Changing Work Relationships in Industrialized Economies

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This book examines changing work relationships in industrialized economies within the context of economic restructuring and demographic variables. The goal of this book is to examine experiences of industrialized economies in dealing with changing work relationships and discuss policy implications of creating such work relationships. The thesis of the book is that non-standard employment forms in restructuring economies affected all workers, but particularly females and the youth. Other demographic variables of education level, race/ethnicity/immigrant status, ability, and economic class were also underlying forces in the construction and arrangements of non-standard work. Research shows both positive and negative effects of changing work relationships on workers, though there is no conclusive result whether one or the other affect is stronger. The discussion in this book pays attention to this debate and sheds light on it. This book differs from others in its comprehensiveness of the coverage of work relationships, referring to part-time, temporary/casual, telework and self-employment without employees; in its examination of a variety of variables including gender, age, race/ethnicity/immigrant status, ability, education level, and economic class; in the analysis of the topic in relation with the economic restructuring; and in its initiative in collaboration of researchers from a variety of backgrounds and regions of the world that have expertise on changing work relationships.
[Advances in Organization Studies, 1]  1999.  xx, 256 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Introduction and Overview
Işik Urla Zeytinoğlu
ix
1. Changing Work Relationships: Enacting Gender, Race / Ethnicity and Economic Class
Işik Urla Zeytinoğlu and Jacinta Khasiala Muteshi
Part I: Changing Work Relationships in The United States and Canada
2. Flexible Work Arrangements: An Overview of Developments in The United States
Stanley Nollen
21
3. Flexible Work Arrangements: An Overview of Developments in Canada
Işik Urla Zeytinoğlu
41
4. Part-Time Employment and the Worker
Daniel G. Gallagher
59
5. Telework and Teleworkers
Andrew Templer, Marjorie Armstrong-Stassen, Kay Devine and Norm Solomon
77
Part II: Changing Work Relationships in THe European Union
6. Changing work relationships in the European Union
Lei Delsen
99
7. European Employment Policies’ Potential impact on Female Workers
Danièle Meulders and Robert Plasman
115
8. Regulating the distanced Work force: Self Employment in the United Kingdom
Jan Druker
129
Part III: Changing Work Relationships in Australia
9. Changing work relationships in Australia
Michael Quinlan and Claire Mayhew
147
Part IV: Views of the Stakeholders
10. A Union Perspective on Emerging Trends in the wokplace
Louisette Hinton, Josefina Moruz and Cheryl Mumford
171
11. Between strategic Choice and Adaptation: The Role of UNICE in the European Social Dialogue
Carsten Strøby Jensen
183
12. Atypical forms of Work in the European Union; Experiences at the Establishment Level
Harald Bielenski and Eberhard Köhler
210
13. International Policymaking: The ILO Standards on Changing Work Relationships
Işik Urla Zeytinoğlu
219
Appendix: European framework Agreement on Part-Time Work
239
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors
245
Index
249
“[...] an invaluable resource for researchers interested in flexible work arrangements.”
“Overall, however Changing Work Relationships in Industrialized Economies is a valuable collection of essays from well-established researchers in the study of non-standard employment. The book concentrates on a broad range of forms of non-standard employment and provides valuable contextual material to explain national differences.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99046718