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Fragmenting WorkBlurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies$
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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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Introduction: Fragmenting Work Across Organizational Boundaries

Introduction: Fragmenting Work Across Organizational Boundaries

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Fragmenting Work Across Organizational Boundaries
Fragmenting Work

Damian Grimshaw

Mick Marchington

Jill Rubery

Hugh Willmott

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the blurring of organizational boundaries and fragmentation of work, which are increasing uncertainty and ambiguity in employment relations. It considers popular accounts of new organizational forms and then turns to academic literature on fragmentation. This is followed by a description of the research project presented in this book.

Keywords:   organizational forms, fragmentation, employment relations

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