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Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, academics and scholars of Work, Employment, Human Resource Management and Organization Studies, the Sociology of Work and Employment and Industrial Sociology.
Paul Edwards, Professor of Industrial Relations, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, and Judy Wajcman
"...a magnificent breadth of scope [is] interwoven throughout the book. Each chapter transcends the narrow constraints of its title by addressing a range of related topics with theories culled from numerous disciplines." - Work and Organization
"...an extraordinarily accomplished and important book... ambitious, linking theory and empirical research findings from organizational behaviour, employment studies, human resource management, social policy and economics, written by two leading sociologists who understand and are familiar with the economics and politics of global capitalism... It is a tour de force." - Sociology
1: Introduction: Why and How Should We Think About Work?
2: What is Happening to Jobs?
3: Has it Become Harder to Balance Work and Family Life?
`n 4Is the Organizational Career and Out-dated Concept?
5: How is Performance Defined, Measured, and Rewarded?
6: Why is Empowerment Hard to Achieve?
7: Why do Disasters Happen?
8: Is Decision-making a Rational Process?
9: How are Markets Constructed?
10: How is Globalization Affecting Work?
11: What are the Opportunities and Responsibilities of Organizational Life?