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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

  • Lehrbuch der Sozialpolitikby Heinz Lampert; Jörg W. Althammer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 25.09

    Didaktisch klar und übersichtlich: Das anerkannte Standardwerk in 8. Neuauflage gilt bei Rezensenten als der kompetente Überblick über die Geschichte, Theorie, Handlungsfelder und Reformprobleme der staatlichen Sozialpolitik. Auf das Wesentliche konzentriert… more...

  • Guanxi and Business Strategyby Eike A. Langenberg

    Physica-Verlag HD 2007; US$ 155.29

    "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 strategies?... more...

  • Workplace Temporalitiesby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 123.99

    Drawing on sociology, labor economics, organizational behavior and social history, this title presents papers that examine time in the workplace. It examines issues surrounding the distribution of and struggle over work hours and how these vary across a number of factors including race, class, occupation and other structural components of work. more...

  • The Invisible Chainby Jean-Pierre Durand

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 125.00

    Companies and work have undergone significant change, and a new productive model has emerged. This book shows how the model works, showing its high degree of coherence in terms of the integration of functions within companies. This book creates a new and challenging theory of services, rooted in the concrete experience of workshops and offices. more...

  • Identities at Workby Alan Brown; Simone R. Kirpal; Felix Rauner

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 203.07

    This edited volume on Identities at Work brings together international theory and empirical research that deals with continuity and change of identity formation processes at work under conditions of modern working processes and labour market flexibility. Modern work processes in manufacturing and service organisations increasingly rely upon responsible... 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...

  • Asian Informal Workersby Santosh K. Mehrotra; Mario Biggeri

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This thoroughly researched volume surveys the nature and extent of 'informal' work in Asia, which is a powerful and under-studied force in the region.  After over half a century of development, even in the fast growing economies of Asia, the formal sector, and industrial jobs have grown rather slowly, and most non-agricultural employment growth has... more...

  • 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...

  • America at Workby Edward E. Lawler III; James O'Toole

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 75.00

    This wide-ranging volume brings together the commissioned papers that are the basis of James O’ Toole and Edward E. Lawler’ s "The New American Workplace," their follow-up to the groundbreaking 1973 "Work in America" report. Here leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources offer new research... 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...