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Managing Knowledge : Experts, Agencies and Organisations - Steven Albert

Managing Knowledge

Experts, Agencies and Organisations

Paperback Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780521598873
Number Of Pages: 228

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This book explores the growing phenomenon of atypical work manifested in workforce flexibility, mobility, the feminization of professional employment, and technological changes. Albert and Bradley focus on an influential group of knowledge-based employees--experts--and show the way in which they are ushering in changes in the work environment by resorting to atypical employment arrangements that are enhanced by an agency system. Case studies are developed from companies including AT&T, the Hollywood film industry, London accounting firms, and specialized agencies such as Labforce and Knowledge Net.

'At a time when more and more attention is being paid to the role of knowledge in the economy it is timely to have a supply-side account of labour market change that suggests that not all atypical, agency-based work and other casual work arrangements are deleterious to the worker.' David Rooney, The University of Queensland, Prometheus

Introduction: The supply side in context
Expert Employees and their New Organisation
Trends in the labour market
Adaptations in the labour market and the expert employee
From the firm to the agency
Expert agency employment as a facilitator of intellectual capital
The temporal advantages of agency work for the expert employee
Taking stock
The Labour Market and the Expert Employee
AT & T's special employment policies for expert employees
An external temporary agency and expert employees
The Hollywood Agency system
The internet as an agent
Labour market segments re-examined
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521598873
ISBN-10: 0521598877
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st December 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34