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Research and Knowledge at Work : Prospectives, Case-Studies and Innovative Strategies - John Garrick

Research and Knowledge at Work

Prospectives, Case-Studies and Innovative Strategies

Hardcover Published: 4th May 2000
ISBN: 9780415213370
Number Of Pages: 300

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This fascinating and controversial text makes sense of the complexities of research in the workplace and how 'working' knowledge is constructed. Featuring experts from Britain, Japan, North America and Australia, it is an outstanding contribution to the literature of Human Resource Management (HRM). It's interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues and debates such as:
* the influences of new technology, language, power, culture and gender upon the 'construction' of knowledge
* the impact of globalization
* working knowledge into the 21st century
* practice and performance implications.
It's outlook, geared towards the 21st century, makes it essential reading for researchers, teachers and students within HRM, policy-makers and all those concerned with professional development.

Industry Reviews

'[This book includes] rich and rewarding discussions of an area of learning outside mainstream educational theorising. I have no hesitation in urging anyone interested in traversing the territory that business and education now have in common, to purchase this book. They will not be dispappointed and will find much that is stimulating and provocative in its pages.' - Studies in Continuing Education

'This text investigates the twentieth-century obsession with information and research, exploring what constitutes worthwhile and important knowledge ... such a study has has an extraordinary bearing on the study of popular culture.' - Tara Brabazon - Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory

Forewordp. xii
Legitimising Knowledge at Workp. 1
Knowledge, Learning and the Practice of Workp. 13
Working Knowledgep. 15
Notesp. 30
Research on Work, Research at Workp. 32
Referencesp. 49
The Crisis of Scientific Researchp. 51
Whose Knowledge? Collaboration and Research in and Around Workp. 75
Globalising the Intelligent Organisationp. 77
Knowledge and Control in the Japanese Workplacep. 100
Organisational Knowledge, Professional Practice and the Professional Doctorate at Workp. 117
Notesp. 134
Research and Engagement with Trade Unionsp. 137
The Negotiated Management of Meaningsp. 158
Research Partnerships at Workp. 178
Referencesp. 198
Changing Practices of Research at Workp. 201
The Construction of 'working Knowledge' and (mis) Interpretive Researchp. 203
'doing' Knowledge at Workp. 217
Referencesp. 230
An Adventure in 'postmodern' Action Researchp. 232
Notesp. 247
Virtual Research in Performative Timesp. 250
Conclusionsp. 269
Inside the Knowledge Worksp. 271
Referencesp. 277
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9780415213370
ISBN-10: 0415213371
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 4th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1

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