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Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Mick Marchington, Damien Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Wilmott

Abstract

This book presents findings based upon eight case studies of inter-organizational forms, involving interviews with about 450 managers and workers from nearly sixty employing organizations across many different sites of employment — the supplier, the client, the franchiser, the franchisee, the public purchaser and the private provider. The empirical material used is extensive and grounded. The research is intended to contribute to contemporary debates on changing work organization and ‘the future of work’ by reconnecting the analysis of organizations with the study of employment and work as wel ... More

Keywords: organizations, supplier, client, franchiser, franchisee, public purchaser, private provider, work, employment, fragmentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199262236
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mick Marchington, editor
Professor of Human Resource Management, the Manchester School of Management, UMIST
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Damien Grimshaw, editor
Senior Lecturer in Management, the Manchester School of Management, UMIST
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Jill Rubery, editor
Professor of Comparative Employment Systems, the Manchester School of Management, UMIST
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Contents

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1 Introduction: Fragmenting Work Across Organizational Boundaries

Damian Grimshaw, Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Willmott

4 The Strategic Management of Contracting in the Private Sector

Marilyn Carroll, Steven Vincent, John Hassard, and Fang Lee Cooke

6 The Role of Boundary-Spanning Agents in Inter-Organizational Contracting

Mick Marchington, Steven Vincent, and Fang Lee Cooke

8 Commitment and Identity Across Organizational Boundaries

Fang Lee Cooke, Gail Hebson, and Marilyn Carroll

10 Gender and New Organizational Forms

Gail Hebson, and Irena Grugulis

11 Prospects for Worker Voice Across Organizational Boundaries

Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, and Fang Lee Cooke

12 Conclusion: Redrawing Boundaries, Reflecting on Practice and Policy

Damian Grimshaw, Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Willmott

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