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New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace (Paperback, 1st ed): Terry Thomason, John F. Burton, Douglas Hyatt New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace (Paperback, 1st ed)
Terry Thomason, John F. Burton, Douglas Hyatt
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume examines questions related to the prevention, compensation, and accommodation of work disabilities. It focuses on disabilities arising out of workplace activity.

The Industrialist and the Mountaineer - The Eastham-Thompson Fued and the Struggle for West Virginia's Timber Frontier... The Industrialist and the Mountaineer - The Eastham-Thompson Fued and the Struggle for West Virginia's Timber Frontier (Paperback)
Ronald L Lewis
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1897 a small landholder named Robert Eastham shot and killed timber magnate Frank Thompson in Tucker County, West Virginia, leading to a sensational trial that highlighted a clash between local traditions and modernizing forces. Ronald L. Lewis's book uses this largely forgotten episode as a window into contests over political, environmental, and legal change in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. The Eastham-Thompson feud pitted a former Confederate against a member of the new business elite who was, as a northern Republican, his cultural and political opposite. For Lewis, their clash was one flashpoint in a larger phenomenon central to US history in the second half of the nineteenth century: the often violent imposition of new commercial and legal regimes over holdout areas stretching from Appalachia to the trans-Missouri West. Taking a ground-level view of these so-called "wars of incorporation," Lewis's powerful microhistory shows just how strongly local communities guarded traditional relationships to natural resources. Modernizers sought to convict Eastham of murder, but juries drawn from the traditionalist population refused to comply. Although the resisters won the courtroom battle, the modernizers eventually won the war for control of the state's timber frontier.

When Doctors Join Unions (Paperback): Grace Budrys When Doctors Join Unions (Paperback)
Grace Budrys
R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Current and anticipated changes in this country's health care system are likely to add momentum to the physicians' union movement, according to Grace Budrys. She documents the emergence and development of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), founded in the San Francisco Bay area in 1972, and suggests it may be a harbinger of renewed organizing efforts throughout the country.Representing both salaried and private practice doctors, the UAPD gained strength in the early 1980s during the crisis in malpractice suits, and surged again in recent years in response to steadily increasing medical corporatization. Budrys argues that the approach to modernization now favored across the country resembles that of the industrialization era. As health organizations become larger, more centralized, and more hierarchical, decisions are made further from the work site and some traditional responsibilities are delegated to lower-paid, less-trained workers.Nevertheless, the image of blue-collar industrial workers organizing into unions is not easily reconciled with our society's image of physicians as highly trained and highly skilled members of a profession long considered the bastion of individualists. Budrys suggests that doctors' unions in general and the UAPD in particular may provide a model for other nontraditional groups and occupations seeking solutions to contemporary problems in the workplace. After discussing the laws governing workers' organizing rights and their interpretation by the courts, she concludes with commentary on the organizing activity taking place among highly paid and highly educated workers.

Black Lung - Anatomy of a Public Health Disaster (Paperback, illustrated edition): Alan Derickson Black Lung - Anatomy of a Public Health Disaster (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Alan Derickson
R546 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R97 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the definitive history of a twentieth-century public health disaster, Alan Derickson recounts how, for decades after methods of prevention were known, hundreds of thousands of American miners suffered and died from black lung, a respiratory illness caused by the inhalation of coal mine dust. The combined failure of government, medicine, and industry to halt the spread of this disease and even to acknowledge its existence resulted in a national tragedy, the effects of which are still being felt.

The book begins in the late nineteenth century, when the disorders brought on by exposure to coal mine dust were first identified as components of a debilitating and distinctive illness. For several decades thereafter, coal miners' dust disease was accepted, in both lay and professional circles, as a major industrial disease. Derickson describes how after the turn of the century medical professionals and industry representatives worked to discredit and supplant knowledge about black lung, with such success that this disease ceased to be recognized. Many authorities maintained that breathing coal mine dust was actually beneficial to health.

