People and Culture in Construction
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People and Culture in Construction by Andrew Dainty
Book DescriptionConstruction is one of the largest and most people-intensive industrial sectors. In many countries, however, construction is also one of the most highly criticized in terms of its employment practices and industrial relations. People and culture are too often seen as variables that must be manipulated in the cause of improved productivity. This important new work provides an essential corrective to the current literature by focusing on people and culture rather than sector efficiency. It presents the latest thinking from a diversity of perspectives derived from a major ESRC seminar series and invited contributions from leading researchers. Its interdisciplinary approach draws together industry and research and is international in its relevance. Through several multidisciplinary themes, People and Culture in Construction: * explores the industry's labour market and the major influences on employment patterns * examines how to improve the image and reality of the construction sector as an employer * looks at the forces shaping the industry and implications for its stability * considers the current composition of the workforce and the potential impacts of workforce diversification * analyzes the impact of government targets and policies on construction working practices and culture * investigates how to address the skills shortfall currently affecting the industry's performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415348706
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Dainty
Human Resource Management in Construction, Paperback (June 2012)
Rev. ed. of: Human resource management in construction projects: strategic and operational approaches / Martin Loosemore, Andrew Dainty, and Helen Lingard. c2003.
Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry, Hardback (March 2009)» View all books by Andrew Dainty
Looks at employee resourcing in-depth, both analytically and in order to provide a practical insight into the strategic considerations and operational approaches which modern large contractors take in deploying their human resources. This work is suitable for both students and managers.
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Author Biography - Andrew Dainty
Andrew Dainty is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management at Loughborough University's Department of Civil and Building Engineering. He is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of human resource management in the construction industry. He is co-author of HRM in Construction Projects (2003), and Communication in Construction (2006), also published by Taylor and Francis. Stuart Green is Professor of Construction Management in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading where he is also Director of the Innovative Construction Research Centre (ICRC). He has published widely in a range of international journals and has extensive experience of large multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research projects. Barbara Bagilhole is Professor of Equal Opportunities and Social Policy and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University. She has taught, researched and published extensively in the field of Equal Opportunities and Diversity legislation and policies. Her last book was Women in non-traditional occupations: Challenging Men (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).
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