Work in the New Economy: Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley - Information Age Series (Hardback)Chris Benner (author)
Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 30/08/2002
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The rise of the information economy is dramatically transforming work and employment conditions around the globe. Who does the work, how it is done, and the results it produces for individuals and their families, for organizations and for society, is undergoing fundamental change. This book contributes to our understanding of the transformation of work in the information economy, through a detailed examination of labor markets in Silicon Valley. It provides an original and insightful analysis of flexible labor including growing volatility in work demands and increasingly tenuous employment relations. In shaping this context of rapid change, it examines the increasingly important role of labor market intermediaries. These new labor dynamics, shaped by flexibility and intermediation, create difficult and contradictory conditions for workers. Some workers clearly thrive in this vibrant context, but many face high levels of insecurity amidst growing inequality.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
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