Derickson shows that activists ultimately forced society to overcome its complacency about this deadly and preventable disease. He chronicles the growth of an unprecedented movement from the turn-of-the-century miners' union, to the social medicine activists in the mid-twentieth century, and the black lung insurgents of the late sixties which eventually won landmark protections and compensation with the enactment of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act in 1969. An extraordinary work of scholarship, Black Lung exposes the enormous human cost of producing the energy source responsible for making the United States the world's preeminent industrial nation."

Employment Relations - Fairness and Trust in the Workplace (Paperback): Cecilie Bingham Employment Relations - Fairness and Trust in the Workplace (Paperback)
Cecilie Bingham
R958 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R85 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017* 'In this new, original book, Cecilie Bingham puts fairness, trust, organisational justice, and power at the heart of employment relationships in a variety of settings. This thought-provoking text provides academic, practical and theoretical insights into the contested nature of contemporary work and employment relations at workplace level. It should become essential reading for students, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in the field.' - Professor David Farnham, University of Portsmouth, UK Mapped to CIPD learning outcomes at level 5 and level 7, Employment Relations: Fairness and Trust in the Workplace critically reflects on current research, commentary, evidence and practice in the employment relationship with a unique focus on organizational justice. Combining theoretical concepts, tools and models with practical examples, it is packed with innovative learning features designed to help students to engage with the subject, including: Extracts of recent news items linked to chapter content Insights to help link theory and practice supported by podcast interviews on the book's companion website A series of case study `snippets', activities and revision exercises. The book is complimented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, Instructors' manual, multimedia links, podcasts, and free SAGE journal articles. Suitable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on Employment Relations, Industrial Relations or HRM courses.

The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (Paperback, Second Edition, with a New Introduction): Thomas A. Kochan,... The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (Paperback, Second Edition, with a New Introduction)
Thomas A. Kochan, Harry C. Katz, Robert B. McKersie
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Great Cowboy Strike - Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West (Hardcover): Mark A. Lause The Great Cowboy Strike - Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West (Hardcover)
Mark A. Lause
R471 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R112 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although later made an icon of "rugged individualism," the American cowboy was a grossly exploited and underpaid seasonal worker, who waged a series of militant strikes in the generally isolated and neglected corners of the Old West. Mark Lause examines those neglected labour conflicts, couching them in the context of the bitter and violent "range wars" that broke out periodically across the region, and locating both among the political insurgencies endemic to the American West in the so-called Gilded Age.

Wobblies of the World - A Global History of the IWW (Paperback): Peter Cole, David Struthers, Kenyon Zimmer Wobblies of the World - A Global History of the IWW (Paperback)
Peter Cole, David Struthers, Kenyon Zimmer
R415 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R91 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The Industrial Workers of the World is a union unlike any other. Founded in 1905 in Chicago, it rapidly gained members across the world thanks to its revolutionary, internationalist outlook. By using powerful organising methods including direct-action and direct-democracy, it put power in the hands of workers. This philosophy is labeled as `revolutionary industrial unionism' and the members called, affectionately, `Wobblies'. This book is the first to look at the history of the IWW from an international perspective. Bringing together a group of leading scholars, it includes lively accounts from a number diverse countries including Australia, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden and Ireland, which reveal a fascinating story of global anarchism, syndicalism and socialism. Drawing on many important figures of the movements such as Tom Barker, Har Dayal, Joe Hill, James Larkin and William D. "Big Bill" Haywood, and exploring particular industries including shipping, mining, and agriculture, this book describes how the IWW and its ideals travelled around the world.

Total Safety and the Productivity Challenge (Hardcover): Maria C. Leva, Tom Kontogiannis, Marko Gerbec, Olga Aneziri Total Safety and the Productivity Challenge (Hardcover)
Maria C. Leva, Tom Kontogiannis, Marko Gerbec, Olga Aneziri
R1,463 Discovery Miles 14 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Adopting a strategic approach to risk management can maximize competitiveness and profitability. Total Safety and Productivity approaches offer managers a set of methods and tools to apply a Total Safety Management (TSM) philosophy to achieve this. The capability to anticipate, assess and plan for risks associated with future operations is a critical success factor, for enterprises of all types and sizes. The ability to risk assess actual operations with an easy to apply, resilient methodology can offer significant benefits in terms of the capacity to improve safety and performance. This book describes approaches that can be used alone or jointly to improve safety management in any organization. The methods are based on academic best practice and have been developed by leading experts, but are presented here in a practical way for application in industry by non-experts. The book outlines a professional approach to risk and safety management, which requires goal setting, planning and the measurement of performance, and encourages a safety management system that is woven holistically into the fabric of an organization so that it becomes part of the culture, the way people do their jobs, and helps ensure that issues are correctly prioritized and managed as they emerge. This book is essential reading for professionals, at both expert and non-expert level, who are interested in applying the TSM philosophy within their organization.

