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Transformation at Work
In the New Market Economies of Central Eastern Europe

First Edition

May 2010 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Is "success" in transformation an unproblematic concept? In this book, Anna Pollert questions the values often hidden in the burgeoning literature on "transformation" and addresses the main concerns arising from these. In exploring the key issues of post-communist transformation, the author discusses important theoretical issues about the nature of change and continuity, such as the historical, socio-economic and political effects of transformation, the broad problems of how workers and their organizations respond to change from command to capitalist economies, and case studies of how managers, workers and trade unionists experience these changes within their organizations. Transformation at Work encompass multidisciplinary approaches of history, political economy, industrial relations and sociology. It will be extremely useful to students and teachers of comparative industrial relations and business studies. The book will also be directly relevant to managers and trade unionists concerned with Eastern Europe and/or post-communism.
 
PART ONE: THE SETTING
 
Historical Legacies I
From Empires to Nations States  
 
Historical Legacies II
Diversity of Command Economy Experience  
 
Theories of the Command Economy and Transformation
 
PART TWO: THE STATE AND CAPITAL
 
`Transition' Crisis in Central Eastern Europe
 
Making Capitalism without Capital
 
Western Capital in Central Eastern Europe
 
PART THREE: LABOUR
 
Trade Union Politics and Worker Representation
 
Developments in Industrial Relations
 
Case Study
Lost Opportunities at the Heart of Czech Engineering  
 
Case Studies
Retail Service and Consumer Goods Manufacturing  
 
Afterword - The First Decade of Transformation

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