First published in 1998, this book explores the physical and technological changes which occurred in the growing bureaucracies of big-business and of government as well as in the small and mid-size business of the city. The study of these changes provides a context within which to set the complementary experiences of the men and women who chose to seek a living in the wide array of constantly changing office jobs.
’…an interesting and informative book…a fresh, well-argued study, strongly grounded in a particular geographical area - which is rare in itself. Historians of various persuasions - from business, to social, to gender - will find it most useful.’ Business History '… a scholarly and interesting study that not only adds to our understanding of this neglected area of work, gives added weight to a growing body of studies of business in Glasgow, but is also in many respects a good read for the general historian.' Albion
1. Introduction. 2. Office Operations and Environments. 3. Supplying the needs of offices: Education for Office Workers. 4. Finding and Filling Office Jobs. 5. Career Paths: Fulfilment of the Vision? 6. White Collars into Pink: The Feminisation of Office Work. 7. Conclusion.
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