Work Organization and Europe as a Development Coalition

| Kingston University
| Swedish National Institute for Working Life
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Work Organization has achieved recent prominence in European policy, as new employment guidelines are embodied in the policies of all European Member States. New forms of Work Organization, properly understood, offer collaborative competitive advantage to European enterprises. This book, based on decades of action research in separate European nations, identifies the research background from which these new insights and policy initiatives have emerged, with continuing lessons to be learned from differences.
Work Organization is the missing link which enables innovation and training to produce sustainable increases in productivity: this is not mere academic theory but also vital practical business. The book launches a new European research agenda, which is attracting interest from across the developed world and beyond. Rather than arguing for a stronger role for the state, or simply leaving matters to the market, the book presents a “third way” based on networks and coalitions, illustrated with numerous current European case studies, which provide explanations for developments at the level of enterprises, regions and the European Union itself. The book provides valuable insights into new European Commission initiatives and Transatlantic Dialogue, and provides the foundations for renewed democratic dialogue.
[Dialogues on Work and Innovation, 7]  1999.  viii, 209 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Part I
1
1. Introduction
3
Part II
13
2. The Emergence of the Idea of Development Coalitions
15
3. Development coalition and Society: The Swedish Working Life Fund
35
4. Work Organization and Development Coalitions: Main Points
49
Part III
55
5. Development Coalitions and the Liberalism-Socialism Debate
57
Part IV
77
6. Case Studies
79
Part V
169
7. Development Coalitions: Summary and Proposals
171
Appendix: The New Employment Agenda
181
References
195
Index of subjects
201
Index of Names
207
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Subjects
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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