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(p. xiii) List of Contributors

(p. xiii) List of Contributors

Stephen Ackroyd is Professor of Organizational Analysis in Lancaster University Management School where he is Head of the Department of Organization, Work and Technology. His current research is into contemporary organizational change and particularly the reorganization of the largest British firms retaining some manufacturing capacity. Among his recent books are Organizational Misbehaviour (with P. Thompson, 1999), Realist Perspectives on Management and Organizations (edited with Steve Fleetwood, 2000), The Organization of Business (2002), and Critical Realist Applications in Organization and Management Studies (edited with Steve Fleetwood, 2004). email:

Galit Ailon-Souday is a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University. Her research includes the study of organization culture and globalization and the critical analysis of managerial and organizational theory. email:

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at Lund University, Sweden. His current research interests include knowledge-intensive firms, leadership processes, and identity construction. He has published widely in the leading academic journals in the management and organizational behavior fields. Recent books include Reflexive Methodology (with K. Sköldberg, 2000), Understanding Organizational Culture (2002), Studying Management Critically (edited with H. Willmott, 2003), and Knowledge Work and Knowledge-Intensive Firms (2004). email:

Eileen Appelbaum is Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at Rutgers University and the Director of the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work. She was formerly the Research Director at the Economic Policy Institute. She is author of Back to Work: Determinants of Women's Successful Reentry (1981), The New American Workplace: Transforming Work Systems in the United States (with Rosemary Batt, 1994), Manufacturing Advantage: Why High Performance Work Systems Pay Off (with Thomas Bailey, Peter Berg, and Arne Kalleberg, 2000), and Balancing Acts: Easing the Burdens and Improving the Options for Working Families (2000). email:

Richard J. Badham is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Sydney, Australia) and David (p. xiv) Goldman Visiting Professor of Business Innovation at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). He was previously the Foundation BHP Professor of Management and Director of the Centre for Change Management at the University of Wollongong. His publications include over 100 books and articles on innovation and change, including the books Theories of Industrial Society (1986) and Power, Politics and Organizational Change (with Dave Buchanan, 1999). He is currently working on Managing Change: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave, Macmillan) and Irony and Commitment in Cultural Change. email:

Thomas Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also the Director of the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College. Dr Bailey holds a Ph.D. in labor economics from MIT and is an expert on the economics of education, educational policy, community colleges, and the educational and training implications of changes in the workplace. He has co-authored Working Knowledge: Work-Based Learning and Education Reform (with Katherine Hughes and David Moore, 2004), Manufacturing Advantage (with Eileen Appelbaum, Peter Berg, and Arne Kalleberg, 2000), and The Double Helix of Education and the Economy (with Sue Berryman, 1992). email:

Stephen R. Barley is the Charles M. Pigott Professor of Management Science and Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford's School of Engineering. He has written extensively on the impact of new technologies on work, the organization of technical work, and organizational culture. In collaboration with Gideon Kunda of Tel Aviv University, Barley has recently completed a book on contingent work among engineers and software developers, entitled Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in the Knowledge Economy, which will be published in July by the Princeton University Press. He is the former editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and current editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Rosemary Batt is the Alice H. Cook Professor of Women and Work at the Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University. She received her Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include work organization and teams, service sector productivity and competitiveness, labor market restructuring, and inequality. She has published numerous book chapters and articles in such journals as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. She is co-author of The New American Workplace: Transforming Work Systems in the United States (with Eileen Appelbaum, 1994). email:

Peter Berg is an associate professor at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include organizational change in the United States and Germany, high-performance work systems, work–life policies and practices in the United States and Europe, and comparative employment relations. Dr Berg is co-author of the book Manufacturing Advantage: Why High Performance Work Systems Pay-off (with Eileen Appelbaum, Thomas Bailey, and Arne Kalleberg, 2000) and editor of Creating Competitive Capacity: Labor Market Institutions and Workplace Practices in Germany and the United States (2000). email:

M. Diane Burton is an Associate Professor at MIT and is affliated with the Entrepreneurship Center and the Institute for Work and Employment Research. Her research focuses on employment relations and organizational change primarily in entrepreneurial companies. Her current major research project is a study of innovation in the cardiovascular medical device industry. She is also studying the careers of technology entrepreneurs and executives, and recently completed a large-scale study of 175 high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. She has published articles in a variety of academic journals including the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations.

