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Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work

By Bas A.S. Koene,Nathalie Galais,Christina Garsten
  • ISBN Code: : 1317808762
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Over the past two decades the use of flexible employment relations has increased in most developed countries. The growth of temporary agency work constitutes a significant component of this development. Organizations are now facing the challenges of managing a ‘blended workforce’, i.e. a workforce consisting of both direct hires and contractors. At a time when Europe, as well as the rest of the world, is facing enhanced global competition and a severe labor market crisis, an understanding of temporary employment practices becomes all the more acute. With the evolution of the use of agency work in the Western world over the past decade, the chapters in this volume show how a focus on the management and organization of temporary agency work can be helpful to see possibilities and pitfalls for the use of temporary employment in the wake of changed employment practices and challenges to labor market stability and welfare structures. Together, the new case studies presented in this volume provide a wide scope of analysis of the organization and management of temporary agency work, offering a much-needed contribution to the discussion of issues and priorities that guide and shape organizational practices today. Its particular uniqueness lies in the empirical richness and variety of local case studies and the way in which these are related to wider policy aims, ideological shifts, and the dynamics of organizational practice, with a particular focus on the organization and management of ‘blended workforces’.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137069570
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: why-public-service-matters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why Public Service Matters conveys the importance, purpose, and nobility of a career as a civil servant in the United States. It does so, however, with an unflinching eye on the realpolitik that drives public administration in America's "compensatory state" and on the pitfalls of reformers' focus on bureaucratic, rather than democratic, administration. The book links the nation's ability to handle contemporary policy problems with the strategic, tactical, and normative quality of public management. In doing so, it offers newcomers a rare, concise, and accessible overview of the field. Readers will gain an appreciation for the challenges, choices, and opportunities facing public managers as they help advance a sense of common purpose informed by democratic constitutional values in twenty-first century America.

Getting Agencies to Work Together

By Eugene Bardach
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Book Code : 0815791283
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: getting-agencies-to-work-together.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Collaboration between government agencies, an old joke goes, is an unnatural act committed by nonconsenting adults. Eugene Bardach argues that today's opinion climate favoring more results-oriented government makes collaboration a lot more natural--though it is still far from easy. In this book, Bardach diagnoses the difficulties, explains how they are sometimes overcome, and offers practical ideas for public managers, advocates, and others interested in developing interagency collaborative networks. Bardach provides examples from diverse policy areas, including children, youth, and family services; welfare-to-work; antipollution enforcement; fire prevention; and ecosystem management.

Organizational Culture and Identity

By Martin Parker
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 0857021915
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: organizational-culture-and-identity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Organizational Culture and Identity discusses the literature concerned with culture in organizations and explains why the term has been invoked with such enthusiasm. Martin Parker presents further ways of thinking about organizations and culture which suggest that organizational cultures should be seen as `fragmented unities′ in which members identify themselves as collective at some times and divided at others.

Materiality and Space

By Nathalie Mitev,Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113730409X
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: materiality-and-space.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Materiality and Space focuses on how organizations and managing are bound with the material forms and spaces through which humans act and interact at work. It concentrates on organizational practices and pulls together three separate domains that are rarely looked at together: sociomateriality, sociology of space, and social studies of technology. The contributions draw on and combine several of these domains, and propose analyses of spaces and materiality in a range of organizational practices such as collaborative workspaces, media work, urban management, e-learning environments, managerial control, mobile lives, institutional routines and professional identity. Theoretical insights are also developed by Pickering on the material world, Lyytinen on affordance, Lorino on architexture and Introna on sociomaterial assemblages in order to delve further into conceptualizing materiality in organizations.

Assembling Health Care Organizations

By K. Lindberg,A. Styhre,Lars Walter
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113702464X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: assembling-health-care-organizations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Assembling Health Care Organizations combines an institutional theory perspective with a materialist view of the technologies, devices, biological specimens, and other material resources mobilized and put to work in health care work.

Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation

By Lesley McMillan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317149114
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 838
  • Pdf File: diversity-standardization-and-social-transformation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Arranged around the themes of theorizing and policy-making, race, ethnicity and religion, gender, and class, inequality and welfare, this book addresses the question of whether the European Union tends towards diversification or standardization. It engages with issues of identity, citizenship and social justice, changes throughout the life course, social movements, the reconciliation of work and life, the increasing diversity of cultural values, and integration and immigration, whilst also examining questions of social inclusion and exclusion. Presenting a general theoretical framework for the simultaneous analysis of standardization and diversification processes, alongside detailed case studies at EU and national levels, Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation explores the interactions between national, European and regional regulatory spaces.

The Handbook of Research on Top Management Teams

By Mason Andrew Carpenter,M. Keith Weikel
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780857933201
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 500
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Book Short Summary:

This Handbook presents original research and theory on executives, top management teams, and boards of directors and illustrates the vital importance of this field of study. Top management teams are responsible for the strategic choices and major decisions in organizations. These organizations are a reflection of the members that make up their strategic management. The roles top management play and the impact they have are clearly visible in firms around the world, both large and small. The international group of authors that comprise this volume address questions central to the field of strategy and strategic leadership. They review the determinants of top management team composition, their social networks, and executive dismissal; the psychological and personality profiles of top executives; the methodologies relevant to the study of top teams; and the roles of top executives in cross business unit collaboration, competitive behavior, and strategic entrepreneurship. Each chapter presents path-breaking research and provides a roadmap for new research avenues and agendas. Professors, students and researchers in the area of strategy, management and strategic leadership will find this book an invaluable resource.