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Key Concepts in Work



November 2008 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"A concise, useful compilation of key topics and issues relevant to work."
E. Kaupins, CHOICE

"This authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference book will be appreciated greatly by all social science staff and students of 'work'".
—Stephen Edgell, University of Salford and author of The Sociology of Work



Key Concepts in Work
clearly and concisely explains the central ideas, debates, and theories of work. Authors Paul Blyton and Jean Jenkins offer a broad overview of the social, political, and economic contexts of work illustrated from diverse industrial societies. Each entry begins with a snapshot definition followed by key words and guidance for further reading. This book inspires students to engage in further exploration of ideas and debates.

It is an essential reference guide for all students in sociology, business studies, and management learning about work, employment, organizations, and labor markets.
 
Absence and Turnover
 
Alienation
 
Bureaucracy
 
Career
 
Collective Bargaining
 
Conflict
 
Consent
 
Customers
 
Discrimination
 
Domestic Work
 
Effort and Intensity
 
Emotional Labour
 
Employment Patterns
 
Flexibility
 
Fordism
 
Globalisation and Labour Migration
 
Human Relations
 
Informal Work
 
Job Design
 
Job Satisfaction
 
Job Security
 
Knowledge Work
 
Labour Process
 
The Law and Contract of Employment
 
Management
 
Motivation and Commitment
 
Organisational Culture
 
Organisations: Networks and Alliances
 
Participation and Involvement
 
Pay and Performance
 
Perspectives on Work
 
Power and Authority
 
Presenteeism
 
Psychological Contracts
 
Redundancy
 
Scientific Management
 
Skill
 
Surviving Work
 
Teamworking
 
Technology
 
Teleworking
 
Trade Unions
 
Unemployment and Underemployment
 
Voluntary Work
 
Working Time
 
Work-Life Balance

"A concise, useful compilation of key topics and issues relevant to work."

G.E. Kaupins
Boise State University
CHOICE

A very good book with lots of information that can be used to set up assignments and discussion. As a teacher I have found this a good basis of information and a start point to set up and challenge opinion

Miss Julia Chiari
Employability, Work Ready People- Hit
June 28, 2015

used with HIB1048 to supplement work related aspects of the module, which shifts from being optional to mandatory from October 2013
PSYCHOLOGICAL PRACTISE, REFLECTION AND WORK

Dr Shirley Pressler
Please select your department, Please select your institution
April 11, 2013

This is a very usable overview of key concepts in the sociology of work.
I'l recommend the book as a reference book

Mr André Desmet
IPSOC, KATHO - South West Flanders
January 29, 2012

This text is helpful for undergraduates studying organisations, and managers on postgraduate courses.It provides short, readable sections on all of the major HRM areas. A well written text.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
November 8, 2011

A real classic in the making - gives both broad and in depth analysis that encourages debate and reflective practice.

Mr Colin Guthrie
Kingsway Centre, North Lindsey College
August 22, 2011

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