Emerging Conceptions of Work, Management and the Labor Market

Author: Steven P. Vallas

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178714934X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Economic institutions are undergoing radical transformations, and with these has come a reconfiguration of labor market institutions, managerial conceptions of work, and the nature of authority and control over employees as well. This volume addresses a wide array of questions to better understand these dramatic changes.

Precarious Work

Author: Arne L. Kalleberg,Steven P. Vallas

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787432882

Category:

Page: 480

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This volume presents original theory and research on precarious work in various parts of the world, identifying its social, political and economic origins, its manifestations in the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Global South, and its consequences for personal and family life. In the past quarter century, the nature of paid employment has undergone a dramatic change due to globalization, rapid technological change, the decline of the power of workers in favor of employers, and the spread of neoliberalism. Jobs have become far more insecure and uncertain, with workers bearing the risks of employment as opposed to employers or the government. This trend towards precarious work has engulfed virtually all advanced capitalist nations, but unevenly so, while countries in the Global South continue to experience precarious conditions of work. This title examines theories of precarious work; cross-national variations in its features; racial and gender differences in exposure to precarious work; and the policy alternatives that might protect workers from undue risk. The chapters utilize a variety of methods, both quantitative statistical analyses and careful qualitative case studies. This volume will be a valuable resource that constitutes required reading for scholars, activists, labor leaders, and policy makers concerned with the future of work under contemporary capitalism.

Sociology of Organizations

Structures and Relationships

Author: Mary Godwyn,Jody Hoffer Gittell

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412991951

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

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Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships is a timely and unique collection of both classic and contemporary studies of organizations. Designed around competing theoretical frameworks, this cutting-edge book examines organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. This volume sheds light on some of the most interesting changes and challenges facing organizations today: the integration of new media, the implementation of diversity and inclusion, and the promotion of sustainable workforce engagement. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organization studies.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The New Digital Workplace

How New Technologies Revolutionise Work

Author: Kendra Briken,Shiona Chillas,Martin Krzywdzinski

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113761014X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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The New Digital Workplace is part of the acclaimed Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment (CPWE) series, in association with the annual International Labour Process Conference. This book brings together leading international academics to examine how digital technologies impact on work and organisations. Grounded in Labour Process Theory, it provides a rigorous account of the technological, organizational and work related changes not only in the new “digital” industries, but also in “traditional” service and manufacturing sectors. Key benefits include: Written by leading international scholars Multi-disciplinary perspectives from Business and Management, Sociology, and Media and Communication Based on original, cutting-edge research Covers topical issues such as cyber-bullying, robots and wearable technology, gender and technological work, and employment in the games industry. This book is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to technology and work, as well as modules in work sociology on Sociology degree programmes.

From Information to Smart Society

Environment, Politics and Economics

Author: Lapo Mola,Ferdinando Pennarola,Stefano Za

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319094505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

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This book presents a collection of research papers focusing on issues emerging from the interaction of information technologies and organizational systems. In particular, the individual contributions examine digital platforms and artifacts currently adopted in both the business world and society at large (people, communities, firms, governments, etc.). The topics covered include: virtual organizations, virtual communities, smart societies, smart cities, ecological sustainability, e-healthcare, e-government, and interactive policy-making (IPM). The book offers a multidisciplinary perspective on a variety of information systems topics. It is also particularly relevant to information systems practitioners such as IS managers, business managers and policy makers. The content is based on a selection of the best papers (original double-blind peer-reviewed contributions) presented at the annual conference of the Italian chapter of AIS, which was held in Milan, Italy in December 2013.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Sociology

a down-to-earth approach

Author: James M. Henslin,Hampson, Keith Christopher

Publisher: Pearson A& B

ISBN: 9780205383047

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

Author: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour,Mehdi Khosrowpour

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 9781605660264

Category: Computers

Page: 523

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"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.

