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Employment, Trade Union Renewal and the Future of Work
 
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Employment, Trade Union Renewal and the Future of Work
The Experience of Work and Organisational Change
Edited by Paul Stewart
 
Series: Future of Work
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
10 Nov 2004
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This important new collection addresses the theme of the relationship between globalisation and the changing character of work and employment relations across a wide range of sectors. The book is based on papers presented to the ESRC's Future of Work's seminar, Organisational Change and the Future of Employment held at the Centre for Employment Studies Research at Bristol Business School in 2002. Contributions include work from both ESRC and other researchers of work and employment. The chapters cover a range of critical themes in employment relations affecting employees and managers today. The first assesses the impact of globalisation and the political economy of management. The second area features papers on gender at work and employment, trade unions and flexibility while the final area considers the 'problem' with partnership and the future of work. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with the trajectory of labour and employment relations today.


Description

This important new collection addresses the theme of the relationship between globalisation and the changing character of work and employment relations across a wide range of sectors. The book is based on papers presented to the ESRC's Future of Work's seminar, Organisational Change and the Future of Employment held at the Centre for Employment Studies Research at Bristol Business School in 2002. Contributions include work from both ESRC and other researchers of work and employment. The chapters cover a range of critical themes in employment relations affecting employees and managers today. The first assesses the impact of globalisation and the political economy of management. The second area features papers on gender at work and employment, trade unions and flexibility while the final area considers the 'problem' with partnership and the future of work. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with the trajectory of labour and employment relations today.


Reviews

'Covers important organisational issues...' - Long Range Planning

'the volume contains an interesting set of papers, which address important issues of the contemporary workplace.' - Kuriakose Mamkoottam, Vision


Contents

Introduction: Globalisation, the Changing Nature of Employment and the Future of Work; P.Stewart
'Striving Under Chaos': The Effects of Market Turbulence and Organisational Flux on Call Centre Work; P.Taylor, G.Gall, P.Bain & C.Baldry
The Production and Reproduction of Trade Union Autocracy in the Turkish Metalworking Industry; T.Nichols & N.Sugur
Changing Professional Identities under New Public Management: A Gendered Perspective; A.Davies & R.Thomas
Seeking the Critical Mass: Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects of the Feminisation of Management in Britain in the 1990s; I.Bruegel
Womens' Employment and the Experience of Local Trade Union Activity; J.Harrington
What About the Workers? Bringing the Experience of Job Insecurity into the Flexibility Debate; H.Conley
Perceptions of Job Insecurity in a Retail Sector Organisation; N.Charles & E.James
Suspicious Minds? Partnership, Trade Union Strategy and the Politics of Contemporary Employment Relations; M.Martínez Lucio & M.Stuart
Strategy, Contracts and Control in Government IT Work; S.Vincent & I.Grugulis
Career Perceptions and Career Pursuit in theUK, 1986-2002; M.Rose
Young Adults' Experience Of Work In The 'New Economy: Initial Themes from an Explorative Project; H.Bradley, R.Devadason, S.Fenton, W.Guy & J.West
Perceptions of Job Insecurity in a Retail Sector Organisation; N.Charles & E.James


Authors

PAUL STEWART is a Professor at the University of the West of England Business School. He is published widely in the areas of Sociology of Work and the Labour Process and is a member of the International Steering Committee of GERPISA. He is also a member of the Future of Work committee.