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Managing 'Human Resources' by Exploiting and Exploring People's Potentials.

Author: Mikael Holmqvist; Andre Spicer
Publisher: Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013.
Series: Research in the sociology of organizations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume we explore the impact of ambidextrous organizations on individuals' working lives. The result is a rich and fascinating picture of individuals whose working lives are made up of a continued tension and struggle between the quest to be exploitative and explorative, and thus to remain an attractive and employable subject on the labour market.
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Holmqvist, Mikael.
Managing 'Human Resources' by Exploiting and Exploring People's Potentials.
Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mikael Holmqvist; Andre Spicer
ISBN: 9781781905067 1781905061
OCLC Number: 829459977
Notes: Workload, Aspiration, and fun: Problems of balancing self-exploitation and self-exploration in work life.
Description: 1 online resource (477 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; ADVISORY BOARD; Dedication; The ambidextrous employee: exploiting and exploring people's potential; Abstract; Introduction; Enacting the environment; The quest to organizational ambidexterity; Idealizing the ambidextrous employee; Conclusion; Outline of the special issue; References; Making, breaking and following rules: the Irvine case; Abstract; Introduction; E & E; The SSS Experiment; SSS as critique of E & E; Conclusion; Notes; References; Acknowledgements. In pursuit of the ambidextrous graduate: potentiality between exploration and exploitationAbstract; Introduction; March's concepts of exploitation and exploration in relation to the theme of human potential; The rise of potentiality as a way of understanding human resourcefulness in the sphere of employability; The danger of potentiality in the image of the infinitely ambidextrous future worker; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; By hook or by crook: flexible workers between exploration and exploitation; Abstract; Introduction; Individualization and flexible knowledge workers. Exploration and exploitation in flexible biographies: research context and research designIdentity work: from the 'self-entrepreneur' to 'the invisible precarious'; The mutual adaptation between disposable workers and disposable organizations; Conclusions; Notes; References; "Some might call it work ... but we don't": exploitation and the emergence of free work capitalism; Abstract; Introduction; Exploring and exploiting "free work" in recent management thought; Toward a critical theory of "free work" capitalism; Conclusion; References. March meets Marx: The politics of exploitation and exploration in the management of life and labourAbstract; Introduction; The Marchist view of exploitation and exploration; Marxist views on exploitation and exploration; Studying the politics of exploitation and exploration at the interstices of lean production and health promotion; The objective exploitation of labour in lean production; The objective exploration of labour and the subjective exploration of life; The struggle to objectively explore labour and subjectively explore life. Extending the re-socialisation and subjective exploration of life through health promotionThe subjective exploration of life in contradiction with lean production; Discussion and conclusions; Notes; References; Acknowledgements; Coordination and learning in Wikipedia: Revisiting the dynamics of exploitation and exploration; Abstract; Introduction; Wikipedia and standard organisational arrangements; Wikipedia as an example of social production; The evolution of Wikipedia; Discussion and conclusions; Postscript; Notes; References; Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Research in the sociology of organizations.

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What are the human costs of ambidexterity? In this volume, the contributors examine how employees deal with following routines at the same time as they are expected to break them. They do this in a  Read more...

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