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Powerful times: flexible discipline and schedule gifts at work

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This article uses two ethnographic retail case studies to investigate contemporary workplace control. The findings highlight how flexible scheduling has serious consequences for workers and causes insecurity. This provides managers with a powerful and unaccountable mechanism for securing control. The benefits for managers of using flexible scheduling to secure control are shown to be its ambiguity and flexibility. Moreover, flexible scheduling creates an environment where workers must continu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0950017017719839

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Grant:
ES/I901957/1
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Work, Employment and Society More from this journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
6
Pages:
1061-1077
Publication date:
2017-08-15
Acceptance date:
2017-06-14
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EISSN:
1469-8722
ISSN:
0950-0170
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pubs:701335
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uuid:ac5cefd9-5281-4f88-bbe5-e273c0f1db1a
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pubs:701335
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701335
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2017-06-19

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