Download or read book Temporary Organizations PDF or another Format written by Patrick Kenis and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This important and timely book provides a systematic treatment of temporary organizations an increasingly prevalent organizational form in which organizations work together on a joint task for example, a movie production, a rescue operation, development of a new product for an ex ante limited period of time. Demonstrating that temporary organizations are increasingly common, the book provides insights on how they differ from the classical organization and contributes to our understanding of what makes temporary organizations effective. Contributions by reputed organization scholars focus on the impact that this limited duration has on the way that temporary organizations structure their activities, organize work, use resources and achieve outcomes. Moreover, the tenability of various organizational concepts and theories for temporary contexts is examined and some unique phenomena inherent to temporariness are explored. Researchers interested in organizational design and project management scholars will warmly welcome this book, as will graduate students in organization studies, management studies, public policy studies, leisure studies, public administration and students of project management.
Download or read book Crossing the Great Divide PDF or another Format written by Vicki Smith and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vicki Smith analyzes this shift, asking how workers navigated their way across the divide between bad jobs and good jobs, between bad jobs organized hierarchically and jobs requiring greater worker involvement, and between temporary and stable work.".
Download or read book Demanding Energy PDF or another Format written by Allison Hui and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-17 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection critically engages with an important but rarely-asked question: what is energy for? This starting point foregrounds the diverse social processes implicated in the making of energy demand and how these change over time to shape the past patterns, present dynamics and future trajectories of energy use. Through a series of innovative case studies, the book explores how energy demand is embedded in shared practices and activities within society, such as going to music festivals, cooking food, travelling for business or leisure and working in hospitals. Demanding Energy investigates the dynamics of energy demand in organisations and everyday life, and demonstrates how an understanding of spatiality and temporality is crucial for grasping the relationship between energy demand and everyday practices. This collection will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of energy, climate change, transport, sustainability and sociologies and geographies of consumption and environment. Chapters 1 and 15 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com
Download or read book Temporary Camps, Enduring Segregation PDF or another Format written by Gaja Maestri and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-01-11 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book interrogates the persistence of Roma and migrant segregation in camps in order to understand how the creation of temporary enclosures can lead to enduring marginalisation. Persistent temporariness has been widely acknowledged as a common aspect of these camps, yet it remains largely under-theorised. Gaja Maestri unpacks the notion of camp persistence to delineate its different regimes and to investigate contributing factors. In order to do so, she develops a comparison between Italy and France and offers a new theorisation of the camp as a site of contentious politics, where the interaction between governmental and non-governmental actors produces different temporal arrangements and forms of segregation. Temporary Camps, Enduring Segregation will be of interest to scholars of political sociology, European comparative politics, and urban geography, specifically to those in the field of camp studies, racial segregation, Romani studies, and urban social movements.
Download or read book Management Principles PDF or another Format written by Pieter Johannes Smit and published by Juta and Company Ltd. This book was released on 2007 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book & CD. To improve on an award-winning book poses a major challenge to its authors. The authors of this book took the challenge head-on by conducting a major research study to determine what exactly the outcomes are that managers at different levels must deliver in contemporary organisations in South Africa, and the rest of Africa. The findings of this study, which dealt with current and near-future management issues, as well as classical and contemporary thinking about management, were used as the blueprint for the updating of this book. After placing management in context, the authors deal with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of managers to perform the management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling in a volatile business world. Examples of how the functions are applied in practice are cited throughout the book. These examples refer mainly to South African organisations and situations that managers in South Africa, and Africa, have to deal with to create and sustain a competitive advantage for their organisations. The book endeavours to break down the silo effect of seeing the management functions as separate activities. This is done by continuously placing the management function at hand in a bigger context. This enables learners of management to assess the implications of management decisions on different people, processes, systems and so on that make up the organisation.
Download or read book Grasping Legal Time PDF or another Format written by Martijn Stronks and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the double-edged role of time in the regulation of migration from legal, philosophical and socio-cultural perspectives.
Download or read book Cities in Time PDF or another Format written by Ali Madanipour and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From street-markets and pop-up shops to art installations and Olympic parks, the temporary use of urban space is a growing international trend in architecture and urban design. Partly a response to economic and ecological crisis, it also claims to offer a critique of the status quo and an innovative way forward for the urban future. Cities in Time aims to explore and understand the phenomenon, offering a first critical and theoretical evaluation of temporary urbanism and its implications for the present and future of our cities. The book argues that temporary urbanism needs to be understood within the broader context of how different concepts of time are embedded in the city. In any urban place, multiple, discordant and diverse timeframes are at play – and the chapters here explore these different conceptions of temporality, their causes and their effects. Themes explored include how institutionalised time regulates everyday urban life, how technological and economic changes have accelerated the city's rhythms, our existential and personal senses of time, concepts of memory and identity, virtual spaces, ephemerality and permanence.
Download or read book גברים בשמש PDF or another Format written by Ḥanna Faraḥ and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The International Law of Economic Migration PDF or another Format written by Joel P. Trachtman and published by W.E. Upjohn Institute. This book was released on 2009 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Refracted Economies PDF or another Format written by Rebecca Jane Hall and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2022-01-15 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Refracted Economies examines the gendered impact of the diamond industry in the Canadian Northwest Territories.
