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  • Working Lives and in-House Outsourcing

    Chewed-Up by Two Masters, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline M. Zalewski

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Work, Professions and Organisations

  • Age in the Workplace

    Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald M. Truxillo, Franco Fraccaroli

    The workforce across industrialized nations has become both older and more age-diverse, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming decades. These changes will have important implications for motivating and managing both individual employees and teams and because people are retiring later,…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27

  • Strategizing Management Accounting

    Liberal Origins and Neoliberal Trends, 1st Edition

    By Chandana Alawattage, Danture Wickramasinghe

    The theory and practice of management accounting should be seen within the context of varieties of global capitalism, to appreciate its role as a 'calculative technology of capitalism' which is practiced on factory floors, corporate boards, computer networks, spreadsheets, and so forth. This new…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24

  • Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility

    Experiences in a European Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tommy Isidorsson, Julia Kubisa

    This is the era of flexibility. Under constant pressure to be adaptable, organizations increasingly adopt employment practices such as zero-hours contracts, the casualization of the workforce and the use of temporary and agency labour. These flexible practices are central to debates about the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13
    Routledge Studies in Employment Relations

  • The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit

    Development, debt and disillusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Milford Bateman, Stephanie Blankenburg, Richard Kozul-Wright

    In the mid-1980s the international development community helped launch what was to quickly become one of the most popular poverty reduction and local economic development policies of all time. Microcredit, the system of disbursing tiny micro-loans to the poor to help them to establish their own…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Performance Measurement in Philanthropic Foundations

    The Ambiguity of Success and Failure, 1st Edition

    By Helmut K. Anheier, Diana Leat

    The growth of philanthropic foundations in numbers and significance raises two immediate questions. First, what makes for success and failure of foundations’ projects and activities? Second, what yardsticks or benchmarks are used to measure performance and track goal attainment? The purpose of this…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10

  • Philosophy of Leisure

    Foundations of the good life, 1st Edition

    By Johan Bouwer, Marco van Leeuwen

    What is leisure? How does leisure relate to leading a good life? This critical and intelligent study interrogates the basic principles of leisure and demonstrates the continuing relevance of these questions for our society today. It not only explores the traditional philosophical concepts at the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

    1st Edition

    By A. J. Veal

    The idea of a ‘leisure society’ was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the pattern of falling working hours which had been experienced in Western societies in the first half of the twentieth century would continue indefinitely. The leisure society has clearly not been…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Human Resource Management

    A Critical Approach, 2nd Edition

    Edited by David G. Collings, Geoffrey T. Wood, Leslie T. Szamosi

    Despite over three decades of debate around the nature of human resource management (HRM), its intellectual boundaries and its application in practice, the field continues to be dogged by a number of theoretical and practical limitations. Written by an international team of respected scholars,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-28

  • The Employment Impact of China's WTO Accession

    1st Edition

    By A. S. Bhalla, Shufang Qiu, S. Qiu

    The book explores the macroeconomic and sectoral employment implications (in agriculture, industry and services) of China's World Trade Organisation accession. It argues that while short-run employment losses may occur, in the longer term China will be able to generate additional employment…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23

  • Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time

    1st Edition

    By Christoph Hermann

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Margins of Citizenship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Cook, Jonathan Seglow

    Citizenship is a central concept in political philosophy, bridging theory and practice and marking out those who belong and who share a common civic status. The injustices suffered by immigrants, disabled people, the economically inactive and others have been extensively catalogued, but their…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23

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