This series presents the latest sociological and social scientific research on professions, work and organisations, welcoming studies of careers, professional motivations, organisational change, entrepreneurship, workplace issues, working lives and identities, labour relations and the transformation of work in a changing economy.
Hidden Attractions of Administration The Peculiar Appeal of Meetings and Documents
By Malin Åkerström, Katarina Jacobsson, Erika Andersson Cederholm, David Wästerfors
April 20, 2021
This book argues that the expansion of administrative activities in today’s working life is driven not only by pressure from above, but also from below. The authors examine the inner dynamics of people-processing organizations—those formally working for clients, patients, or students—to uncover the...
By Selim Reza
July 29, 2020
Positioned within the discourse of neoliberalism and precarious work, this book draws on Guy Standing’s notion of "the precariat" in an examination of the role of recruiting individuals as the key actors in labour recruitment and management practices that produce precarious work conditions. Based ...
By Sarah Katharina Kayss
January 14, 2020
This book explores the connection between British and German officer cadets’ perceptions of the past and their motivations for enlisting in the military forces in the United Kingdom and Germany. Drawing upon qualitative interviews and survey data conducted at officers’ academies in the UK and ...
By Jacqueline M. Zalewski
January 14, 2020
This book offers a sociological account of the process by which companies instituted and continue to institute outsourcing in their organization. Drawing on qualitative data, it examines the ways in which internal outsourcing in the information technologies and human resources professions ...