Labouring Under the New Capitalism
This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book shows that the work of scholars in the Work and Organizational Studies Discipline at the University of Sydney Business School. It provides a roadmap to understanding the complex interaction between structure, institutions and agency in shaping the landscape of work and how it is experienced. The book explores the responses on the part of unions and workers, managers and firms, and the manner in which the changing context within which work takes place both shapes those responses and is shaped by them. It identifies politics and ideas, operating at critical junctures, as central to understanding the dynamism of industrial relations and the reason why institutional analysis alone cannot capture the transformation of contemporary work. The book examines the role of political regulation and political actors in reshaping the context within which actors inside and outside the firm respond to challenges.
Howell, Chris. "Labouring Under the New Capitalism." In Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations, edited by Russell D. Lansbury, Anya Johnson, and Diane van den Broek. London: Routledge, 2019.
Part IV: Reflections on Work and Organizations, Chapter 15