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Description - Creating Sustainable Work Systems by Peter Docherty

Since the first edition of this book published the subject of sustainability has risen to the fore-front of thinking on almost every subject within business and management. Tackling the latest developments and integrating practical perspectives with rigorous research this new edition sheds light on a vital aspect of working life. Current trends reveal that increasing intensity at work has major consequences at individual, organizational and societal levels. New organizational approaches to work are needed so the balance between intensive and sustainable work can be achieved, yet there are no guiding models, theories or examples on how this can be done. In exploring the development of sustainable work systems, this book analyzes these problems, and provides the basis for designing and implementing 'sustainable work systems' based on the idea of regeneration and the development of human and social resources. Shedding light on the emerging work systems, this book describes existing problems and paradoxes.The researchers, from various academic disciplines and institutions in the US and Europe, consider the existing possibilities and emerging solutions and explore alternatives to intensive work systems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415772723
ISBN-10: 0415772729
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Docherty

Peter Docherty is Professor at the Centre for Healthcare Improvement and Department of Quality Sciences at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg and a Senior Researcher at ATK Arbetsliv AB. Mari Kira is an Academy Research Fellow at the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. A.B. Rami Shani is Professor and Chair of Management at California Polytechnic University, USA and Research Professor at the School of Management, Politechnico di Milano, Italy.

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