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Rethinking the future of work

Directions and visions

Collin C. Williams

Palgave 2007, 360 s. ISBN 9781403993717
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How will work be organised in the future? With its global perspective and critical approach, Re-Thinking the Future of Work provides not only an overview and examination of the array of competing visions, but also a radical rethink about the direction of change.
Contents
Introduction: rethinking the future of work
PART 1: DOMINANT PERSPECTIVES ON THE DIRECTION OF WORK
The dominant narratives
The demise of the informal economy and growth of the formal economy
The all-pervasive penetration of the market
The advent of a globalized world
PART 2: FUTURES FOR EMPLOYMENT
The rise of the information/knowledge society
New forms of flexible work organization
Post-bureaurcratic management
Non-capitalist futures for employment
PART 3: VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF WORK
Third way visions of work organization
Organizing work in a post-employment world
Work Organization in a post-capitalist world
Green visions of work organization
Conclusions: futures for work
References
Index
Author Biographies
COLIN C. WILLIAMS is Professor of Strategic Management in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield, UK.