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Workplace Temporalities Vol: 17

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01 Jun 2007
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
564 pages - 156 x 234 x 31mm
Research in the Sociology of Work


The global, 24/7 economy and the organizational changes it has generated have enormous implications for the organization, experience and use of time in (and out of) the workplace. In addition to eroding the boundary between home and work, creating time pressures both within and outside of the workplace, the need for businesses to compete in a 24/7 global economy has re-problematized time in the workplace. Drawing on sociology, labor economics, organizational behavior and social history, the papers in this volume examine either empirically or theoretically, a variety of aspects of time in the workplace. Contributors to this volume examine issues surrounding the distribution of and struggle over work hours and how these vary across a number of factors including race, class, occupation and other structural components of work. They examine temporal structures within organizations including inequities in flexible scheduling, entrainment and work teams, polychronicity, and how changing temporal structures affect professionalism and expertise. They also consider the way in which changing uses and organization of work time, in the context of economic instability and globalization, affect the difficulties of reconciling work and family. At the more micro-level, the papers consider individuals' perceptions and constructions and intersubjective constructions of time. To varying degrees, the authors speak to the policy implications or strategies for managing new times. Taken as a whole, these papers shed light on the way in which globalization and the emergence of a 24/7 economy have altered the ways, times, and meanings of time at work. This book series is available electronically online.
Time–Work Discipline in the 21st Century. Chronemics at Work: Using Socio-Historical Accounts to Illuminate Contemporary Workplace Temporality. Saying ‘Good Morning’ in the Night: The Reversal of Work Time in Global ICT Service Work. The Dance of Entrainment: Temporally Navigating across Multiple Pacers. Individual Temporality in the Workplace: How Individuals Perceive and Value Time at Work. Polychronicity, Individuals, and Organizations. Timing Expertise in Software Development Environments. The ‘Over-Paced’ American: Recent Trends in the Intensification of Work. For Love or Money? Extrinsic Rewards, Intrinsic Rewards, Work–Life Issues, and Hour Mismatches. The Economics of Flexible Work Scheduling: Theoretical Advances and Contemporary Paradoxes. Time and Control in a 24/7 Environment: Clock Time, Work Time, Family Time. Explaining Job Hours of Physicians, Nurses, EMTs, and Nursing Assistants: Gender, Class, Jobs, and Families. Gender Differences in the Relationship between Long Employee Hours and Multitasking. Dual Earners in Double Jeopardy: Preparing for Job Loss in the New Risk Economy. Public School Teachers Join the Ranks of Dislocated Workers. Organizational Strategies for Network Weaving Work-Life Integration into 24/7 Cultures. New Times Redux: Layering Time in the New Economy. List of Contributors.

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