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Re-thinking the Future of Work
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Introduction: rethinking the future of work.- PART 1: DOMINANT PERSPECTIVES ON THE DIRECTION OF WORK.- The dominant narratives.- The demise of the informal economy and growth of the formal economy.- The all-pervasive penetration of the market.- The advent of a globalized world.- PART 2: FUTURES FOR EMPLOYMENT.- The rise of the information/knowledge society.- New forms of flexible work organization.- Post-bureaurcratic management.- Non-capitalist futures for employment.- PART 3: VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF WORK.- Third way visions of work organization.- Organizing work in a post-employment world.- Work Organization in a post-capitalist world.- Green visions of work organization.- Conclusions: futures for work.- References.- Index.

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'...thought provoking, profound and based on sound research. It is well crafted and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in, among other things, helping to shape the future for those people throughout the world who are not empowered to do it for themselves.' - Tony Gould, Industrial Relations '...the book is precise, up-to-date and well-informed: it offers a comprehensive state of the art of contemporary social theory.' - Enzo Mingione, Urban Studies

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COLIN C. WILLIAMS is Professor of Strategic Management in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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'...thought provoking, profound and based on sound research. It is well crafted and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in, among other things, helping to shape the future for those people throughout the world who are not empowered to do it for themselves.' - Tony Gould, Industrial Relations '...the book is precise, up-to-date and well-informed: it offers a comprehensive state of the art of contemporary social theory.' - Enzo Mingione, Urban Studies

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