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Organisation Carescapes: Researching Organisations, Work and Care

McKie, Linda, Hearn, Jeff, Bowlby, Sophie, Smith, Andrew and Hogg, Gill (2008) Organisation Carescapes: Researching Organisations, Work and Care. Working Paper. Hanken Press, Hanken School of Economics.

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This working paper develops an approach to the analysis of care as it is evident in the policies and practices of employing organisations. We identify how notions of care are incorporated in myriad and multi-faceted ways that may support, survey and control workers, as well as having implications for employers, managers, employees and workers. Aspects of care can be found in a range of statutory duties, policies and related activities, including: health and safety, equality and diversity, parental leave, religious observance, bullying and harassment, personal development, voluntary redundancy, early retirement, employer pension schemes, grievance procedures, and dismissal. The conceptual framework of organisation carescapes is offered as an aid to the analysis of employee policies and services. These policies and services are transformed by shifts in supranational and national policies such as European Union (EU) economic strategies and national legislation on disability rights legislation, age discrimination and flexible working, and changes in labour market competitiveness. In conclusion, we consider how the framework of organisation carescapes is informing research design in our and our colleagues’ ongoing programme of research.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Hanken School of Economics, Working Papers 538
Uncontrolled Keywords: care, companies, cultures, lifecourse, organisations, organisation, carescapes, work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 15:49
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 22:52


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