Author : Pirkko Pitkänen
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2019-03-22
ISBN 10 : 9780429534553
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Temporary Migration, Transformation and Development PDF or another Format written by Pirkko Pitkänen and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2019-03-22 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world grappling with refugee crisis, political unrest and economies on the verge of collapse, temporary migration has become an increasingly common phenomenon. This volume presents a comprehensive picture of the transformative and development potential of temporary transnational migration in political, legal, economic, social and cultural aspects. This book: analyses how temporary migration is distinct from more permanent and circular forms of migration; brings together case studies from five Asian countries (China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Turkey) and six European countries (Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands and Ukraine); is based on exhaustive interviews of over 800 migrants, returnees and migrants’ family members, along with about 300 field experts, politicians, authorities and actors in civil society; illustrates the diverse nature of temporary migration, the continuing globalisation of the labour market and the interrelated changes to immigration, integration and emigration policies on local, national and international scales. This volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of development studies, international politics, international relations, migration and diaspora studies, public policy, sociology and social anthropology. It will also be of importance to government think tanks and non-governmental organisations working in these areas.
Download or read book Origins, Time and Complexity PDF or another Format written by European Society for the Study of Science and Theology and published by Labor et Fides. This book was released on 1994 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Politics of Evasion PDF or another Format written by Robert Latham and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burgeoning national security programs; thickening borders; Wikileaks and Anonymous; immigrant rights rallies; Occupy movements; student protests; neoliberal austerity; global financial crises – these developments underscore that the fable of a hope-filled post-cold war globalization has faded away. In its place looms the prospect of states and corporations transforming a permanent war on terror into a permanent war on society. How, at the critical juncture of a post-globalization era, will policymakers and power-holders in leading states and corporations of the Global North choose to pursue power and control? What possibilities and limits do activists and communities face for progressive political action to counter this power inside and outside the state? This book is a sustained dialogue between author and political theorist, Robert Latham and Mr. V, a policy analyst from a state in the Global North. Mr. V is sympathetic to the pursuit of justice, rights and freedom by activists and movements but also mindful of the challenges of states in pursuing security and order in the current social and political moment. He seeks a return to the progressive, welfare-oriented state associated with the twentieth century. The dialogue offers an in-depth consideration of whether this is possible and how a progressive politics might require a different approach to social organization, power and collective life. Exploring key ideas, such as sovereignty, activism, neoliberalism, anarchism, migration, intervention, citizenship, security, political resistance and transformation, and justice, this book will be of interest to academics and students of Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Geography, Media and Communication, and Cultural Studies.
Download or read book Vocation and Social Context PDF or another Format written by Giuseppe Giordan and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrating the different ways in which Weber's category of "Beruf" can be interpreted, and how it can be studied from various perspectives and with different methods, this book demonstrates how "vocation" continues to be a fertile concept for contemporary sociology.
Download or read book Emergency Driven Innovation PDF or another Format written by Ernesto Antonini and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-09-24 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the relationship between the circular economy and the building technologies within the quintuple helix innovation model. The main question the book answers is whether and how the conversion of sustainable construction processes can be a powerful engine of innovation for the industry. The post-disaster settlements and temporary shelters are assumed as examples of what can be defined as circular buildings in regards to the technical arrangements and features, material and process reversibility, as the social and participative dimensions. Several cases of these interventions are documented and classified by three thematic axes: design, building and living. This highlighted new trajectories for innovation in building technology, consistent with the social, economic and productive dynamics that no longer allows for growing performance by increasing the resource demand. A theoretic framework is traced supporting this vision, which shows how the low technologies can respond to the transition of the economic model from linear to circular. Within this trajectory, the low-tech design for remanufacturing represents a reference framework and a promising tool applicable to the building processes. The enabling technologies and new paradigms for the transition to circular economy emerging from the European research scenario are also mapped, outlining z`the possible future developments in line with open technical and societal challenges.
Download or read book Neoliberal Nationalism PDF or another Format written by Christian Joppke and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Brexit and Trump shocks of 2016 mark a deep caesura in the history of liberal societies. It is no longer sufficient, if it ever was, to look at Western states' immigration and citizenship policies through the single lens of advancing liberalism. Instead, two additional forces need to be reckoned with: a new nationalism, but also the neoliberal restructuring of state and society in which it is generated. Joppke demonstrates that many of the new policies have their roots in neoliberalism rather than the new nationalism. Moreover, some of them, such as 'earned citizenship', are the product of neoliberalism and nationalism working in tandem, in terms of a neoliberal nationalism. The neoliberalism-nationalism nexus is complex, its elements sometimes opposing but sometimes complementing or even constituting one another. This topical book will appeal to students and scholars of populism, nationalism, and immigration and citizenship, across comparative politics, sociology and political theory.
Download or read book Rethinking Feminist Phenomenology PDF or another Format written by Sara Cohen Shabot and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-10-05 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ideal for advanced students across Philosophy, Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and more, this book focuses on emerging trends in feminist phenomenology. It covers foundational feminist issues in phenomenology, feminist phenomenological methods, and applied phenomenological work on the body, politics, ethics, and performance theory.