Walmart - Diary of an Associate (Paperback): Hugo Meunier Walmart - Diary of an Associate (Paperback)
Hugo Meunier
R320 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R42 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 2012, journalist Hugo Meunier went undercover as a Walmart employee for three months in St. Leonard, Quebec, just north of Montreal. In great detail, Meunier charts the daily life of an impoverished Walmart worker, referring to his shifts at the box store giant as "somewhere between the army and Walt Disney." Each shift began with a daily chant before bowing to customer demands and the constant pressure to sell. Meanwhile Meunier and his fellow workers could not afford to shop anywhere else but Walmart, further indenturing them to the multi-billion-dollar corporation. Beyond his time on the shop floor, Meunier documents the extraordinary efforts that Walmart exerts to block unionization campaigns, including their 2005 decision to close their outlet in Jonquiere, QC, where the United Food and Commercial Workers union had successfully gained certification rights. A decade later he charts the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that exposed the dubious legal ground on which Walmart stood in invoking closure and throwing workers out on the street. In Walmart: Diary of an Associate, Meunier reveals the truths behind Walmart's low prices. It will make you think twice before shopping there.

Economics of Trade Unions (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Albert Rees Economics of Trade Unions (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Albert Rees
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this third edition of his highly acclaimed and influential study, Albert Rees updates his material to reflect the major changes in the labor scene occurring during the 1970s and 1980s. New to this edition is a chapter on the decline of private sector unions, and other chapters have been substantially revised. The treatment of the effect of unions on relative wages has been completely recast to reflect the results of recent research. Students of labor economics will find that Rees's well-balanced account provides an excellent, comprehensive view of all aspects of the activities of unions, from their early development and history, through analysis of their sources of power, to the effects of their policies. In the final chapters, Rees broadens his evaluation to survey noneconomic as well as economic aspects of union activity.

Wages for Housework - The New York Committee 1972-1977: History, Theory, Documents (Paperback): Silvia Federici, Arlen Austin Wages for Housework - The New York Committee 1972-1977: History, Theory, Documents (Paperback)
Silvia Federici, Arlen Austin
R462 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R93 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
TV on Strike - Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet (Hardcover): Cynthia Littleton TV on Strike - Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet (Hardcover)
Cynthia Littleton
R548 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R116 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

TV on Strike examines the 2007 upheaval in the entertainment industry by telling the inside story of the hundred-day writers' strike that crippled Hollywood. The television industry's uneasy transition to the digital age was the driving force behind the most significant labour dispute of the twenty-first century. The strike put a spotlight on how the advent of new-media distribution platforms is reshaping the traditional business models that have governed the entertainment business for decades. The uncertainty that sent writers out into the streets of Los Angeles and New York with picket signs laid bare the depth of the divide, after years of industry consolidation, between the handful of media barons who rule Hollywood and the writers whose works support the industry. With both sides afraid of losing millions in future profits, a critical communication breakdown spurred a brief but fierce fight with repercussions that continue today. The saga of the Writers Guild of America strike is told here as seen through the eyes of key players on both sides of the negotiating table and of the foot soldiers who shocked even themselves with the strength of their resolve to fight for their rights in the face of an ambiguous future.

