Book Review: Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology

Diane E. Bailey, Paul M. Leonardi : Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. 288 pp.$32.00/£22.95, cloth. Asaf Darr of University of Haifa recently reviewed Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology in Administrative Science Quarterly. An excerpt from the book review: … Continue reading Book Review: Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology

ILR Review Special Issue: Work and Employment Relations in Health Care

The August special issue of ILR Review is now available and open to access for the next 30 days! Included in the special issue on Work and Employment Relations in Health Care are papers that discuss the relationship between nurse unions and patient outcomes, the effect of electronic health record adoption on physician productivity, and the impact nurse … Continue reading ILR Review Special Issue: Work and Employment Relations in Health Care

Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

[We're pleased to welcome Nuria Rodriguez-Planas. Nuria published an article in ILR Review in March  2015, entitled "A Road Map to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries" with co-authors Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl and Klaus F. Zimmermann.] Our contribution to the ILR Review was motivated by a background study of IZA contributing to the … Continue reading Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

As in recent years, work and economic issues have been on the minds of citizens worldwide - and not just on May Day. Almost on a daily basis we've seen or read about the challenges faced by employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of … Continue reading Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

Positive Communication Improves Group Performance

[We're pleased to welcome Hassan Abu Bakar of  Universiti Utara Malaysia. Dr. Abu Bakar recently published an article with co-author Robert M. McCann of University of California, Los Angeles, entitled "An Examination of Leader-Member Dyadic Politeness of Exchange and Servant Leadership on Group Member Performance" online in International Journal of Business Communication.] Communication literature has … Continue reading Positive Communication Improves Group Performance

Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Brook, one of the editors of Work, employment, society. All 10 articles in the On the Front Line (OTFL) collection are being made permanently free as part of Work, employment and society’s wider commitment to public sociology.] These powerful testimonies of employees’ accounts of their working lives form a series … Continue reading Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

May Day: Research has much to say about challenges in the workplace.

Work issues have often taken center stage this year. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of pay equity and discrimination, workplace health risk factors and health insurance, and more, labor and work concerns are on the minds of employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. On this day set aside to … Continue reading May Day: Research has much to say about challenges in the workplace.

Book Review: Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Hard to believe it, but the American office we go to Monday through Friday actually has quite a history. Deborah C. Andrews of the University of Delaware recently reviewed "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace" by Nikil Saval in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. Nikil Saval: Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace. New … Continue reading Book Review: Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Work, work, work…

Today is International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, a celebration of the international labor movement. SAGE publishes a number of top-ranked journals in Economics and in Industrial Relations & Labor, offering relevant insights into key issues. We invite you to enjoy access to the following journals through May 31st. Click to access. Economic … Continue reading Work, work, work…

Whose Jobs Are These?

In firms with more female managers, are newly created jobs more likely to be filled by men or by women? Lisa E. Cohen of McGill University and Joseph P. Broschak of the University of Arizona uncover the answer and its implications for practice in their study, "Whose Jobs Are These? The Impact of the Proportion … Continue reading Whose Jobs Are These?