1st Edition

Work and the Enterprise Culture

Edited By Malcolm Cross, Geoff Payne Copyright 1991
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    Malcolm Cross, Geoff Payne