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Managing Employment ChangeThe New Realities of Work$
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Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199248698

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.001.0001

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Understanding Change at Work

Understanding Change at Work

(p.7) Chapter 1 Understanding Change at Work
Managing Employment Change

Huw Beynon

Damian Grimshaw

Jill Rubery

Kevin Ward

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the economic and political changes that have affected the system of employment in the UK. It then discusses the changing nature of work; the concept of embeddedness of market and production relations within local social, political, and cultural forms; and the need for an integrated and iterative analysis between the macro and micro, and the external and internal labour market systems.

Keywords:   organizational change, employment practices, organizational management, workplace change, privatization, labour market conditions, work, market relations, production relations, UK employment

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