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Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility. Experiences in a European Context
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013). Karlstad Univ, Working Life Sci, Karlstad, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5473-7417
2019 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 87-90Article, book review (Other academic) Published
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The idea behind this book is thrilling: If we presuppose that we since a couple of decades live in an era of flexibility in working life – in which way has the quality of jobs been changed? Now, since a long time, we know that the concept of ‘flexibility’ is of various meanings and often deceptive (Furåker et al. 2007; Skorstad & Ramsdal 2016). It is strongly value laden in that everything that is flexible stands out as something good and every word combined with flexibility becomes a good word – wage flexibility, organizational flexibility, time flexibility, flexible labor market, flexible working life. Who can be against flexibility? Who can call for three cheers for rigidity? (...)

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ROSKILDE UNIV , 2019. Vol. 9, no 3, p. 87-90
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75204DOI: 10.18291/njwls.v9i3.116058ISI: 000487280100006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-75204DiVA, id: diva2:1359829
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved

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