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The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization : Oxford Handbooks - Stephen Ackroyd

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

Oxford Handbooks

By: Stephen Ackroyd (Editor), Rosemary Batt (Editor), Paul Thompson (Editor), Pamela S. Tolbert (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2004
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The last twenty-five years of the twentieth century was a period of extraordinary change in organizations and the economies of the developed world. This continues today. Such has been the scale and momentum of events that, for some analysts, the only comparable periods are the early part of the twentieth century in which the shift to mass production and large-scale organization was accomplished, or the industrial revolution itself a hundred years earlier.
Researchers in Europe and the USA in particular have been studying change in work and organizations, but there has been little attempt to systematize and draw together the results of their work. So far, the emphasis amongst writers on organizations considering the problem of contemporary change has been on ways of conceptualizing events, rather than also considering evidence. But what has actually happened? How much of the flux of events is real change, and how much mere change in emphasis in which apparent change is overlaying organizational continuity? How far are changes in particular events and sectors connected, and is an overall understanding of complex processes possible?
The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization aims to bring together, present and discuss what is currently known about work and organizations and their connection to broader economic change in Europe and America. Issues of conceptualization are not neglected but, in contrast to other comparable volumes, the emphasis is firmly on what is known what and has been observed by researchers. The volume contains a range of theoretically informed essays, written by leading authorities in their respective fields, giving comprehensive coverage of changes in work, occupations, and organizations. It constitutes an invaluable overview of the accumulated understanding of research into work, occupations and organizations in recent decades. It shows that in almost every aspect of economic institutions, change has been considerable.
The subject area of work, occupations and organizations is considered in five major sections of the volume: I, Work, Technology, and the Division of Labour; II, Managerial Regimes and Employee Responses; III, Organizing and Organizations; IV, Occupations and Organizations and V. Organizations, Institutions, and Boundaries. In this way the contemporary situation in work and organizations is considered extensively in its different dimensions and interconnections. The contributors have been selected for their expertise and include many leading authors in organizational analysis and substantive research. The handbook is thus an authoritative statement, and offers a valuable account of organizations at this time.

"This handbook sets out to present a comprehensive map of the interactions among social systems, work, and employing organizations...Altogether, the book is a rigorous treatment of contemporary economic organizations in a global perspective, and it makes a valuable contribution to the state of scholarship in the field."--CHOICE "This handbook sets out to present a comprehensive map of the interactions among social systems, work, and employing organizations...Altogether, the book is a rigorous treatment of contemporary economic organizations in a global perspective, and it makes a valuable contribution to the state of scholarship in the field."--CHOICE "This handbook sets out to present a comprehensive map of the interactions among social systems, work, and employing organizations...Altogether, the book is a rigorous treatment of contemporary economic organizations in a global perspective, and it makes a valuable contribution to the state of scholarship in the field."--CHOICE "This handbook sets out to present a comprehensive map of the interactions among social systems, work, and employing organizations...Altogether, the book is a rigorous treatment of contemporary economic organizations in a global perspective, and it makes a valuable contribution to the state ofscholarship in the field."--CHOICE

Stephen Ackroyd, Rose Batt, Paul Thompson, and Pamela S. Tolbert: Introduction Section I: Work, Technology, and the Division of Labor 1: Jill Rubery: Labor Markets and Flexibility 2: Eileen Appelbaum, Tom Bailey, Peter Berg, and Arne Kalleberg: Organizations and the Intersection of Work and Family: A Comparative Perspective 3: Leslie McCall: Gender, Race, and the Restructuring of Work: Organizational and Institutional Perspectives 4: Colin Crouch: Skill Formation Systems 5: Richard Badham: Technology and the Transformation of Work 6: Rose Batt: Groups at Work Section II: Managerial Regimes and Employee Actions 7: David Strang and Young-Mi Kim: The Diffusion and Domestication of Managerial Innovations: The Spread of Scientific Management, Quality Circles, and TQM between the US and Japan 8: Gideon Kunda and Galit Ailon-Souday: New Designs: Design and Devotion Revisited 9: Karen Legge: Human Resource Management 10: Alan McKinlay: Knowledge Management 11: Harry Katz: Industrial Relations and Work 12: John Kelly: Labour Movements and Mobilization 13: David Collinson and Stephen Ackroyd: Informal Resistance Section III: Occupations and Organizations 14: Laurie Graham: Manual Workers: Conflict and Control 15: Steve Frenkel: Service Workers in Search of Decent Work 16: Steve Barley: Craft and Technology 17: Bob Hinnings: Professions 18: Paul Osterman and Diane Burton: Ports and Ladders: The Nature and Relevance of Internal Labor Markets in a Changing World Section IV: Organizing and Organizations 19: Stephen Procter: Organisations and Organised Systems: From Direct Control to Flexibility 20: Mats Alvesson and Paul Thompson: Post-bureaucracy? 21: Grahame Thompson: Inter-firm Relations As Networks 22: Bob Hebdon and Ian Kirkpatrick: Changes in the Organisation of Public Services and Their Effects on Employment Relations 23: Glenn Morgan: Understanding Multinational Corporations 24: Bill Lazonick: Corporate Restructuring 25: Chris Smith: Business Practices and Societal Effects

ISBN: 9780199269921
ISBN-10: 0199269920
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 680
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.32