fifteen years to win domestic partner benefits in Fortune 1000 companies.Raeburn reveals the impact of the larger social and political environment on corporations? openness to gay-inclusive policies, and what strategies... more...

  • Guanxi And Businessby Yadong L

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 132.00

    Guanxi or interpersonal relationships is one of the major dynamics of Chinese society. A pervasive part of the Chinese business world for the last few centuries, it binds literally millions of Chinese firms into a social and business web. Any business in this society, including local firms and foreign investors and marketers, inevitably faces guanxi... more...

  • Bodies at Workby Carol Wolkowitz

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00

    'After reading this book it will be more difficult to "do" the sociology of work and the sociology of the body in the absence of the other. In some quite exquisite ways it throws down a challenge which practitioners in both fields will find difficult to ignore' - Paul Stewart, former editor of Work, Employment and Society, University of the West... more...

  • Work and Societyby Tim Strangleman; Tracey Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    Work and Society provides a comprehensive investigation of the major trends in work and employment. The changing social order and its impact upon the labour market in recent years, alongside the huge changes brought about by new technology and globalization are considered. more...

  • Sociology, Work and Industryby Tony Watson; Tony J. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 61.95

    This popular text effectively explains and justifies the use of the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, occupations, organisations, management and employment and how they are changing in the 21st century. more...

  • The Meaning of Work in the New Economyby Professor Chris Baldry; Peter Bain; Philip Taylor; Jeff Hyman; Dora Scholarios; Abigail Marks; Aileen Watson; Kay Gilbert; Gregor Gall; Dirk Bunzel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 130.00

    This book analyzes the multiple levels of meaning which people attach to work today, and the role of work in people's lives. By looking at call centres and software development, the book evaluates some of the claims made for the knowledge economy and argues that defining the work-life boundary is a constant problem for many workers more...

  • Creating Sustainable Work Systemsby Peter Docherty; Mari Kira; A.B. (Rami) Shani

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    This new edition tackles all the latest developments and integrates practical perspectives with rigorous research to shed light on a vital aspect of working life. Focusing on developing the human and social resources within an organization, this book provides the basis for designing and implementing sustainable work systems. more...

  • Guanxi and Business Strategyby Eike A. Langenberg

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    "Guanxi and Business Strategy" elaborates upon a topic of paramount importance to both academic scholars and managers doing business with China: the impact of personal relationships (guanxi) on business affairs. In the Chinese cultural and socio-economic environment, how are the ubiquitous practices of guanxi to be considered in entrepreneurial... more...