Transformative power: a study in human service organization

May, T 2006, 'Transformative power: a study in human service organization' , in: Patterns of work in the post fordist era :fordism and post-fordism , Elgar Mini Series, 2 , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Gloucester.

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Although the activities of large industrial and financial corporations dominate economies around the world, their impact on the distribution of employment and the use of new production techniques is much disputed. In this two-volume set, the editors examine the changes which have taken place in the organization of work and the nature of employment over the last half century. The articles selected for these volumes address the issues of work, skills and employment, with particular focus on the manufacturing sector, which has seen rapid change in working practices, and on the expanding service sector, where new kinds of jobs entail serving customers and working in the money, banking and financial services, call-centres and the public and government sector. Many of the studies challenge the utopian view of post-Fordist work regimes and raise questions about the effectiveness of post-Fordist concepts in accounting for the variety of changes in the world economy. In a new introduction, the editors offer a comprehensive overview and discussion of these concerns.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Beynon, H and Nichols, T
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Elgar Mini Series
ISBN: 9781845423247
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 11:20
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:41

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