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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

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  • Guanxi And Businessby Yadong L

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 92.00 US$ 83.72

    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...

  • Work and Societyby Tim Strangleman; Tracey Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    Work and Society is an important new text about the sociology of work and employment. It provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, business and politics, with a firm and enjoyable foundation to this fascinating area of sociology, giving comprehensive coverage of traditional areas of the sub-discipline as well as new trends... 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, organizations, management and employment, and how they are changing in the twenty-first century. With outstanding breadth of coverage, it provides an authoritative overview of both traditional... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Bodies at Workby Carol Wolkowitz

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 55.00

    '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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    Since the first edition of this book was published, the subject of sustainability has risen to the forefront of thinking in almost every subject within business and management. Tackling the latest developments and integrating practical perspectives with rigorous research, this new edition sheds light on a vital aspect of working life.   Current... more...

  • Economic Sociology of Workby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 160.99

    Economic sociology is a vibrant area of research investigating how social structures, power allocations and cultural understandings shape the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods and services. This title intends to apply the economic sociology perspective to issues of work broadly defined. more...

  • The Sense of Dissonanceby David Stark

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    What counts? In work, as in other areas of life, it is not always clear what standards we are being judged by or how our worth is being determined. This can be disorienting and disconcerting. Because of this, many organizations devote considerable resources to limiting and clarifying the logics used for evaluating worth. But as David Stark argues,... more...

  • The Dark Side of Organizational Behaviorby Ricky W. Griffin; Anne O'Leary-Kelly; Robert D. Pritchard

    Wiley 2004; US$ 82.00 US$ 73.80

    In one comprehensive collection, The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior provides a framework for understanding the most current thinking on the negative consequences of organizational behavior. Written by experts in the field, the contributors to The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior focus on the causes, processes, and consequences of behaviors... more...

  • From Initial Education to Working Lifeby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 64.00

    How did the transition from compulsory education to work change during the 1990s and which types of transition policies worked best? The experiences of 14 OECD countries are examined in this volume to address these two key questions, for as requirements for knowledge and qualifications and skills rise and populations age, few countries can afford to... more...