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Key Concepts in Work

Key Concepts in Work

October 2007 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This excellent book will encourage students to think about the diverse range and broad character of issues encountered at work. It highlights both enduring dilemmas and emerging issues in contemporary employment. Each concept is carefully explained with engaging examples provided throughout. As such it will help prime students to understand key issues at work and make a first-rate addition to any social science reading list."
- Nicolas Bacon, Nottingham University Business School

"This authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference book will be appreciated greatly by all social science staff and students of work."
- Stephen Edgell, University of Salford and author of The Sociology of Work

The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensible study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Work:

  • Clearly and concisely explains the central ideas, debates and theories of work.
  • Offers a broad overview of the social, political and economic contexts of work illustrated from diverse industrial societies.
  • Begins each entry with a snapshot definition followed by key words and guidance for further reading.
  • Inspires students to engage in further exploration of ideas and debates.
  • Provides an essential reference guide for all students in sociology, business studies, management learning about work, employment, organizations and labour markets.

Absence and Turnover
Collective Bargaining
Domestic Work
Effort and Intensity
Emotional Labour
Employment Patterns
Globalisation and Labour Migration
Human Relations
Informal Work
Job Design
Job Satisfaction
Job Security
Knowledge Work
Labour Process
The Law and Contract of Employment
Motivation and Commitment
Organisational Culture
Organisations: Networks and Alliances
Participation and Involvement
Pay and Performance
Perspectives on Work
Power and Authority
Psychological Contracts
Scientific Management
Surviving Work
Trade Unions
Unemployment and Underemployment
Voluntary Work
Working Time
Work-Life Balance

"A concise, useful compilation of key topics and issues relevant to work."

G.E. Kaupins
Boise State University

A very good book with lots of information that can be used to set up assignments and discussion. As a teacher I have found this a good basis of information and a start point to set up and challenge opinion

Miss Julia Chiari
Employability, Work Ready People- Hit
June 28, 2015

used with HIB1048 to supplement work related aspects of the module, which shifts from being optional to mandatory from October 2013

Dr Shirley Pressler
Please select your department, Please select your institution
April 11, 2013

This is a very usable overview of key concepts in the sociology of work.
I'l recommend the book as a reference book

Mr André Desmet
IPSOC, KATHO - South West Flanders
January 29, 2012

This text is helpful for undergraduates studying organisations, and managers on postgraduate courses.It provides short, readable sections on all of the major HRM areas. A well written text.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
November 8, 2011

A real classic in the making - gives both broad and in depth analysis that encourages debate and reflective practice.

Mr Colin Guthrie
Kingsway Centre, North Lindsey College
August 22, 2011

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