Managing Knowledge: Experts, Agencies and Organisations

Managing Knowledge: Experts, Agencies and Organisations

by Steven Albert
     
 

This book explores the growing phenomenon of atypical work manifested in workforce flexibility, mobility, the feminization of professional employment, and technological changes. Albert and Bradley focus upon an influential group of knowledge-based employees - experts - and show the way in which they are ushering in changes in the work environment by resorting to… See more details below

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This book explores the growing phenomenon of atypical work manifested in workforce flexibility, mobility, the feminization of professional employment, and technological changes. Albert and Bradley focus upon an influential group of knowledge-based employees - experts - and show the way in which they are ushering in changes in the work environment by resorting to atypical employment arrangements which are enhanced by an agency system. Case studies are developed from companies including AT&T, The Hollywood film industry, London accounting firms, and specialised agencies such as Labforce and Knowledge Net.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521561501
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/02/1997
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Introduction: the supply-side in context1
Pt. 1Expert employees and their new organization
1Trends in the labour market17
2Adaptations in the labour market and the expert employee36
3From the firm to the agency49
4Expert agency employment as a facilitator of intellectual capital64
5The temporal advantages of agency work for the expert employee82
6Taking stock98
Pt. 2The labour market and the expert employee
7AT&T's special employment policies for expert employees107
8An external temporary agency and expert employees120
9The Hollywood agency system132
10The Internet as an agent144
11Labour market segments re-examined152
12Agents and intellectual capital160
App. AFormal exposition of Winston model169
App. BAgency employment and search costs173
Notes183
References197
Index209

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