Managing Knowledge: Experts, Agencies and Organisations

Managing Knowledge: Experts, Agencies and Organisations

by Steven Albert, Keith Bradley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521598877

ISBN-13: 9780521598873

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 on 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

Overview

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 on 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 that are enhanced by an agency system. Case studies are developed from companies including AT&T, the Hollywood film industry, London accounting firms, and specialized agencies such as Labforce and Knowledge Net.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521598873
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The supply side in context; Part I. Expert Employees and their New Organisation: 1. Trends in the labour market; 2. Adaptations in the labour market and the expert employee; 3. From the firm to the agency; 4. Expert agency employment as a facilitator of intellectual capital; 5. The temporal advantages of agency work for the expert employee; 6. Taking stock; Part II. The Labour Market and the Expert Employee: 7. AT & T's special employment policies for expert employees; 8. An external temporary agency and expert employees; 9. The Hollywood Agency system; 10. The internet as an agent; 11. Labour market segments re-examined; 12. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography.

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