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Louise Hickman, Jo Lindsay Walton, Jenny Chamarette and Hannah Wallis (2023) Criptörök is a small collection of fiction that looks to understand the essential role of access workers within the digital space. Looking at the labour of transcribers, captioners, and on-demand workforces, like mechanical Turks, the work challenges the [...]

Human-centred approach to increasing workplace productivity: Evidence from Asia

Productivity, broadly defined as a measure of how efficiently resources are used (ILO, n.d.(a)), is one of the key priorities for the ILO, which has a long-standing interest in productivity studies, as reflected, for example, in its cooperation with the Asian productivity movement since the 1960s (ILO 1965). A [...]

Innovation Analytics: Tools for Competitive Advantage

Innovation analytics is an emerging paradigm that integrates information/knowledge, analytics, digital twins and artificial intelligence to support and manage the entire lifecycle of a product and process from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. Innovation analytics is to become an integral part [...]

Making Light Work: An End to Toil in the Twenty-First Century

Is work a primordial curse? Or a spiritual calling? Or is it a tedious necessity that technology will abolish, freeing us to indulge lives of leisure? In this book David A. Spencer argues that work is only an alienating burden because of the nature of work under capitalism. He [...]

Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age

Within the digital era, agile working is imperative for organisations and workers to meet the needs of customers, service-users and ever-changing markets. This needs to be achieved whilst meeting goals of effectiveness and well-being. In this book, state-of-the-art theory is used to understand how to optimise agile working by [...]

Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics: Evolutionary Case Studies

This book introduces blockchain technology applications in supply chains. Blockchain is a relatively new tool, nevertheless, there have been considerable advances over the last five years, and blockchain is now poised to revolutionize the conventional supply chains with the offering of accountability and quality to the wider complex supply [...]

Power, Politics and Influence at Work

This book explores how power operates in workplace settings at local, national and transnational levels. It argues that how people are valued in and out of work is a political dynamic, which reflects and shapes how societies treat their citizens. Offering vital resources for activists and students on labour [...]

Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility and Policies in Europe

Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisions and consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The [...]

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