Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations: Actors and Institutions

Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations: Actors and Institutions

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In a complex and interconnected world, work and organisations are rapidly changing. This book addresses key emerging issues by adopting an imaginative and innovative approach. Its comprehensive coverage on work and organisations aim to:

  • provide understanding of the external forces and institutions that are changing workplaces and organisations;
  • examine how organisations are being managed from within and how this reshapes the way individuals and groups relate to each other, whether they be employers, employees, independent professionals or contingent workers; and
  • integrate these two perspectives to show how both internal and external forces are interconnected and influence each other.

By combining theory and case studies, the book illuminates how ideas and concepts can be applied to work and organisations in a variety of contexts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429801440
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Russell D. Lansbury is Emeritus Professor of Employment Relations at the University of Sydney Business School where he was Associate Dean (Research).

Anya Johnson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School, Work and Organisational Studies and Co-Director of the Body Heart and Mind in Business research group.

Diane van den Broek is Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School.

Table of Contents

Part I: Identifying the Changing Contours of Work

Introduction (Diane van den Broek)

1. A Dynamic Work Systems Approach for Analysing Employment Relations (Chris F Wright and Russell D Lansbury)

2. The "Gigification" of Work: Consideration of the Challenges and Opportunities (Alex Veen, David Oliver, Caleb Goods and Tom Barratt)

3. The Life Cycle of Women’s Employment in Australia and Inequality Markers (Marian Baird and Alexandra Heron)

4. Migration, Skill and Career: Organisationally Bounded and Individually Bonded (Diane van den Broek and Dimitria Groutsis)

5. Feeling the Heat: What Future for Organisations and Work on a Climate-Changed World? (Christopher Wright)

Part II: Navigating the Changing Contours of Work: The Role of Collective Actors

Introduction (Russell D Lansbury)

6. What Have They Ever Done for Us? Unions in Australia (Bradon Ellem and Rae Cooper)

7. Strategy and Policy: The ‘Professionalisation’ of Teaching and the Work of an Australian Teachers’ Union (Susan McGrath-Champ, Mihajla Gavin and Meghan Stacey)

8. Financialisation and the Growth of Low-wage, Insecure Work (Mark Westcott, Stephen Clibborn and Chris F Wright)

9. Visualising Organisations over Time and Space: The Visual Atlas of Australian Co-operatives (Greg Patmore, Nikola Balnave and Olivera Marjanovic)

Part III: Integrating the Changing Contours of Work within Organisations

Introduction (Anya Johnson)

10. Capability that Really Counts: a three-dimensional approach to capturing board capital (Tien Nguyen, Mark Westcott and John Shields)

11. The Politics of Emotional Credibility in the Strategic Planning Process (Stephanie Dunk and Leanne Cutcher)

12. Workplace Bullying: Building a Conceptual Framework and a Research Agenda (Angela Knox and Philip Bohle)

13. Enhancing Compassion in Healthcare: A Multi-Level Perspective (Karyn L. Wang, Annalena Welp, Ju Li Ng and Helena Nguyen)

14. Workplace Well-being: A Critical Review and the Case of Mindfulness-based Programs (James Donald, Anya Johnson and Helena Nguyen)

Part IV: Reflections on Work and Organizations

15. Labouring Under the New Capitalism (Chris Howell)

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