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Work and the Enterprise Culture

1st Edition

Edited by Malcolm Cross, Geoff Payne


240 pages

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Work and Enterprise Culture examines the world of work in the light of the major changes that have occurred over the last decade. In particular, the book focuses on what is understood by the term the ‘enterprise culture’ and considers what impact, if any, this concept has on traditional work practices. A major feature of the book is that the essays also address questions of equal opportunity on grounds of gender and race, and examine the effects of the coming of the ‘enterprise culture’ has had on these concerns.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Work and the Enterprise Culture, Malcolm Cross and Geoff Payne

2. Not Such a Small Business: Reflections on the Rhetoric, the Reality and the Future of the Enterprise Culture, Roger Burrows and James Curran

3. Paternalist Capitalism: An Organization Culture in Transition, Peter Ackers and John Black

4. From Coalminers to Entrepreneurs? A Case Study in the Sociology of Re-Industrialisation, Gareth Rees and Marilyn Thomas

5. Social Polarization in the Inner City: An Analysis of the Impact of Labour Market and Household Change, Nick Buck

6. Young People’s Transitions into the Labour Market, Ken Roberts, Glennys Parsell and Michelle Connolly

7. Part-time Employment, Dual Careers and Equal Opportunities, Michael Maguire

8. Gender and Graduate Under-Employment, Tony Chapman

9. Gender and Patriarchy in Mining Communities, Sandra Hebron and Maggie Wykes

10. Economic Change and Employment Practice: Consequences for Ethnic Minorities, Nick Jewson and David Mason

11. Gatekeepers in the Urban Labour Market: Constraining or Constrained?, John Wrench


Notes on Contributors


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General