Perspectives on contemporary professional work: challenges and experiences

Contributor(s): Wilkinson, Adrian [Editor] | Hislop, Donald [Editor] | Coupland, Christine [Editor]
Material type: TextTextSeries: New horizons in management seriesPublisher: Edward Elgar 2016 CheltenhamDescription: xii, 376 p.ISBN: 9781783475575Subject(s): Business & Economics - Labor | Australian | Professional employees | Political Science - Labor & Industrial RelationsDDC classification: 331.7​10973 Summary: How is the world of professions and professional work changing? This book offers both an overview of current debates surrounding the nature of professional work, and the implications for change brought about by the managerialist agenda. The relationships professionals have with their organizations are variable, indeterminate and uncertain, and there is still debate over the ways in which these should be characterized and theorized. The contributors discuss these implications with topics including hybrid organizations and hybrid professionalism; the changing nature of professional and managerial work; profession and identity; and the emergence of HRM as a new managerial profession. (http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/perspectives-on-contemporary-professional-work)
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TABLE OF CONTENT

PART I THEORETICAL/CONCEPTUAL ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL WORK

1. The Changing World of Professions and Professional Workers
Adrian Wilkinson, Donald Hislop and Christine Coupland

2. Hybrid Organizations and Hybrid Professionalism: Changes, Continuities and Challenges
Julia Evetts

3. Impact of Managerialism upon Professionals in Public Services Organizations
Graeme Currie and Charlotte Croft

4. The Changing Nature Professional and Managerial Work: Issues and Challenges from an Empirical Study of the UK
Les Worrall, Kim Mather and Cary L. Cooper

5. Discourses of Professional Work
Christine Coupland

6. The Work of Global Professional Service Firms
Mehdi Boussebaa and James Faulconbridge

7. Professions Under Pressure: Voices from the Field
Christine Coupland and Maree Boyle


PART II PROFESSIONAL WORK – CURRENT ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND CHANGES

8. Agents of the Network Society: Spatial Mobility Patterns among Managerial and Professional Workers
Donald Hislop

9. The Ambiguities of ‘Managed Professionalism’: Working In and With IT
Bob Russell, Clive Trusson and Sangita De

10. Challenges Facing the Accounting Profession: Maintaining Relevance in a Changing Environment
Ruth King and Lin Fitzgerald

11. Challenges and Change in the Architecture Profession: Demonstrating Uncertain Futures Through the Struggle for Gender Equity
Amanda Roan and Gillian Matthewson

12. The Emergence of New Kinds of Professional Work within the Health Sector
Susan Brandis, Anneke Fitzgerald, Mark Avery, Ruth McPhail, Ron Fisher and Jessica Booth

13. The Construction of Professional Identity
Brianna Barker Caza and Stephanie Creary,

14. HRM as an Emerging New Managerial Profession
Paul Higgins, Ian Rope and Sophie Gamwell

15. How my Granddad, the Churches of Christ and the Steam Engine Makers’ of Society Lifted our Family into the Professional Classes: An Essay in Social Science Biography
Peter Ackers

16. Professionalization, Projectification and Pressurization: Insights from Construction Project Management
Daniel Sage

Index



How is the world of professions and professional work changing? This book offers both an overview of current debates surrounding the nature of professional work, and the implications for change brought about by the managerialist agenda. The relationships professionals have with their organizations are variable, indeterminate and uncertain, and there is still debate over the ways in which these should be characterized and theorized. The contributors discuss these implications with topics including hybrid organizations and hybrid professionalism; the changing nature of professional and managerial work; profession and identity; and the emergence of HRM as a new managerial profession.

(http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/perspectives-on-contemporary-professional-work)

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