The New World of Work: Challenges and Opportunities / Edition 1

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Overview

Containing fourteen chapters by a well-known team of contributors from North America and Europe, this text focuses on the changing conditions of work today and the challenges these pose for workers.

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Meet the Author

Cary L. Cooper is BUPA Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He has written or edited over 80 books, is the co-editor of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, the Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the President of the British Academy of Management and an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences. In 2001 Professor Cooper was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen for his contribution to health and safety.

Ronald J. Burke is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the School of Business, York University, Toronto. The author of many books, he was founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He has participated in over 300 management development programs as well as acting as a consultant on organizational effectiveness for private and public sector organizations.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

About the Editors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: The New World of Work: Ronald J. Burke (York University, Canada) and Cary L. Cooper (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology).

Part I: The Changing Work Environment:.

1. Organizational Transitions: Ronald J. Burke (York University, Canada).

2. Privatization and Outsourcing: Rita Campos e Cunha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa).

Part II: Changing Career Landscapes:.

3. Developmental Relationships at Work: A Learning Perspective: Douglas T. Hall (Boston University) and William A. Khan (Boston University).

4. Second Careers and Multiple Careers: Daniel C. Fieldman (University of South Carolina).

5. The Impact of Family Life on Career Decisions and Outcomes: Romila Singh (Drexel University), Jeffrey H. Greenhaus (Drexel University) and Saroj Parasuraman (Drexel University).

Part III: Changes to Jobs And Work:.

6. Contingent Work Contracts: Practice and Theory: Daniel G. Gallagher (James Madison University).

7. Reduced-Load Work Arrangements: The Changing Nature of Professional and Managerial Work: Mary Dean Lee (McGill University), Pierre-Guy Hourquet, and Shelley M. MacDermid (Purdue University).

8. Teleworking: A Primer for the Millennium Introduction: Linda Duxbury (Carleton University) and Christopher Higgins (University of Western Ontario).

Part IV: Changing Organizational Forms:.

9. The Virtual Organization: Wayne F. Cascio (University of Denver at Colorado).

10. Designing Change-Capable Organizations: Edward E. Lawler III (University of Southern California).

Part V: Comany Initiatives to Improve New Working Arrangements:.

11. Formal Mentoring: The Promise and the Precipice: Terri A. Scandura (University of Miami) and Ethlyn A. Williams (University of South Florida).

12. Self-Assessment Models and Quality/Excellence Awards: B. G. Dale (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology).

13. Best Practices for Advancing Women in Business Organizations: Mary C. Mattis (Catalyst, New York).

14. Towards a Culture for Work–Life Integration?: Suzan Lewis (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Jackie Dyer.

Index.

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