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Key Concepts in Work



October 2007 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This excellent book will encourage students to think about the diverse range and broad character of issues encountered at work. It highlights both enduring dilemmas and emerging issues in contemporary employment. Each concept is carefully explained with engaging examples provided throughout. As such it will help prime students to understand key issues at work and make a first-rate addition to any social science reading list."
- Nicolas Bacon, Nottingham University Business School

"This authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference book will be appreciated greatly by all social science staff and students of work."
- Stephen Edgell, University of Salford and author of The Sociology of Work

The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensible study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Work:

  • Clearly and concisely explains the central ideas, debates and theories of work.
  • Offers a broad overview of the social, political and economic contexts of work illustrated from diverse industrial societies.
  • Begins each entry with a snapshot definition followed by key words and guidance for further reading.
  • Inspires students to engage in further exploration of ideas and debates.
  • Provides an essential reference guide for all students in sociology, business studies, management learning about work, employment, organizations and labour markets.

 
Absence and Turnover
 
Alienation
 
Bureaucracy
 
Career
 
Collective Bargaining
 
Conflict
 
Consent
 
Customers
 
Discrimination
 
Domestic Work
 
Effort and Intensity
 
Emotional Labour
 
Employment Patterns
 
Flexibility
 
Fordism
 
Globalisation and Labour Migration
 
Human Relations
 
Informal Work
 
Job Design
 
Job Satisfaction
 
Job Security
 
Knowledge Work
 
Labour Process
 
The Law and Contract of Employment
 
Management
 
Motivation and Commitment
 
Organisational Culture
 
Organisations: Networks and Alliances
 
Participation and Involvement
 
Pay and Performance
 
Perspectives on Work
 
Power and Authority
 
Presenteeism
 
Psychological Contracts
 
Redundancy
 
Scientific Management
 
Skill
 
Surviving Work
 
Teamworking
 
Technology
 
Teleworking
 
Trade Unions
 
Unemployment and Underemployment
 
Voluntary Work
 
Working Time
 
Work-Life Balance

"A concise, useful compilation of key topics and issues relevant to work."

G.E. Kaupins
Boise State University
CHOICE

A very good book with lots of information that can be used to set up assignments and discussion. As a teacher I have found this a good basis of information and a start point to set up and challenge opinion

Miss Julia Chiari
Employability, Work Ready People- Hit
June 28, 2015

used with HIB1048 to supplement work related aspects of the module, which shifts from being optional to mandatory from October 2013
PSYCHOLOGICAL PRACTISE, REFLECTION AND WORK

Dr Shirley Pressler
Please select your department, Please select your institution
April 11, 2013

This is a very usable overview of key concepts in the sociology of work.
I'l recommend the book as a reference book

Mr André Desmet
IPSOC, KATHO - South West Flanders
January 29, 2012

This text is helpful for undergraduates studying organisations, and managers on postgraduate courses.It provides short, readable sections on all of the major HRM areas. A well written text.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
November 8, 2011

A real classic in the making - gives both broad and in depth analysis that encourages debate and reflective practice.

Mr Colin Guthrie
Kingsway Centre, North Lindsey College
August 22, 2011

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