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    Good work: implications for research and policy

    Cooper, C. and Dewe, Philip (2009) Good work: implications for research and policy. In: Coats, D. (ed.) Advancing Opportunity: The Future of Good Work. London, UK: The Smith Institute, pp. 26-34. ISBN 1905370474.

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    Book synopsis: This monograph, the last in a series under the theme of “Advancing Opportunity”, explores the future of “good work”. There has been a lack of attention given to the quality of work, despite the fact that for most people work is where they spend most of their time, and for many others it is where they derive a fair proportion of their status, their dignity, their self-esteem, their identity and their sense of personal progress. The phrase “good work” is intended to offer a broad rubric to consider how the quality of working life can be improved and performance and productivity enhanced. This collection of essays sets out how good work chimes with the most pressing issues affecting our economy and our society – including the rise of the knowledge economy, globalisation and outsourcing, the difficulties of getting people off welfare and into work, and skills – and outlines how a new politics of “good work” can be constructed.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 17:36
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:21


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