Sustainable rural livelihoods

building communities, protecting resources, fostering human development : July 30 to August 5, year 2000, Hotel Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Flash Boys

Revolte an der Wall Street

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593424029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Ein Buch, das die Börse zum Beben bringt Michael Lewis, begnadeter Sachbuchautor, lüftet mit seinem neuen Buch "das dunkelste Geheimnis der Börse". Wer an Börse denkt, hat oft ein Bild im Kopf: wild gestikulierende Makler, die unter immensem Zeitdruck Dinge kaufen, um sie gleich wieder zu verkaufen. Doch das ist Geschichte. Die Realität an der Börse sieht anders aus - das Parkett hat längst neue Regeln. Michael Lewis, Wirtschaftsjournalist und begnadeter Sachbuchautor, sorgte mit seinem neuen Buch für ein Erdbeben. Der Erzähler unter den Sachbuchautoren enthüllt die Geschichte einer Gruppe genialer Wall-Street-Außenseiter. Sie haben herausgefunden, wie die Börse zum Vorteil von Insidern manipuliert wird, die ohne Risiko Milliarden absahnen und abends ohne eine einzige Aktie nach Hause gehen. Ein Buch über die neuen "Helden" an der Börse Der Entschluss der "Helden": Sie schaffen ein paralleles System, das sich den raffgierigen "Flash Boys" in den Weg stellt. Lewis bringt Licht in die dunkelste Ecke der Börse. Seine filmreife Geschichte über den Kampf um Geschwindigkeit - auf einem Markt, den zwar keiner sieht, der unsere Wirtschaft aber ernsthaft bedroht - bringt die Wall Street zum Beben. Dieses Buch lässt die Börsenwelt erzittern. Einen Tag nach seinem Erscheinen kündigten FBI und amerikanisches Justizministerium an, sie würden Untersuchungen gegen den von Lewis gegeißelten Hochfrequenzhandel an den Börsen einleiten. Lewis ... - "... hat eine neue Ebene der Aufmerksamkeit erreicht". (FAZ) - ... lässt den "The Wolf of Wall Street" wie ein Lamm wirken. - ... ist der derzeit packendste (Reality-)Thriller über die Finanzwelt gelungen. - ... enthüllt, wie Märkte und Privatanleger manipuliert werden. Links: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buecher/rezensionen/sachbuch/rezension-flash-boys-von-michael-lewis-12899266.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/fonds/nachrichten/hochfrequenzhandel-staatsfonds-fluechtet-vor-den-flash-boys/10019622.html http://www.manager-magazin.de/finanzen/boerse/hochfrequenzhandel-lewis-gefahr-jedermannn-flashcrash-a-973311.html

Der Toyota Weg

Erfolgsfaktor Qualitätsmanagement

Author: Liker Jeffrey K.

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862484440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Mit seiner Unternehmensführung ist Toyota seit langem Vorbild für Firmen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen. Fast alle Automobilhersteller versuchten mehr oder weniger erfolgreich das legendäre Toyota-Produktionssystem (TPS) zu kopieren, das zum Ziel hat, die Kundenzufriedenheit in den drei Bereichen Qualität, Lieferzeit und Kosten zu erhöhen. Aufgrund des verschärften Wettbewerbs in der Automobilbranche drängt sich jetzt die Frage nach den Faktoren des Erfolgs immer mehr in den Mittelpunkt. Jeffrey K. Liker befasst sich in seinem Buch „Der Toyota Weg“ ausführlich mit dem warum und wieso. Aus zahlreichen Interviews und eigenen Anschauungen filtert der Autor die 14 Managementprinzipien heraus, die den Kern des Toyota-Erfolgs ausmachen. Diese Prinzipien untermauert er eindrucksvoll mit einer Fülle von Details, Anekdoten und Interview-Auszügen. Leicht verständlich erklärt er dem Leser die Managementsysteme, die Denkweise und die Philosophie, auf denen der Erfolg von Toyota basiert. So vermittelt er wertvolle Erkenntnisse, die sich auf jeden beliebigen Geschäftszweig bzw. jede Geschäftssituation übertragen lassen.