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Workplaces of the Future

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 241
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Critical Perspectives on Work and Organisations

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23 March 1998

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Workplaces of the Future examines change in workplace structures and relations and considers what the contemporary workplace looks like. The book contains a wide range of issues and examples from factory and office, manual...

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Workplaces of the Future examines change in workplace structures and relations and considers what the contemporary workplace looks like. The book contains a wide range of issues and examples from factory and office, manual and non-manual work, public and private sector that illustrate the nature of the future of work. Contributions are drawn from the key names in this field and include international material.

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Provides a critical reflection on change in the workplace and the range of new practices introduced Issues are explored through an examination of all the key sectors of waged work: routine, technical, professional and managerial Broad scope, including contributions from the USA and Europe

Introduction; C.Warhurst & P.Thompson
The New American Workplace: High Road or Low Road?; R.Milkman
Work Organisation Inside Japanese Firms in South Wales: A Break from Taylorism; A.Danford
Renewal and Tradition in the New Politics of Production; M.Martinez Lucio & P.Stewart
Emotional Labour and the New Workplace; S.Taylor
Capitalising on Subjectivity: Organisational Change and the New 'Model Worker'; J.Flecker & J.Hofbauer
The Times they are a Changing: Dividing and Re-Combining Labour through Computer Systems; J.Greenbaum
Softening the System: Conflict and Contradiction in Computing Work; M.Beirne, H.Ramsey & A.Panteli
'Bright Satanic Offices': Intensification, Control and Team Taylorism; C.Baldry, P.Bain & P.Taylor
Survivors Versus' Movers and Shakers': The Re-Construction of Management and Careers in the Privatised Utilities; K.Mulholland
Hospitals and New Ways of Organising Medical Work in Europe: Standardisation of Medicine in the Public Sector and the Future of Medical Autonomy; M.Dent.

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PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Management in the Department of Business Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Nature of Work, Working the System (with Eddie Bannon) and Work Organisations (with David McHugh).

CHRIS WARHURST is Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in the department of Management Studies at the University of Glasgow. His research and teaching interests focus on management and labour issues within the international economy.

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PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Management in the Department of Business Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The Nature of Work, Working the System (with Eddie Bannon) and Work Organisations (with David McHugh).

CHRIS WARHURST is Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in the department of Management Studies at the University of Glasgow. His research and teaching interests focus on management and labour issues within the international economy.

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