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Hard Work in New Jobs

The Quality of Work and Life in European Growth Sectors

Editors: Holtgrewe, U., Ramioul, M., Kirov, V. (Eds.)

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This book investigates hard work and new and expanding jobs in Europe. The interrelationship between the labour market and welfare regimes, and quality of work and life is played out at many levels: the institutional; the organizational level of the company and its customers or clients; and the level of everyday life at the workplace and beyond it.

About the authors

Ursula Holtgrewe is Senior Researcher and member of the management team at Forschungs und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt, Austria, and teaches sociology at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. She was co-ordinator of the Walqing project, and her research interests include service work and organization, social theory, work and organization studies, new technology, and gender.

Vassil Kirov is Associate Professor in the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ISSK-BAS) and Associate Researcher at the Centre Pierre Naville, University of Evry and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). His research interests include the sociology of enterprise, work and organisation, industrial relations and Europeanisation. Vassil has been a researcher in large EU-funded research projects (SMALL, WORKS, WALQING) and has worked as an external expert for the European Commission, the International Labour Organisation, the European Foundation for Working and Living Conditions, etc. He has published several books and articles in international scientific journals.

Monique Ramioul is the Director of the Work and Organisation Research Group at the Research Institute for Work and Society, HIVA, University of Leuven, Belgium. She is a sociologist and her main research interests include organization restructuring, changes in work, skills and qualifications, and quality of work. Her research experiences include the management and co-ordination of large-scale European projects, the management of a research team, and research on work and organization in both qualitative (case studies) and quantitative (surveys) research studies.

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“This volume examines the configuration and factors that shape ‘hard work’ on the European level and the national sectors. … In addition, this work explores the connections between the structural and the objective conditions of ‘hard work’, its subjective meaning and its impact on workers’ life and sense of belonging. … the reading of this book is recommended for those who are interested in labor and its conditions as a complex social issue.” (Damian R. Molgaray, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 11, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: New and Growing but Not Necessarily Better — Expanding Jobs in Europe

    Pages 1-10

    Holtgrewe, Ursula (et al.)

  • A Hard Job Is Good to Find: Comparability, Contextuality and Stakeholder Involvement in European Job Quality Research

    Pages 11-32

    Holtgrewe, Ursula (et al.)

  • Using Business Functions to Identify New and Growing Jobs

    Pages 35-48

    Vandekerckhove, Sem (et al.)

  • Examining the Quality of Jobs amongst Vulnerable Groups of Workers in Europe

    Pages 49-69

    McClelland, Charlotte (et al.)

  • Subjective Well-Being at the Workplace

    Pages 70-83

    Poggi, Ambra (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hard Work in New Jobs
Book Subtitle
The Quality of Work and Life in European Growth Sectors
Editors
  • U. Holtgrewe
  • M. Ramioul
  • V. Kirov
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46108-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137461087
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46106-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 304
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