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Managing To Change?

British Workplaces and the Future of Work

Michael White, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills og Deborah Smeaton

Palgrave 2004, 232 s. ISBN 1403938059
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This book presents new and authoritative evidence about change at the workplace, using it to cast light on recent debates about the future of work. The basic questions it poses are whether, and how, British workplaces are responding to the challenge of change, and what are the implications of change both for managers and employees. Using up-to-date information from 2000 workplaces, it provides a realistic basis for envisaging the changes through the first decade of the 21st century. It is accessible to a wide audience of policy makers, managers, professionals, students and academics.

Contents Profiling Change at Work
Flexible Labour at its Limit?
Intelligent Flexibility
Resuscitating Careers
Shrinking the Work-Space
Extending Management Control
Lowering the Sexual Barriers
Developing Diversity
Which Strategies?
Management versus Regulation?
Interpreting the Trends
Author Biographies MICHAEL WHITE founded the Employment Studies Group at the Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster, where he is now Emeritus Fellow. He is author of Against Unemployment (1991) and co-author of Restructuring the Employment Relationship (1998).

STEPHEN HILL has been Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London since 2002. Before that he was Deputy Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published a number of books on social theory and the sociology of employment and is co-author of The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology (1984, 1988, 1994, 2000). He was editor of The British Journal of Sociology between 1996 and 2002. His current research interests include: Work, technology and organizations; quality management; human resource management; and the future of work.

COLIN MILLS is a Lecturer in sociology and a fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. His research interests are in social stratification, the sociology of the workplace and measurement issues in the social sciences. He has recently edited a book on the sociology of the Swedish life-course.

DEBORAH SMEATON is a Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute. Her research experience and publications span a variety of areas including gender studies, self-employment, older workers and change in the workplace.