ABSTRACT

The majority of employees currently working in the private sector are now employed in small firms, yet little is known about their working conditions. This collection of essays addresses this gap. Based on theoretical analysis supported by contemporary empirical evidence, the book explores key areas of the employment relationship adding a new perspective to our understanding of contemporary work.

chapter |17 pages

Introduction

BySusan Marlow
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chapter |25 pages

The hunting of the snark 1

A critical analysis of human resource management discourses in relation to managing labour in smaller organisations
ByScott Taylor
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chapter |23 pages

Researching the employment relationship in small firms

What are the contributions from the employment relations and small business literatures?
ByRobert Blackburn
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chapter |17 pages

Managerial strategies in small firms

ByRichard Scase
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chapter |26 pages

Training in smaller firms

ByDean Patton
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chapter |24 pages

Breaking out of survival businesses

Managing labour, growth and development in the South Asian restaurant trade
ByMonder Ram, Trevor Jones, Tahir Abbas, Sara Carter
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chapter |26 pages

Labour regulation and SMEs

A challenge to competitiveness and employability?
ByMark Hart, Robert Blackburn
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chapter |19 pages

Small firms and the National Minimum Wage

ByJim Arrowsmith, Mark Gilman
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chapter |24 pages

Managing variable pay systems in smaller workplaces

The significance of employee perceptions of organisational justice
ByAnnette Cox
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