Employment Relationships: New Models of White-Collar Work (Cambridge Companions to Management)

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The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a quite dramatic shift in the nature of white collar employment, from lifetime tenure, often in a very hierarchical work structure, to a new model defined by flatter organizations, job insecurity, shorter tenures, declining attachment between employer and employee, and contingent work. Managing employment relations has become an issue of huge strategic importance as businesses struggle to respond to the pace of change in management systems and working practices. Employment Relationships: New Models of White-Collar Work traces developments in employment arrangements drawn from a number of business contexts. These include the rising role of outside hiring and lateral moves in shaping and managing careers, increased career uncertainty, and much greater variety in organizational structures – even within industries and professions – as employers struggle to meet the diverging demands of their product markets.

Review
‘In Employment Relationships, Peter Cappelli and his colleagues examine the changes in employment relations that have accompanied the withering away of the model represented by the ‘Organization Man’. The chapters help to identify the variety and commonalities of new models of employment relations and white-collar careers by addressing topics such as separations and promotions in manufacturing and financial organizations, call centers, triadic employment relations, and careers of lawyers and physicians. This book is a valuable addition to our understanding of the emergent employment relations in white-collar occupations.’ Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and President of the American Sociological Association, 2007–8

‘Peter Cappelli’s Employment Relationships assembles an excellent group of young scholars whose research is showing us how white collar work is actually carried out today, in all its varieties. Anyone wanting to join these authors on the cutting edge of the study of work and employment should start by looking at the rich mix of issues, methods, and theory found here. If this book is an indication of where our field is going, the future is bright, exciting, and in good hands.’ Thomas A. Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Co-Director of the MIT Workplace Center and of the Institute for Work and Employment Research –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Book Description
An authoritative analysis of employment relations in real-world business settings. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Managing employment relations has become an issue of huge strategic importance as businesses struggle to respond to the pace of change in management systems and working practices. Employment Relationships: New Models of White-Collar Work traces the latest developments in employment arrangements drawn from a number of business contexts. –This text refers to the printed_access_code edition.

Product Key Features
Format Trade Paperback
Language English
Publication Year 2008
Number of Pages 276 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 9.1in.
Item Height 0.6in.
Item Width 5.9in.
Item Weight 15.9 Oz

Table of Content List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Foreword; 1. Introduction Peter Cappelli; 2. Corporate restructuring and the employment relationship John Dencker; 3. The up and out in organizations Margaret Yap; 4. In the pursuit of quality and quantity: the competing demands in call centers Stefanie L. Wilk; 5. Three’s a crowd? Understanding triadic employment relationships Matthew Bidwell and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo; 6. The changed world of large law firms and their lawyers: an opportune context for organizational researchers Peter D. Sherer; 7. The upside of bureaucracy: unintended benefits for careers in professional services Forrest Briscoe; Index.
Copyright Date 2008
Target Audience Scholarly & Professional
Topic Human Resources & Personnel Management, Labor, Organizational Development
Lccn 2008-275035
Dewey Decimal 331
Series Cambridge Companions to Management Ser.
Dewey Edition 22
Illustrated Yes
Genre Business & Economics

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