The Power of a Single Number - A Political History of GDP (Hardcover): Philipp H. Lepenies The Power of a Single Number - A Political History of GDP (Hardcover)
Philipp H. Lepenies
R645 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R221 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world's most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary economic target, and while criticism of this measure has grown, neither its champions nor its detractors deny its central importance in our political culture. In The Power of a Single Number, Philipp Lepenies recounts the lively history of GDP's political acceptance-and eventual dominance. Locating the origins of GDP measurements in Renaissance England, Lepenies explores the social and political factors that originally hindered its use. It was not until the early 1900s that an ingenuous lone-wolf economist revived and honed GDP's statistical approach. These ideas were then extended by John Maynard Keynes, and a more focused study of national income was born. American economists furthered this work by emphasizing GDP's ties to social well-being, setting the stage for its ascent. GDP finally achieved its singular status during World War II, assuming the importance it retains today. Lepenies's absorbing account helps us understand the personalities and popular events that propelled GDP to supremacy and clarifies current debates over the wisdom of the number's rule.

Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice - A Practical Guide (Paperback, New): Jane Bonehill Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice - A Practical Guide (Paperback, New)
Jane Bonehill
R1,040 R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Save R231 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The main purpose of this book is to provide clear, straightforward information about the key requirements relating to health and safety in dental practices, with a practical and user-friendly approach to help manage these issues on a day-to-day basis. It assists practice managers, dentists, dental nurses and other team members in making health and safety 'second nature' by integrating it into their usual routine - thereby preventing accidents, addressing unacceptable working practices, and maintaining professional standards in order to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the protection of employees and patients. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all major topics, from the handling of hazardous substances to the management of medical emergencies. Each chapter includes: * A tab for ease of reference * A bulleted list outlining the scope of the chapter * A list of figures * An introduction to the subject and its relevance to the dental practice * A list of key legislation relating to the subject * The subject content broken down into sub-headings * A summary to help reflection and recollection * An action check list to measure against existing working practices * frequently asked questions to assist in practical application Each topic is covered with specific reference to dental practice needs, with all the necessary detail but no excessive technicality. Ultimately, this book shows how a healthy and safe workplace is eminently achievable.

Fire Safety and Risk Management - for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (Paperback): Fire... Fire Safety and Risk Management - for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (Paperback)
Fire Protection Association
R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This textbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. Each chapter guides the student through the syllabus with references to legal frameworks and guidelines. Images, tables, case studies and key information are highlighted within the text to make learning more productive. Covering fire behaviour, safety, management, risk assessment, prevention and the changes to HSG65, the book can also be used as a daily reference by professionals. Written by experts in the field of fire safety Complete coverage that goes beyond the syllabus content making it a useful resource after study Illustrated throughout to enhance understanding

Hazardous Chemicals - Control and Regulation in the European Market (Hardcover): Herbert F. Bender, Philipp Eisenbarth Hazardous Chemicals - Control and Regulation in the European Market (Hardcover)
Herbert F. Bender, Philipp Eisenbarth
R3,676 R2,575 Discovery Miles 25 750 Save R1,101 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This practice-oriented guide covers the handling and use of hazardous chemicals at the workplace, including labelling and storage, transportation, occupational safety and proper registration with the European authorities. Current European Union legislation and directives are cited throughout the text, making this a valuable reference for companies and institutions both inside and outside of the EU common market.

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional (Paperback, Second Edition): Lon H Ferguson, Christopher A Janicak Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional (Paperback, Second Edition)
Lon H Ferguson, Christopher A Janicak
R1,283 Discovery Miles 12 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional provides safety managers with a guide for incorporating fire hazard awareness and protection into their safety management plans. Industrial fires pose one of the greatest threats to organizations in terms of financial, human, and property losses. Understanding fire safety basics, the physics of fire, and the properties and classes of common hazards is key to designing fire safety management programs that not only protect an organization's assets but also ensure the safe evacuation of all involved. Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace-from the substances required to do business to the building construction itself?-and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment.Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards. Each chapter includes a chapter summary and sample problems, making this an ideal training tool in the workplace or the classroom. Answers to chapter questions and a comprehensive glossary and index are provided at the end of the book.

