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The Realities of Work (4th Edition)

Experiencing Work and Employment in Contemporary Society

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 432
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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9780230213043

22 March 2013

$69.99

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Ebook - 9781137296429

16 September 2017

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The new edition of this successful textbook adopts a unique approach, providing a critical examination of work from the employee's perspective. The book explores the effects of being managed and how employees themselves...

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The new edition of this successful textbook adopts a unique approach, providing a critical examination of work from the employee's perspective. The book explores the effects of being managed and how employees themselves interact with and respond to the strategies, tactics, decisions and actions of managers. Packed full of features such as key concepts, real world examples and exercises, the book introduces students to multi-disciplinary material from across the social sciences and encourages them to think more deeply about the variety of issues involved. Written by a team of respected experts on the subject, the text’s concise and engaging style will appeal to students at all levels and help them to develop a critical perspective on the subject.The Realities of Work is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of management, HRM, organization studies, employment studies and work sociology.

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  • An extensive companion website featuring lecturer resources, including tutor notes, extra cases, PowerPoint slides and multiple choice questions
  • Critical consideration of work from the employee's perspective
  • Detailed examination of the global financial crisis (GFC) and its effect on workers
  • A range of pedagogical features designed to aid student learning




  • Thoroughly updated to reflect broad social and economic changes
  • Explores recent research findings that focus on how work issues and demands affect employees
  • Completely rewritten to improve accessibility
  • Fully revised case studies and exercises
  • Comprehensively updated to cover research since the last edition over 100 new sources cited
  • Extensively revised to make it even more accessible for contemporary readers






Preface
Exploring the Realities of Work
The Changing Context of Work
The Meaning of Work
Time and Work
Work Skills
Work Routines and Skill Change
Emotion Work
Knowledge and Work
Survival Strategies and Work
Unfair Discrimination at Work
Representation at Work
Hidden Work
Life and Work
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.

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MIKE NOON is Professor of Human Resource Management at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
PAUL BLYTON is Professor of Industrial Relations and Industrial Sociology at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK, and a Research Associate, ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS).
KEVIN MORRELL is Associate Professor of Governance at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK.

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MIKE NOON is Professor of Human Resource Management at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
PAUL BLYTON is Professor of Industrial Relations and Industrial Sociology at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK, and a Research Associate, ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS).
KEVIN MORRELL is Associate Professor of Governance at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK.

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