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  • Wajcman, Judy
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press  (1)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE ; Public Policy ; Cultural Policy  (1)
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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780191556692 , 0191556696 , 1423770846 , 9781423770848
    Language: English
    Pages: Online Ressource (xvi, 316 p.) , ill.
    Edition: Online-Ausg.
    Parallel Title: Print version Politics of working life
    DDC: 306.36
    Keywords: Work ; Capitalism ; Work ; Capitalism ; SOCIAL SCIENCE ; Anthropology ; Cultural ; POLITICAL SCIENCE ; Public Policy ; Cultural Policy ; SOCIAL SCIENCE ; Popular Culture ; Capitalism ; Work ; Werkenden ; Werkomgeving ; Economische aspecten ; Psychologische aspecten ; Veranderingsprocessen ; Beleving ; Labor & Workers' Economics ; Business & Economics ; Electronic books ; Electronic books
    Abstract: 10 How Is Globalization Affecting Work?Globalization: Myth and Reality; Contests over Effects of Globalization; The Global Economy and the IMF; The Regulation of Global Trade; Globalization and Work in Organizations; Conclusions; 11 What Are the Opportunities and Responsibilities of Organizational Life?; Capitalist Futures; Corporate Social Responsibility: Business Issues; Corporate Social Responsibility: Beyond the Stakeholder View; Business Ethics; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
    Abstract: Conclusions8 Is Decision-making a Rational Process?; Social Group Processes; 'Groupthink'; Escalation as Group Psychology; Escalation as a Failure of Rationality; Persistence, Failure, and Rationality; Learning; Conclusions; 9 How Are Markets Constructed?; How Do Markets Work?; Corporate Control in the USA and Britain: From Managerial Capitalism to Shareholder Value; Option Pricing, Financial Instruments, and Corporate Scandals; Effects of Market Restructuring in the USA; Alternative Models of Capitalism; Varieties of Capitalism; Conclusions: Competing Logics, Not Competing Models
    Abstract: Intro; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: Why and How Should We Think about Work?; Work, Organizations, and Capitalism; Work Experience and Institutions: Making the Links; The Questioning Observer; Connections and Contradictions; Structures and Choices; Economic, Political, and Ideological Processes; Structure of the Book; 2 What Is Happening to Jobs?; Market Individualism; Alienation and the Division of Labour; A New Workplace and a New Worker?; Hand, Heart, or Head: the Changing Character of Labour
    Abstract: Rise and Operation of PMSAppraisal as Discipline; Performance Management, Ritual, and Symbol; Understanding Workplace Rules; Negotiating Budgets and Rules; Conclusions; 6 Why Is Empowerment Hard to Achieve?; How Does Power Work in Organizations?; Mapping Participation; Why Participation Matters; Extent of Empowerment and Participation; Conditions for Participation to Work; Conclusions; 7 Why Do Disasters Happen?; Administrative Evil?; Cultures of Fear; Reliable Systems; Understanding Technology; Man-made Disasters; Normal Accidents; The Politics and Economics of Safety and Risk Assessments
    Abstract: Subjectivity, Status, and SatisfactionConclusions; 3 Has it Become Harder to Balance Work and Family Life?; Time and Life; Modern Marriage and the Consequences of Work; Doing Time at Home; Is Technology the Solution?; Is Outsourcing the Solution?; Family-Friendly Workplaces and the Future of Work; Conclusions; 4 Is the Organizational Career an Outdated Concept?; The Changing Career Contract; Career as a Project of the Self; Gendered Career Paths; The Gendered Culture of Organizations; Changing Modes of Management?; Conclusions; 5 How Is Performance Defined, Measured, and Rewarded?
    Abstract: This timely and engaging text, by leading authorities in the field, adopts the standpoint of the 'questioning observer'. The text weaves together an analysis of individual work experience, political processes in organizations, and the wider context of the social structuring of markets
    Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-293) and index. - Description based on print version record
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