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Telecommunications provides the first comparative description of a pivotal service industry in which deregulation, privatization, and globalization have shaped corporate strategies and structure, and altered the nature of work. A chapter is devoted to each of the countries discussed: the United States, England, Canada, Australia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Norway, Mexico, and Korea. To facilitate comparisons, the authors use a common framework in analyzing changes and their implications for work and employment relations. Most employees in telecommunications, both white-collar and blue-collar, are unionized, and that has highlighted the tension between downsizing and participatory employment stra...
This market-leading, practical text explores all aspects of human resource management, focusing on today's most critical HR issues and current practices. The book's engaging writing style and strong visual design use more than 500 memorable examples from actual organizations to illustrate key points and connect concepts to current HR practice. Fresh examples spotlight the latest developments and critical trends, while hands-on applications focus on practical tips and suggestions for success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"The authors go on to show that these changing employment patterns are closely related to the decline of unions and growing income inequality. Drawing on plant-level evidence of emerging employment practices, they provide a comprehensive analysis of changes in employment systems and labor-management relations."--Jacket.
Although a powerful, independent bureaucracy poses a threat to democracy, it is indispensable to its proper functioning. This book provides an overview of the complex relationship between bureaucracy and the politics of democracy and is essential reading for students of sociology, political science and public administration. It is designed to guide students through the maze of classical and modern theories on the topic, to give them basic information on the historical developments in this area and the present them with case histories of the actual relationship between bureaucrats and politicians in democratic societies.
In the struggles for democratisation that emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s in Africa, labour movements often played a central role in the development of opposition politics. This book examines the emergence of labour as a strong organisational and political force in the struggles against an increasingly authoritarian state in Zimbabwe. Written by specialists in the labour movement from a variety of different perspectives, the chapters discuss the political, economic, global, organisational, legal, gender and sectoral challenges faced by the Zimbabwean labour movement in its move from the margins of liberation movement politics to a pivotal role in the post-colonial struggle for a more responsible and accountable civil society and government.