Flexibility and Stability in Working Life

Flexibility and Stability in Working Life

By: Kristina Hakansson (editor), Bengt Furaker (editor), Jan Karlsson (editor)Hardback

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Flexibility is an ambiguous concept. This book contributes to expounding the importance of clearer concepts in the debates on economic systems, labour markets and work organization. The authors place 'flexibility' in a new theoretical context as juxtaposed to 'stability'. Much terminological confusion and is resolved by this suggestion.

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STEPHEN ACKROYD Professor of Organisational Analysis at Lancaster University Management School, UK TOMAS BERGUND Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Goteborg University, Sweden ASA-KARIN ENGSTRAND Post-doctural Fellow at the National Insititute for Working Life, Norrkoping, Sweden TOMMY ISIDORSSON Researcher at the Department of Work Science, Goteborg University, Germany DAN JONSSON Professor of Sociology at Goteborg University, Sweden ANNA POLLERT Professor of Sociology of Work at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, UK DONALD STORRIE Research Manager at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, Ireland

Contents

Reclaiming the Concept of Flexibility; B.Furaker , K.Hakansson & J.Ch.Karlsson For Whom is Flexibility Good and Bad? An Overview; J.Ch.Karlsson Flexibility, Stability and Related Concepts; D.Jonsson Britain's Flexible Labour Force: New Barriers to Individual Employment Rights; A.Pollert Flexibility's New Clothes: A Historical Perspective on the Public Discussion in Sweden; A.K.Engstrand Large Corporations and the Emergence of a Flexible Economic System: Some Recent Developments in the UK; S.Ackroyd Temporary Agency Work in the European Union - Economic Rationale and Equal Treatment; D.Storrie Flexibility, Stability and Agency Work: A Comparison of the Use of Agency Work in Sweden and the UK; K.Hakansson & T.Isidorsson Flexible Work Situations and Employees' Thoughts of Leaving the Organization; T.Berglund Type of Employment Contract and Attitudes to Flexibility: An Analysis of Data from Three Swedish Surveys; B.Furaker Time-related Flexibility and Stability for Employees; D.Jonsson

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780230013643
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 253
  • ID: 9780230013643
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 0230013643

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