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Worker participation ; Current research and future trends

Author: Vicki Smith
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009.
Series: Research in the sociology of work, v. 16.
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Offers research on the character and implications of workplace participation. This book includes chapters that examine various outcomes, causes, and consequences related to participation programs and worker democracy today. It adopts a variety of methods and highlights the different dimensions of worker participation.
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Additional Physical Format: Print
Worker participation.
2005
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki Smith
ISBN: 9781849503419 1849503419 9780762312023 0762312025
OCLC Number: 939182608
Notes: ISSN 0277-2833.
Ebook. PDF.
Epublication rendering of: 9780762312023, 2005.
Description: 432 pages : illustrations.
Details: PDF: Adobe PDF.
Contents: Introduction (V. Smith). --
Part I: Worker Participation in Contemporary Corporate Workplaces A Theorizing Teamwork under Contemporary Capitalism. (S.P. Vallas). Organizational Narratives and the Construction of Resistance: Union Organizing at a 'Progressive' Company. (J.L. Carreiro). The Effect of Participative Work Systems on Employee Earnings. (M.J. Handel). Gendered Contradictions: Managers and Women Workers in Self-Managed Teams. (N.P. Videla). You Get Paid for That? Job and Establishment Level Variations in the Use of Incentive Compensation. (J. Reynolds). Selective Participation: Controlling Workers' Input at General Motors. (J.S. Rothstein). --
Part II: Recent Trends in Cooperatives Democracy at Work Within the Market: Reconsidering the Potential. (George Cheney). Workplace Democracy Comes of Age: Economic Stability, Growth, and Workforce Diversity. (J.S.M. Meyers). Can Collectivist-Democracy Bring Gender Equality? The Efforts at Twin Oaks. (J. Rothschild and A. Tomchin). Demographic and Environmental Influences on the Diffusion of Change Among the Israeli Kibbutzim, 1990-2001. (R. Russell, R. Hanneman, and S. Getz). Cooperative Entrepreneurialism: Reconciling Democratic Values with Business Demands at a Worker-Owned Firm. (J. Schoening). --
Part III: Mediating Worker Participation: The Labor Movement and the State. Opportunities and Challenges Facing New Workforce Institutions: A Close-up Analysis of an Alternative Staffing Service. (E.B. Neuwirth). The Spirit of Outsourcing: Corporate and State Regulation of Labor under the H-1B Visa and TANF Policies in the U.S. (F. Ridzi and P. Banerjee). Finding Jobs and Building Careers: Reproducing Inequality in State-Sponsored Job Search Organizations. (V. Smith, Heather K. Flynn, and J. Isler).
Series Title: Research in the sociology of work, v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by Vicki Smith.

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