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  • Depression Folkby Ronald D. Cohen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    While music lovers and music historians alike understand that folk music played an increasingly pivotal role in American labor and politics during the economic and social tumult of the Great Depression, how did this relationship come to be? Ronald D. Cohen sheds new light on the complex cultural history of folk music in America, detailing the musicians,... more...

  • Union Powerby James Young

    Monthly Review Press 2017; US$ 24.65

    If you're lucky enough to be employed today in the United States, there's about a one-in-ten chance that you're in a labor union. And even if you?re part of that unionized 10 percent, chances are your union doesn't carry much economic or political clout. But this was not always the case, as historian and activist James Young shows in this vibrant... more...

  • Oil Booms and Business Bustsby Nimah Mazaheri

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The book offers a new way of thinking about the development challenges of oil-producing countries--the "resource curse" phenomenon--by looking at how policymakers approach the business environment for private firms and entrepreneurs. Quantitative analysis is combined with in-depth studies of places such as Iran, India, and Saudi Arabia. more...

  • Improving Air Safety through Organizational Learningby José Sánchez-Alarcos Ballesteros

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The key theme of this book is organizational learning and its consequences for the field of aviation safety. Air safety rates have been improving for a long time, demonstrating the effects of a good learning model at work. However, the pace of improvement has almost come to a standstill. Why is this? Many safety improvements have been embodied in technology.... more...

  • Disability Management and Workplace Integrationby Henry G. Harder; Thomas Geisen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Disability Management is perceived and understood to be an important approach to reducing the negative impact, for workers and the company, of absence due to illness and accidents, and to assisting those with disabilities to enter or re-enter the workplace. Disability Management has already become established in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and... more...

  • Occupational Health and Safetyby Sharon Clarke; Ronald J. Burke

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Workplace accidents and errors cost organizations hundreds of billions of dollars each year, and the injured workers and their families endure considerable financial and emotional suffering. It's obvious that increasing employee health and safety pays. The accumulating evidence shows that investing in occupational health and safety results in improved... more...

  • The Battle for Cosatuby Patrick Craven

    Bookstorm 2016; US$ 14.95

    From his early start as a passionate pro-labour and anti-apartheid campaigner in Britain in the 1960s, to championing and defending the rights of workers in South Africa for the last 30 years, Patrick Craven first served as the editor of the Congress of South African Trade Union's magazine, then rose through the ranks of the Congress to become National... more...

  • Workplace Democracyby Donald V. Nightingale

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 25.95

    This book begins with a historical review of how authority in the Canadian workplace has changed over the past century. It proceeds to outline a theory of organization which provides a broad conceptual framework for the empirical analysis which follows.  more...

  • Manufacturing Mennonitesby Janis Lee Thiessen

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 28.95

    Complemented with interviews with workers, managers, and business owners, Manufacturing Mennonites pioneers two important new trajectories for scholarship - how religion can affect business history, and how class relations have influenced religious history. more...

  • Discounted Labourby Ruth A. Frager; Carmela Patrias

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 25.95

    Discounted Labour is an essential new work for anyone interested in the historical struggle for gender equality in Canada. more...