Working on the quality of working life

Developments in Europe

  • International Council for the Quality of Working Life

Part of the International series on the quality of working life book series (IQWL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

  3. Quality of Working Life Improvements in Europe: National Programmes and Perspectives

  4. Action Research Reports: Production and Technical Units

  5. Action Research Reports: Administrative and Office Units

  6. Action Research Reports: Public Service

  7. Trade Union-Oriented Issues

  8. Off-Site Training Programmes

  9. Concluding Notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Max Elden
      Pages 371-377
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 378-380

About this book


In November 1975, the German Marshall Fund of the United States agreed to support a proposal from the International Council for the Quality of Working Life for study of 'cross-cultural com­ munication' on developments associated with the quality of work­ ing life -a shared interest of the fund and the council. In early 1976 the council invited four action researchers, each from a major language area in Europe Andreas Alioth, Switzerland and Germany; Max Elden, Norway and Sweden; Oscar Ortsman, France; and Rene van der Vlist, the Netherlands, to consider pro­ duction of a joint publication which would make more generally available, at international levels, reports on innovative Q. W. L. ex­ periences within individual European countries. The main task of the four 'correspondents' was seen as facilitating the exchange of experiences across international boundaries -it was left to them to decide which experiences, how these should be communicated, and how the project itself should be organized. In early March 1976, the 'correspondents' decided at their first meeting to search informally, through their existing national con­ tacts, for suggestions as to what papers might be of value to a larger and more international Q. W. L. readership. Decisions on the char­ acter of the proposed book publication, and further definition of the project itself, were at this point deferred. At their second meeting, some sixty suggestions from six countries were reviewed.


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Authors and affiliations

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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9232-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9230-6
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