David L. Collinson is Foundation for Management Education (FME) Professor of Strategic Learning and Leadership at Lancaster University Management School and Head of the Department of Management Learning. His research seeks to develop a critical approach to management studies and is informed in particular by post-structuralist debates on power/subjectivity and gender/masculinity. His recent books include Managing the Shop-Floor (2000), Men as Managers: Managers as Men (with Geoff Hearn, 1996), Managing to Discriminate (with David Knights and Margaret Collinson, 1990), and, forthcoming, Humour and Organisations (2005). email:

Colin Crouch is head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute, Florence. He is also the External Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research at Cologne. He previously taught sociology at the LSE and was fellow and tutor in politics at Trinity College, Oxford, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford. He is chairman, and former joint editor, of The Political Quarterly, and current president of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). He has published within the fields of comparative European sociology and industrial relations, on economic sociology, and on contemporary issues in British and European politics. He is currently studying processes of institutional innovation in (p. xvi) the economy and in public policy. He is author of Social Change in Western Europe (1999) and Postdemocrazia (2003). He has co-authored recent books, including Political Economy of Modern Capitalism: The Future of Capitalist Diversity (with Wolfgang Streeck, 1997), Are Skills the Answer? (with David Finegold and Mari Sako, 1999), Local Production Systems in Europe: Rise or Demise? (with Patrick Le Galès, Carlo Trigilia, and Helmut Voelzkow, 2001), and Changing Governance of Local Economies: Response of European Local Production Systems (with Patrick Le Galès, Carlo Trigilia, and Helmut Voelzkow, 2004). email:

Virginia Doellgast received her Ph.D. from the Industrial and Labour Relations School at Cornell University. She currently is a Lecturer in Comparitive Human Resource Management at the Department of Management, Kings College, London. Her research focuses on service sector restructuring and employment relations in the US and Germany. email:

Stephen J. Frenkel is a Professor specializing in the sociology of work and employment relations in the Australian Graduate School of Management. Steve's research covers specific advanced societies and several developing countries in Asia. His publications include On the Front Line: Organization of Work in the Information Economy (1999), Organized Labor in the Asia–Pacific (1993), and Industrialization and Labor Relations (1995). His recent research focuses on service workers in Australian call centers and the management of codes of labor practice in athletic footwear supply chains, mainly in China.

Laurie Graham is currently an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, and also Women's Studies, at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the nature of worker resistance, emergence of gendered subcultures in work organizations, the use of temporary workers as a form of social control, and the impact of lean production systems on worker health and safety. She is the author of On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: The Japanese Model and the American Worker (1995).

Robert Hebdon is an Associate Professor of Industrial Relations in the Faculty of Management at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He started his academic career at Cornell University where he taught collective bargaining for seven years. He has also taught at the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto. His research interests include public sector labor relations and restructuring, collective bargaining, dispute resolution, and industrial conflict. He has published in a wide variety of major journals including the American Economic Review, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Relations Industrielles, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, the Labor Studies Journal, and the Arbitration Yearbook. email:

Bob Hinings is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Strategic Management and Organization, School of Business, University of Alberta. His research interests center on strategic change in professionally based organizations such as law firms, accounting firms, consulting firms, and health care organizations. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the U.S. Academy of Management. In 2000 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Fellow of the U.S. Academy of Management. In 2003 he became an Honorary Member of the European Group for Organizational Studies and a JMI Scholar of the Western Academy of Management.

Arne L. Kalleberg is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on topics related to the sociology of work, organizations, occupations and industries, labor markets, and social stratification. He is currently working on a book about changes in job quality and work attitudes in the United States. He is also studying changing employment relations in the United States and Norway. email:

Harry C. Katz is the Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor, School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University. His books include Converging Divergences: Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems (with Owen Darbishire, 2000), The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (with Thomas Kochan and Robert McKersie, 1986), Shifting Gears: Changing Labor Relations in the U.S. Auto Industry (1985), and An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations (with Thomas Kochan, 2004). email:

John Kelly is Professor of Industrial Relations at Birkbeck College, University of London. His recent publications include Union Organization and Activity (edited with Paul Willman, 2004), Varieties of Unionism: Strategies of Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy (edited with Carola Frege, 2004), Industrial Relations: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, 5 vols. (editor, 2002), Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilization, Collectivism and Long Waves (1998).

Young-Mi Kim is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department at Cornell University. She is working in the areas of organization, stratification, inequality, and gender. Her current research interest is in exploring changes in corporate organization and their consequences in economic and social inequality. email:

Ian Kirkpatrick is Professor of Work and Organization at Leeds University Business School. Ian has taught at Cardiff Business School and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He joined Leeds University Business School in 2000. (p. xviii) Ian's research interests are in change in public services, flexible employment practices, and comparative developments in human resource management. He has published in a range of academic journals including Public Administration, Organization, Sociological Review, and Work Employment and Society. Recent work includes a co-authored volume entitled The Management of Children's Residential Care (with Richard Whipp and Martin Kitchener, 2004) and The New Managerialism and Public Service Professions (with Steve Ackroyd and Richard Walker, 2004). email:

Gideon Kunda is Associate Professor in the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. He received his Ph.D. in Management and Organization Studies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1987. Kunda's research has focused on the cultural aspects of work and organization. His book Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation was chosen as Book of the Year by the American Sociological Association's Culture Section in 1994. His book (with Stephen Barley), Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy, will be published in 2004 by Princeton University Press. The book examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley.

