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Managing the modern workplace : productivity, politics and workplace culture in postwar Britain

Author: Joseph Melling; Alan Booth
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Studies in labour history (Ashgate (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Managing the Modern Workplace is a collection of interdisciplinary essays tackling issues of private and public management and its effects on productivity and workplace relations in modern Britain. It challenges received views on the politics of post-war labour, and brings fresh insights into the study of both private and public sector workplaces.
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Managing the modern workplace.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2007017649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Melling; Alan Booth
ISBN: 0754680967 9780754680963
OCLC Number: 244320299
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 169 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Studies in Labour History General Editor's Preface; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Preface; 1 Workplace Cultures and Business Performance: British Labour Relations and Industrial Output in Comparative Perspective; 2 Fordism and the Foreman: Labour Relations and Supervisory Trade Unionism in the American and British Automobile Industries, c. 1939-1970; 3 An Easy Life in a Railway Factory: Piecework and Shopfloor Bargaining at Swindon Locomotive Works, 1948-1963.
Series Title: Studies in labour history (Ashgate (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Melling and Alan Booth.
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