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Fragmenting WorkBlurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies$

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

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262236

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.001.0001

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  • AC

    Appeal Cases

  • ACR

    Arms' length Contractual Relations

  • AEEU

    Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (now part of Amicus)

  • ALG

    Association of London Government

  • APEX

    Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical, and Computer Staff

  • ATL

    Association of Teachers and Lecturers

  • AT&T

    American Telephone & Telegraph Company

  • BCC

    British Ceramics Confederation


    Ceramics industry research and technology organization

  • CATU

    Ceramics and Allied Trades Union

  • CCT

    Compulsory Competitive Tendering

  • CIA

    Chemicals Industries Association

  • CRE

    Commission for Racial Equality

  • CSA

    Customer Services Advisor

  • CSR

    Customer Services Representative

  • CWU

    Communication Workers Union

  • EI

    Employee Involvement

  • EOC

    Equal Opportunities Commission

  • EU

    European Union

  • EVA

    Economic Value Added

  • EWCA

    England and Wales Court of Appeal

  • FE

    Further Education

  • GMB

    General Municipal and Boilermakers' Union

  • HMSO

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

  • HRM

    Human Resource Management

  • ICL

    International Computers Limited

  • ICR

    Industrial Cases Reports

  • ICT

    Information and Communication Technology

  • IdeA

    Improvement and Development Agency

  • (p.xiii) IPA

    Involvement and Participation Association

  • IPPR

    Institute for Public Policy Research

  • IRLR

    Industrial Relations Law Reports

  • JCC

    Joint Consultative Committee

  • KIF

    Knowledge Intensive Firm

  • KPI

    Key Performance Indicator

  • LEA

    Local Education Authority

  • LFS

    Labour Force Survey

  • LGA

    Local Government Association


    National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers

  • NEDO

    National Economic Development Office

  • NFSP

    National Federation of Sub-postmasters

  • NHS

    National Health Service

  • NMW

    National Minimum Wage

  • NQT

    Newly Qualified Teacher


    National Union of Marine Aviation and Shipping Transport

  • NUT

    National Union of Teachers

  • OCR

    Obligational Contractual Relations

  • OECD

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

  • OPSR

    Office of Public Services Reform

  • PCS

    Public and Commercial Services Union

  • PFI

    Private Finance Initiative

  • PPP

    Public–Private Partnership

  • PSA

    Patient Service Assistant

  • SPV

    Special Purpose Vehicle

  • TGWU

    Transport and General Workers Union

  • TUC

    Trades Union Congress

  • TUPE

    Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)


    The largest trade union for public service workers