Institutions, Production, And Working Life

Paperback | May 18, 2007

EditorGeoffrey Wood, Phil James

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What is the link between working life and the nature of production on the one hand, and the changing organization of the firms and institutions in which work and production take place? In this book leading socio-economic theorists analyse how these have changed over the last two decades. Theylook at changing employment practices and systems of work, and link these to political, social, and institutional reforms; the degree of continuity and change in working life, the attitudianal and behavioural consequences of recent changes in the world of work, and the implications of these changesfor worker health and well-being.The contributions incorporate macro- and micro-level analyses and draw on a range of different and disciplinary approaches, including regulation, institutional, and labour process theory. Contributors include: * Robert Boyer,* J. Rogers Hollingsworth,* Mick Marchington,* Jill Rubery,* Ray Hudson,* Andrew Sayer,* Russell Lansbury,* Erik Olin Wright,* Jamie Peck.Institutions, Production, and Working Life brings together a diverse range of studies, which will be key reading for academics, researchers, and advanced students of industrial sociology, the sociology of work, political economy, social theory, industrial relations, and critical HRM.

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What is the link between working life and the nature of production on the one hand, and the changing organization of the firms and institutions in which work and production take place? In this book leading socio-economic theorists analyse how these have changed over the last two decades. Theylook at changing employment practices and sy...

Geoffrey Wood is at Professor, School of Management, University of Sheffield. Philip James is at Professor of Employment Relations, Middlesex University Business School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:May 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199291780

ISBN - 13:9780199291786

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1. Philip James and Geoffrey Wood: Introduction: Institutions, Regulation, and Practice: Traditions and Modes of UnderstandingPart I: Rethinking Institutions, Society, and Firm-level Practices2. Robert Boyer: How Do Institutions Cohere and Change? The Institutional Complementarity, Hypothesis and Its Extension3. J. Rogers Hollingsworth: Advancing Our Understanding of Capitalism with Niels Bohr's Thinking About Complementarity4. Russell Lansbury, Jim Kitay, and Nick Wailes: Globalization and Working Life: A Comparative Analysis of the Automobile and Banking Sectors in Australia and Korea5. Ray Hudson: The Production of Institutional Complementarity? The Case of North East England6. John Grahl: Financial Change and European Employment RelationsPart 2: Continuity and Change in Working Life7. Damian Grimshaw, Mick Marchington, and Jill Rubery: The Blurring of Organizational Boundaries and the Fragmentation of Work8. Geoffery Wood, Mark Harcourt, and Ian Roper: The Limits of Numerical Flexibility: Continuity and Change9. Jeff Hyman: The Remaking of Work: Empowerment or Degradation?10. Andrew Sayer: Organizational Life: The Good, the Bad, and the Instrumental11. Chris Brewster, Geoffrey Wood, and Mick Brookes: Varieties of Capitalism and Varieties of Firm12. Chris Baldry, Phil Taylor, and Peter Bain: 'Bear With Me. . . .': The Problems of Health and Well-being in Call Center Work13. Phil James: The Reshaping of Workplace RisksPart 3: Changing Labor Markets and the New Outsiders14. Erik Olin Wright and Rachel Dwyer: The Patterns of Job Expansions in the United States: A Comparison of the 1960s and the 1990s15. Jamie Peck: Neoliberalization at Work: The Long Transition from Welfare to Workfare16. Phil James and Geoffrey Wood: Change and Continuity in Working Life