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The puzzle of work: autonomy and commitment plus discipline and insecurity

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Accounts of recent developments of work organization in the UK are often organized around 'optimistic' (improving levels of skills and training, and better communication at the workplace) and 'pessimistic' (increased levels of effort and stress, work intensification, a 'representation gap') scenarios. Not surprisingly, research fails to support either of these extreme views. But it is not satisfactory to conclude that the picture is mixed and messy. It is also necessary to address the relatio...

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University of Warwick
Department:
Industrial Relations Research Unit,Warwick Business School
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Economic and Social Research Council
Publisher:
ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Series:
SKOPE Research Paper
Place of publication:
http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
Publication date:
2001-01-01
ISSN:
1466-1535
Paper number:
16, Summer 2001
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English
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2010-06-18

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