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Published: 02 December 2004

334 Pages | 6 figures

ISBN: 9780199262243

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Fragmenting Work

Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Edited by Mick Marchington, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Willmott

This major new book examines the way in which employment is managed across organizational boundaries. It analyses how major public-private partnerships, franchises, agencies and other forms on inter-firm contractual relations impact on work and employment and the experiences of those working in these increasingly significant forms of organization. The book draws on a large and extensive body of research to show how various aspects of employment-pay, security, commitment, training, career development, gender, and worker voice-may vary under the influence of changing organizational forms and be shaped by clients and suppliers. It concludes by putting forward a number of areas in which policy might be re-examined.


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