William Lazonick is an economist who specializes in the study of industrial development and international competition. He is University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration). Previously, he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University (1975–1984) and Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University (1985–1993). He has also been on the faculties of the University of Tokyo, Harvard Business School, University of Toronto, and was a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author or editor of nine books and some 80 academic articles. email:

Karen Legge is Professor in Organizational Behaviour, Warwick Business School. Until 2003 Karen was joint editor of the Journal of Management Studies and has also served on numerous editorial boards including Organization, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Gender, Work and Organization, and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Karen's research interests lie in the area of applying postmodern organization theory to HRM, change management, development of learning organizations, and organizational ethics. She has published widely in these areas, a well-known publication being HRM: Rhetorics and Realities (1995), a new edition of which is forthcoming in 2005.

Leslie McCall is Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University. Her research on wage inequality has appeared in the American Sociological Review, (p. xix) Demography, and Economic Geography, as well as in her book, Complex Inequality: Gender, Class, and Race in the New Economy (2001). email:

Alan McKinlay is Professor of Management at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has written extensively on business and labor history as well as the contemporary workplace. His books include Strategy and the Human Resource: Ford and the Search for Competitive Advantage (with Ken Starkey, 1992).

Glenn Morgan is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. His current research interests concern comparative economic organization in Europe and East Asia, management of change, multinational firms, global financial markets, and international regulation. He is an editor of Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society. Recent books include The Multinational Firm (edited with R. Whitley and P. H. Kristensen, 2001) and Changing Capitalisms (edited with R. Whitley and E. Moen, 2004). email:

Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Professor of Human Resources at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Department of Urban Planning, MIT. He is also Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School. His most recent book is Gathering Power: The Future of Progressive Politics in America (2003). In addition, he has authored a number of other books on changes in the contemporary economy and employment relations, and has written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on topics such as the organization of work within firms, labor market policy, and economic development. Osterman has been a senior administrator of job training programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and consulted widely to firms, government agencies, foundations, community groups, and public interest organizations.

Stephen Procter is the Alcan Professor of Management at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School in the United Kingdom. He has previously taught at the Universities of Keele, Nottingham, and St Andrews. His research interests include the management of organizational restructuring and the development of team-based forms of working. He is co-organizer of the International Workshop on Teamworking and co-editor of Teamworking (with Frank Mueller, 2000). email:

Jill Rubery is Professor of Comparative Employment Systems at Manchester Business School,University of Manchester, and Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre. Recent books that she has co-authored include Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organisational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies (with M. Marchington, D. Grimshaw, and H. Willmott, 2004), The Organization of Employment: An International Perspective (with Damian Grimshaw, 2003), Managing (p. xx) Employment Change: The New Realities of Work (with H. Beynon, D. Grimshaw, and K. Ward, 2002), and Women's Employment in Europe: Trends and Prospects (with Mark Smith and Colette Fagan, 1999). email:

Chris Smith is Professor of Organizational Studies at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. He was previously at the University of Aston and has held visiting positions at the Universities of Hong Kong, Sydney, Wollongong, and Griffith. His main research interests are in the sociology of professions, labour process theory, and the comparative analysis of work. His books include Technical Workers (1987), Reshaping Work (with John Child and Michael Rowlinson, 1990), Global Japanisation? (with Tony Elger, 1994), Engineering Labour (with Peter Meiksins, 1996), and Assembling Work (with Tony Elger, 2004). email:

David Strang is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His work has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Industrial and Corporate Change. Current projects examine the spread of TQM within a global bank, the structure of emulation on benchmarking teams, supply-side dynamics in managerial fashion, and public sector downsizing. email:

Grahame F. Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at the Open University in England. His main research interests are in the political economy of the international system and the theme of globalization. In particular this concentrates upon the possible limits to globalization and on the notion of global corporate citizenship. In addition, he is working on related issues around different forms of coordination and governance. His most recent books are Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization (2003) and Politics and Power in the UK (edited with Richard Heffernan, 2004). In 2004 he will be Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Warwick. email:

Paul Thompson is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Business School at the University of Strathclyde. Among his publications are: The Nature of Work: An Introduction to Debates on the Labour Process (1983, 2nd edn, 1989); Work Organizations (3rd edn, with David McHugh, 2002), and Organizational Misbehaviour (with Stephen Ackroyd, 1999). He is co-organizer of the International Labour Process Conference; as well as co-editing the Palgrave Series Management, Work and Organization, and Critical Perspectives on Work and Organization. email:

Pamela S. Tolbert is Professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. (p. xxi) Her research encompasses studies of processes of change in organizations' formal structure, the role of organizations in social stratification, and the linkages between occupations and organizations. All of these interests are reflected in her current research on the rise of non-tenure-track faculty and use of tenure systems in higher education. She is the co-author, with Richard Hall, of Organizations: Structure, Process and Outcomes (2004).

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