Work Identity at the End of the Line?: Privatisation and Culture Change in the U. K. Rail Industry [NOOK Book]

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This volume tells the story of workplace culture and identity in the railway industry before during and after privatization in the mid-1990s. It combines rich interview material from workers and managers involved in the privatization process with a fascinating background detail of nationalization. The book will be of interest to sociologists, cultural and economic historians as well as those studying culture change in business.

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Work Identity at the End of the Line?: Privatisation and Culture Change in the U. K. Rail Industry

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Overview

This volume tells the story of workplace culture and identity in the railway industry before during and after privatization in the mid-1990s. It combines rich interview material from workers and managers involved in the privatization process with a fascinating background detail of nationalization. The book will be of interest to sociologists, cultural and economic historians as well as those studying culture change in business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230570580
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/21/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Strangleman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

1 From nationalisation to privatisation 1
2 Creating railway culture, 1830-1947 14
3 On behalf of the people : managing a nationalised railway from Attlee to Thatcher, 1948-79 43
4 A seat at the table? : working for the nationalised railway, 1948-79 67
5 Back to the future? : railway commercialisation and privatisation, 1979-2001 104
6 A brave new world : working for a privatised railways, 1979-2001 134
7 Nostalgia for nationalisation? 164
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