Work in Transition

Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants' Passages into the Labour Market

Author: Arnd-Michael Nohl,Karin Schittenhelm,Oliver Schmidtke,Anja Weiss

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615680

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Work in Transition shows how migrants develop their cultural capital in order to enter the workforce, as well as how failure to leverage that capital can lead to permanent exclusion from professional positions.
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Women and Transition

Reinventing Work and Life

Author: Linda Rossetti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137476559

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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In a recent study, ninety percent of women stated that they 'expect to transition' within the next five years. Rather than be frustrated, Rosetti argues that with thought and some elbow grease, transition is not only healthy but rewarding. Women and Transition is a step-by-step how-to guide that every woman can learn from.
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Nancy Crow

work in transition

Author: Nancy Crow,Penny McMorris

Publisher: Amer Quilters Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 31

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A collection of new work by internationally recognized quiltmaker Nancy Crow is reproduced in stunning color in this beautiful publication. Penny McMorris, exhibition curator, interviews Crow for the book's introduction.
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Gender and Work in Transition

Globalization in Western, Middle and Eastern Europe

Author: Regina Becker-Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3322949524

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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Das englischsprachige Buch untersucht die Lebensverhältnisse erwerbstätiger Frauen unter den Bedingungen ökonomischer, politscher und kultureller Transformation.
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Lost in Transition

Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan

Author: Mary C. Brinton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492527

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Lost in Transition tells the story of the 'lost generation' that came of age in Japan's deep economic recession in the 1990s. The book argues that Japan is in the midst of profound changes that have had an especially strong impact on the young generation. The country's renowned 'permanent employment system' has unraveled for young workers, only to be replaced by temporary and insecure forms of employment. The much-admired system of moving young people smoothly from school to work has frayed. The book argues that these changes in the very fabric of Japanese postwar institutions have loosened young people's attachment to school as the launching pad into the world of work and loosened their attachment to the workplace as a source of identity and security. The implications for the future of Japanese society - and the fault lines within it - loom large.
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Contingent Work

American Employment Relations in Transition

Author: Kathleen Barker,Kathleen Christensen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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The successful 1997 strike by the Teamsters against UPS, and the overwhelming support the American public gave the strikers highlighted the impact of contingent work—an umbrella term for a variety of tenuous and insecure employment arrangements such as temping, independent contracting, employee leasing, and some self-employment and part-time or part-year work. This new book contends that contingent work represents a profound deviation from the employment relations model that dominated most of this century's labor relations. It delineates essential features of contingent work from both the worker's and the organization's point of view. Articulating a variety of perspectives from various disciplines, the contributors examine the business forces driving contingent work and assess the consequences of working contingently for the individual, family, and community, taking into account issues of race, class, and gender. They ask how current labor and employment laws need to be rewritten to provide contingent workers with the same comprehensive protections offered to permanent employees. In the final chapter, the editors comment on the status of research on contingent work and chart future research directions.
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Work, Employment and Transition

Author: Al Rainnie,Adrian Smith,Adam Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134534973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Since the late 1980s the experiences of work and employment in the former communist world have been profoundly transformed. Work, Employment and Transition brings together a series of essays by leading international scholars which highlights the varied and complex forms that work and employment restructuring are taking in the post-soviet world, and makes important theoretical contributions to our understanding of these transformations.
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Leaders in Transition

The Tensions at Work as New Leaders Take Charge

Author: Gilles Amado,Richard Elsner

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855754621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Annotation "Leaders in Transition brings a new perspective on why some leaders succeed more than others when taking charge of an organisation. Based on in-depth case studies, when four new leaders and their teams in large and complex international organisations were tracked for over a year, this book uncovers that success in managing transition is directly related to leaders' ability to balance tensions, appropriately to the context. The reasons for each leader's effectiveness are explored and analysed, allowing the authors then to extrapolate some general conclusions about the ways in which these tensions reveal themselves during all leadership transitions."--BOOK JACKET.
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Understanding Work and Employment

Industrial Relations in Transition

Author: Peter Ackers,Adrian Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199240661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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This book aims to analyze, advertise and criticize the contribution of industrial relations to social science understanding. It brings together leading scholars to reconsider the theoretical foundations of industrial relations and its potential contribution to the wider understanding of work and economic life, to learn what it can gain from a stronger engagement with these surrounding disciplines and national traditions.The introduction provides a critical, though broadly sympathetic outline of the development of the main stream industrial relations tradition. Part One recognizes the interdisciplinary character of industrial relations by concentrating on 'border encounters' with the cognate academic disciplines of sociology, economics, management, history, psychology, law, politics and geography. Of particular interest is how far industrial relations has contributed to social science understanding beyond its own narrow borders. Part Two combines a major critical analysis of the American school, with three shorter discussions of Australia, Europe and Japan. Part Three looks forward to the potential contribution of industrial relations to our understanding of work, employment and society by identifying a variety of key dilemmas and debates which call for new interdisciplinary thinking. Finally, the book ends with a critical reassessment of the industrial relations tradition.
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The Ecosocial Transition of Societies