Railway Safety (Railtex) (Hardcover): Pep (Professional Engineering Publishers Railway Safety (Railtex) (Hardcover)
Pep (Professional Engineering Publishers
R3,748 R2,620 Discovery Miles 26 200 Save R1,128 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

In today's maturing railway industry, the key to getting - and staying - ahead is to keep up with the latest developments across all sectors involved in railway technology. There is pressure upon the rail industry to deliver more customer benefits, with greater cost-effectiveness, faster. Over the past few years, events have highlighted the need for tighter restrictions and more stringent safety legislation to reduce the risks of track and signal failure, maintenance issues, human error etc. "Railway Safety" examines the necessity of new systems, such as APT (automatic train protection) and TPWS (traing protection warning systems) striking a balance between cost-effectiveness and the need to regain public confidence in the railways. "Railway Safety" brings together contributions from all areas of the rail industry and academia and offers the opportunity to see the most up-to-date information, case studies and technological advances from experts in this field. This collection of papers covers such topics as: safety management; risk, error and testing; signalling safety and maintenance; on-train safety systems; fire and ventilation; and leaves on the line. "Railway Safety" should be of interest to all those engineering managers, contractors, engineers and consultants involved in any aspect of railway technology.

Guidelines for Initiating Events and Independent Protection Layers in Layer of Protection Analysis (Hardcover): Center for... Guidelines for Initiating Events and Independent Protection Layers in Layer of Protection Analysis (Hardcover)
Center for Chemical Process Safety (Ccps
R2,037 R1,441 Discovery Miles 14 410 Save R596 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The book is a guide for Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) practitioners. It explains the onion skin model and in particular, how it relates to the use of LOPA and the need for non-safety instrumented independent protection layers. It provides specific guidance on Independent Protection Layers (IPLs) that are not Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). Using the LOPA methodology, companies typically take credit for risk reductions accomplished through non-SIS alternatives; i.e. administrative procedures, equipment design, etc. It addresses issues such as how to ensure the effectiveness and maintain reliability for administrative controls or inherently safer, passive concepts. This book will address how the fields of Human Reliability Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Inherent Safety, Audits and Assessments, Maintenance, and Emergency Response relate to LOPA and SIS. The book will separate IPL s into categories such as the following: * Inherent Safety * eliminates a scenario or fundamentally reduces a hazard * Preventive/Proactive * prevents initiating event from occurring such as enhanced maintenance * Preventive/Active * stops chain of events after initiating event occurs but before an incident has occurred such as high level in a tank shutting off the pump. * Mitigation (active or passive) * minimizes impact once an incident has occurred such as closing block valves once LEL is detected in the dike (active) or the dike preventing contamination of groundwater (passive).

Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation - European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s (Hardcover): Lucio Baccaro, Chris... Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation - European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s (Hardcover)
Lucio Baccaro, Chris Howell
R1,625 R1,525 Discovery Miles 15 250 Save R100 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book has both empirical and theoretical goals. The primary empirical goal is to examine the evolution of industrial relations in Western Europe from the end of the 1970s up to the present. Its purpose is to evaluate the extent to which liberalization has taken hold of European industrial relations and institutions through five detailed, chapter-length studies, each focusing on a different country and including quantitative analysis. The book offers a comprehensive description and analysis of what has happened to the institutions that regulate the labor market, as well as the relations between employers, unions, and states in Western Europe since the collapse of the long postwar boom. The primary theoretical goal of this book is to provide a critical examination of some of the central claims of comparative political economy, particularly those involving the role and resilience of national institutions in regulating and managing capitalist political economies.

Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation - European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s (Paperback): Lucio Baccaro, Chris... Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation - European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s (Paperback)
Lucio Baccaro, Chris Howell
R536 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R117 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book has both empirical and theoretical goals. The primary empirical goal is to examine the evolution of industrial relations in Western Europe from the end of the 1970s up to the present. Its purpose is to evaluate the extent to which liberalization has taken hold of European industrial relations and institutions through five detailed, chapter-length studies, each focusing on a different country and including quantitative analysis. The book offers a comprehensive description and analysis of what has happened to the institutions that regulate the labor market, as well as the relations between employers, unions, and states in Western Europe since the collapse of the long postwar boom. The primary theoretical goal of this book is to provide a critical examination of some of the central claims of comparative political economy, particularly those involving the role and resilience of national institutions in regulating and managing capitalist political economies.

