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Work, family and organizations in transition : European perspective

Author: Suzan Lewis; Julia Brannen; Ann Nilsen
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2009.
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"Across Europe the importance of reconciling paid work and family life is increasingly recognised by a range of diverse government regulations and organisational initiatives. At the same time, employing organisations and the nature of work are undergoing massive and rapid changes, in the context of global competition, efficiency drives, as well as social and economic transformations in emerging economies. "Work,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzan Lewis; Julia Brannen; Ann Nilsen
ISBN: 9781847422200 1847422209
OCLC Number: 847313189
Description: 240 pages
Contents: Contents: Work, family and organisations in transition: setting the context ~ Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen and Ann Nilsen; Research design and methods: Doing comparative cross-national research ~ Julia Brannen, Ann Nilsen and Suzan Lewis; PART ONE: PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATIONS: Working parenthood in a social services context: A UK case ~ Julia Brannen; Social service as human service: between loyalties; a Swedish case ~ Lars Plantin and Margareta Back-Wiklund; Organisational social capital and its role in the support of working parents: the case of a public social assistance agency in Bulgaria ~ Siyka Kovacheva; PART TWO: PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANISATIONS: Old rights in new times: the experiences of parents in a Slovenian organisation ~ Nevenka Cernigoj Sadar; Work-life initiatives and organisational change in a UK private sector company: a transformational approach? ~ Suzan Lewis and Janet Smithson; Work-family policies in a contradictory culture: A Dutch financial sector corporation ~ Bram Peper, Laura den Dulk and Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes; PART THREE: COMPARISONS: Parents and organisational change: a cross-sector comparison of two Norwegian organisations ~ Ann Nilsen, Sevil Sumer and Lise Granlund; Changing contexts, enduring roles? Working parents in Portuguese public and private sector organisations ~ Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Pedro Abrantes and Ines Pereira; Comparing flexible working arrangements across organisational contexts ~ Ann Nilsen, Suzan Lewis and Julia Brannen; In conclusion ~ Julia Brannen, Suzan Lewis and Ann Nilsen
Responsibility: ed. by Suzan Lewis, Julia Brennen and Ann Nielsen.

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