Labor and Employment Practices: the Rise and Fall of the New Managerialism

  • John GodardEmail author
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Since the beginning of industrial capitalism, labor resistance and control have been central problems for management. Yet these problems have varied considerably, in large part depending on the context within which the employment relation is embedded and particularly the broader political economy characterizing it. Workplace and management practices have tended to develop in reflection of this context, while forming an important component of it, with social as well as economic consequences. This chapter addresses these practices, the conditions under which they have developed from the 1950s to present, and what some of their consequences have been. Although focus is on the practices believed to be dominant at various points in time, variation across and within nations is also addressed.


management history work employment HRM managerialism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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