Temp - How American Work, American Business And The American Dream Became Temporary (Hardcover): Louis Hyman Temp - How American Work, American Business And The American Dream Became Temporary (Hardcover)
Louis Hyman
R516 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy" --how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America.

Every working person in the United States asks the same question, how secure is my job? For a generation, roughly from 1945 to 1970, business and government leaders embraced a vision of an American workforce rooted in stability. But over the last fifty years, job security has cratered as the postwar institutions that insulated us from volatility--big unions, big corporations, powerful regulators--have been swept aside by a fervent belief in "the market." Temp tracks the surprising transformation of an ethos which favored long-term investment in work (and workers) to one promoting short-term returns. A series of deliberate decisions preceded the digital revolution and upended the longstanding understanding of what a corporation, or a factory, or a shop, was meant to do.

Temp tells the story of the unmaking of American work through the experiences of those on the inside: consultants and executives, temps and office workers, line workers and migrant laborers. It begins in the sixties, with economists, consultants, business and policy leaders who began to shift the corporation from a provider of goods and services to one whose sole purpose was to maximize profit--an ideology that brought with it the risk-taking entrepreneur and the shareholder revolution and changed the very definition of a corporation.

With Temp, Hyman explains one of the nation's most immediate crises. Uber are not the cause of insecurity and inequality in our country, and neither is the rest of the gig economy. The answer goes deeper than apps, further back than downsizing, and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work.

Delivering Resilient Health Care (Paperback): Erik Hollnagel, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Robert L. Wears Delivering Resilient Health Care (Paperback)
Erik Hollnagel, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Robert L. Wears
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Health care is under tremendous pressure regarding efficiency, safety, and economic viability. It has responded by adopting techniques that have been useful in other industries, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability - although with limited, and all-too-often disappointing, results. The Resilient Health Care Network (RHCN) has worked since 2011 to facilitate the interaction and collaboration among practitioners and researchers interested in applying concepts from resilience engineering to health care and patient safety. This has met with considerable success, not least because the focus from the start was on developing concrete ways to complement a Safety-I perspective with a Safety-II perspective. Building on previous volumes, Delivering Resilient Health Care presents documented experiences and practical guidance on how to bring Resilient Health Care into practice. It provides concrete advice on how to prepare a study, how to choose the right data, how to collect it, how to analyse the data, and how to interpret the results. This fourth book in the Resilient Healthcare series contains contributions from international experts in health care, organisational studies and patient safety, as well as resilience engineering. This book provides a practical guide for delivering resilient healthcare, particularly for clinicians on the frontline of care unsure how to incorporate resilience into their everyday work, managers coordinating care, and for policymakers hoping to steer the system in the right direction. Other groups - patients, the media, and researchers - will also find much of interest here.

Introducing Employment Relations (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Steve Williams Introducing Employment Relations (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Steve Williams
R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Introducing Employment Relations draws on the most up-to-date research and many contemporary examples to encourage students to think critically about the significant issues surrounding employment relations from a variety of perspectives. Integrated learning features, factual examples, and real-life case studies prompt students to reflect on how employment relations are regulated, experienced, and contested, by organizations and employees, collectively or individually. End-of-chapter assignment and discussion questions then develop reflective learning and promote lively debate. This edition offers a brand new chapter on employment relations in an international context and in relation to globalisation, covering global supply chains, international trade unions, and labour conflict. Comparison between labour markets and the spread of neoliberalism and financialization are analysed in Chapter 2, with new material in Chapter 10 helping students turn a critical eye to how conflict is managed in practice, whether it's in the context of managing disciplinary procedures, staff absences, or grievances. Organized thematically to provide comprehensive coverage, while maintaining a critical focus to draw out the contemporary debates surrounding work, employment, and employment relations, it is clear to see why this book is the most trusted and thought-provoking introduction to the subject available. Williams' accessible and focussed style combined with the carefully designed learning features means students can rely on this book to provide all they need to support their study of employment relations. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For students: Flashcard glossary Web case studies Web links Video links Updates For lecturers: PowerPoint slides Case study guide Guide to end-of-chapter questions Guide to web cases Figures and tables from the book

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