The contribution of social work and social policy

Author: Aila-Leena Matthies,Kati Närhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317034597

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This groundbreaking book both explains and expands the growing debate on ecological (environmental) social work at the global level. In order to achieve this, the book strengthens the environmental paradigm in social work and social policy by undertaking further research on theoretical and conceptual clarification as well as distinct reflections on its practical directions. Divided into five parts: concepts; the impact of environmental crises; sustainable communities and lifestyles; food politics; and the profession in transition, this work’s main objective is to place ecological social work as a part of the more comprehensive and interdisciplinary eco-social transition of societies towards sustainability, balancing economic and social development with the limited resources of the natural environment. By focussing on these five core concepts, it shows how social work and social policy contribute to this transition through having a research-based approach and orientation on solutions rather than problem analysis. The book will be of interest to scholars from a broad range of disciplines, including those in social work and social policy, sustainability, economics, agriculture and environmental studies.
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Souls in Transition

The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

Author: Christian Smith,Patricia Snell

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195371798

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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Based on candid interviews with thousands of young people tracked over a five-year period, this book reveals how the religious practices of the teenagers portrayed in Soul Searching have been strengthened, challenged, and often changed as they have moved into adulthood.
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Indian Culture and Work Organisations in Transition

Author: Ashish Malik,Vijay Pereira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317232011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This book analyses key theoretical influences on Indian culture in a business context. It shows the interactions between indigenous culture and workplace ethics which is increasingly being populated by multinational corporations. It discusses how the Indian workplace has evolved over time as well as retained some managerial practices dating back to the classical traditions of ancient India. It further demonstrates the changes brought about by globalisation, especially through information technology and business process outsourcing industries. This volume will be useful to the scholars and researchers of business and management studies, cultural studies, Asian studies as well as human resource (HR) professionals.
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Counseling Adults in Transition, Fourth Edition

Linking Schlossberg’s Theory With Practice in a Diverse World

Author: Mary Anderson, PhD,Jane Goodman, PhD,Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106366

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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The only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions, this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions. This revised edition addresses contemporary societal ills that exacerbate adult life transitions, such as a tumultuous economy, increased unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures, and focuses on our increasing racial and cultural diversity. The volume also expands its consideration of spiritual and social justice issues and provides a more integrated and holistic approach to adult transitional counseling. Key Features of the New Edition: Based on Schlossberg's technique, a new model for counseling adults in transition Offers practical new strategies and exercises for use in transitional counseling Addresses unemployment and coping in an uncertain social/economic context Focuses on loss and resilience, diversity, culture, social justice, and spirituality Contains new sections on transitioning to adulthood, living arrangements including diverse family structures, mobility, siblings, in-laws, and retirement Introduces new concepts such as collectivist coping, hardiness, mindfulness, and transcendence
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Work and Organizations in China After Thirty Years of Transition

Author: Lisa Keister

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848557302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,this book describes the social security regime in the United States . Itconveys a clear working knowledge of the legal mechanics affecting healthcare, employment injuries and occupational diseases, incapacity to work,pensions, survivors' benefits, unemployment benefits and services, and familybenefits.The analysis covers the field of application, conditions for entitlement,calculation of benefits, financing, the institutional framework, and relevantlaw enforcement and controls. Allowances for retirees, employees, publicsector workers, the self-employed, and the handicapped are all clearlyexplained, along with full details of claims, adjudication procedures, andappeals.Succinct yet eminently practical, the book will be a valuable resource forlawyers handling social security matters in the United States . It willbe of practical utility to those both in public service and private practicecalled on to develop and to apply social security law and policy, and ofspecial interest as a contribution to the comparative study of social securitysystems.
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Young Europeans, Work and Family

Futures in Transition

Author: Julia Brannen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415248469

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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Based on qualitative research with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, this book examines young peoples pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives.
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Employment Policy in Transition

The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market

Author: Regina T. Riphahn,Dennis J. Snower,Klaus F. Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540411666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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A historically unique experiment is about to enter its second decade - German unification. Early hopes for a rapid and smooth economic transformation soon turned out to be overly optimistic. Despite massive financial transfers, the political promise of a "blooming landscape" remains a vision. Actual developments have left deep scars on the labor market, and the effects will be felt for decades to come. Was this outcome to be expected, perhaps even inevitable? What went wrong, and what were the available options? Or is the current state of Eastern German labor market in fact better than is commonly assumed?
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