CfP: Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik & Special Issue – What makes a job good or bad? Standards of good work revisited

The Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik takes place from April 3th-7th, 2018 to discuss the revision of standards of good work. Standards of good work are rooted in ideas of protecting labour against exploitation and alienation. Certainly, these basic ideas have not lost their importance. However, organisations as socio-technological systems have radically changed during the last decades, which entails the need for revision of the implications formulated in the 1960s. The front against Taylorism and the bureaucratic phenomenon will prove fruitless in times of the flexible organisation and subsequently flexible women and men. E. g.:

  • Technical progress may result not only in a reduction of workload but also in a devaluation of human capital which is bounded to persons, relatives and communities. New sourcing strategies of enterprises for example via crowd and clickwork platforms will change the structure of relevant labour markets.
  • Labour law may foster the unintended effect of building up a non-core workforce which is excluded from regulations which protect regular employees. The questions of how protection can be organised elsewhere, and whether monetary instruments as an unconditional minimum wage are a good remedy are still debated intensely.
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Deadline for the submission of an abstract of 5 pages: 27.02.2018

All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers must be submitted by July 31st, 2018.

Guest Editors: Dorothea Alewell, University of Hamburg; Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark; Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University

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