Work and wellbeing in the nordic countries: critical perspectives on the world's best working lives

Contributor(s): Hvid, Helge [Editor] | Falkum, Eivind [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxon Routledge 2019Description: vii, 377 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780815387237Subject(s): Quality of work life | Scandinavia | Well-being | Industrial relations | Labor policyDDC classification: 331.2560948 Summary: The Nordic countries have the world's best working life. Unlike in many other countries, global competition has not created inequality, uncertainty, long working hours, standardization and restrictive managerial control. The main reason for this lies in the way interests are expressed and conflicts are resolved. Both employees and employers are well organized and both recognize the interests of the other. Working life develops in a constant interaction between conflict and compromise. This book examines working conditions in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. It explores how these good working conditions are created and maintained. The chapters explain: How work organization is formed How education, training and work place learning give access to the labour market How work is managed in the public sector How precarious work unfolds in the Nordic countries. Work and Wellbeing in the Nordic Countries is addressed to all those who have interest in the quality of working life. It will be of particular use to all students, academics and policy makers working in the fields of social policy, wellbeing, management studies, employment relations, work sociology and work psychology. https://www.routledge.com/Work-and-Wellbeing-in-the-Nordic-Countries-Critical-Perspectives-on-the/Hvid-Falkum/p/book/9780367663841
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Table of contents:

pt. I An overview: Introduction / Eivind Falkum
1.Nordic working life, shaped through conflicts and compromises / Aritd Henrck Stern
2.The peculiar history of Nordic working life / Her Bonde Hansen

pt. II Organization and management in a working life perspective: Introduction / Eivind Falkum
3.Democracy at work / Helge Hvid
4.Workplace democracy under pressure / Bitten Nordrik
5.International management concepts meeting Nordic working life / Pal Klethagen
6.Working environment regulation in Norway and Denmark / Robert H. Salomon
7.New working time and new temporalities: The erosion of influence and rhythms in work / Henrik-Lambrecht Lund

pt. III Learning, inclusion and equality: Introduction / Eivind Faikum
8.Young people's access to working life in three Nordic countries: What is the role of vocational education and training? / Christian Helms Jørgensen
Contents note continued: 9.Bargaining for continuing education: A Norwegian case of `lifelong learning unionism' / Ida Drange
10.Tackling increasing marginalization: Can support-side approaches contribute to work inclusion? / Øystein Spijlkavik

pt. IV Nordic approaches to New Public Management: Professions in transition
introduction / Christin Thea Wathne
11.Nordic New Public Management; the case of Denmark / Agnete Meldgaard Hansen
12.Welfare professionals in transformation: The case of elderly care / Annette Kamp
13.Welfare professionals in transformation: The case of police officers in Norway / Christin Thea Wathne

pt. V Terms of employment: Precarious work in a Nordic setting introduction / Eivind Falkum
14.Precarity in Nordic working life? / Soren Salling Weber
15.Experiences of precarious work among graduates in the Danish labour market / Niels Warring
16.The formation and destabilization of the standard employment relationship in Norway: The contested politics and regulation of temporal work agencies / Anders Under Thun
17.Working life on Nordic labour platforms / Søren Salling Weber

The Nordic countries have the world's best working life. Unlike in many other countries, global competition has not created inequality, uncertainty, long working hours, standardization and restrictive managerial control. The main reason for this lies in the way interests are expressed and conflicts are resolved. Both employees and employers are well organized and both recognize the interests of the other. Working life develops in a constant interaction between conflict and compromise.
This book examines working conditions in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. It explores how these good working conditions are created and maintained. The chapters explain:
How work organization is formed
How education, training and work place learning give access to the labour market
How work is managed in the public sector
How precarious work unfolds in the Nordic countries.
Work and Wellbeing in the Nordic Countries is addressed to all those who have interest in the quality of working life. It will be of particular use to all students, academics and policy makers working in the fields of social policy, wellbeing, management studies, employment relations, work sociology and work psychology.

https://www.routledge.com/Work-and-Wellbeing-in-the-Nordic-Countries-Critical-Perspectives-on-the/Hvid-Falkum/p/book/9780367663841

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