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Title Flexible organizations and the new working life : a European perspective / edited by Egil J. Skorstad, Helge Ramsdal
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Helge Ramsdal, Egil J. Skorstad -- The ambiguity of flexibility / Egil J. Skorstad -- The impact of flexibility on employee morale and involvement : large-sample findings for UK workplaces / Michael Rose -- Whose flexibility? British employees' responses to flexible capitalism / Harriet Bradley -- A package of flexibility? / Birgitta Eriksson, Jan Ch. Karlsson -- Protected, firm-specific, and scarce : explanations of non-standard forms of employment / R. Øystein Strøm -- Combining flexibility and worker's motivation : lessons from a study on Italian and French hospitals / Philippe R. Mossé -- Striving for flexibility, attaining resistance : culture clashes in the Swedish rail industry / Henrietta Huzell -- The re-organization of manufacturing and the emergence of a flexible economy in the UK / Stephen Ackroyd -- The quest for flexibility and governmental regulations of working life : the case of the 2005 Norwegian Worker Protection and Working Environment Act / Helge Ramsdal -- What's special about the Nordic countries? On flexibility, globalization and working life / Tor Claussen -- Concluding remarks. The complex dynamism of the flexible organization / Egil J. Skorstad
Summary What are we actually talking about when we talk of flexibility in organizational settings? Do flexible forms of organization lead to varied, challenging and autonomous work or do they have a negative impact on working conditions? These questions are confronted by a group of specialist authors, who discuss the concept of flexibility in relation to employment practices, organizational structure, cultural peculiarities and network arrangements in France, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Corporate culture -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Flextime -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Organizational behavior -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Quality of work life -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ramsdal, Helge.
Skorstad, Egil, 1945-
ISBN 0754674207 (hbk.)
0754691519 (electronic bk.)
9780754674207 (hbk.)
9780754691518 (electronic bk.)