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The Future of Work and Employment

Edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Professor and Director, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University, Australia and Visiting Professor, University of Sheffield, UK and Michael Barry, Professor, Employment Relations, Griffith University, Australia
This cutting-edge book charts the latest ideas and concepts in employment relations research. Mapping out the intellectual boundaries of the field, The Future of Work and Employment outlines the key research and policy outcomes for work and employment in the age of digitisation and artificial intelligence.
Extent: c 288 pp
Hardback Price: $145.00 Web: $130.50
Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78643 824 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Employment Relations
This cutting-edge book charts the latest ideas and concepts in employment relations research. Mapping out the intellectual boundaries of the field, The Future of Work and Employment outlines the key research and policy outcomes for work and employment in the age of digitisation and artificial intelligence.

Internationally renowned contributors unpack the implications of the latest developments in employment relations, from the rise of the gig economy to the role of platform companies, from perspectives such as employment (in)security, equity, fairness, wellbeing and voice. Reviewing the extant literature on the future of work, and exploring the biggest issues facing the modern workforce, this book argues for a research base that allows more sober reflections on the grand claims that dictate the future of work.

Empirically-grounded and incisively-argued, the book forms critical reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of business and human resource management, featuring insight into the latest developments in the field. Researchers, policymakers and practitioners will also benefit from its implications for policy and its blending of theory and practice.
‘Many talk about the future of work. This volume refreshingly replaces grand pronouncements, sweeping generalizations, and a narrow focus on technology and the gig economy with thoughtful, nuanced reflections on a wide range of challenges. Taken together, this collection of stimulating chapters results in a robust research agenda that should help define the future of the future of work.'
– John W. Budd, University of Minnesota, US, and author of The Thought of Work