W Obronie Biurokracji, 2010 Kozminski University
W Obronie Biurokracji, Dariusz Jemielniak
Niniejszy artykuł stara się obronić prowokacyjną tezę, iż biurokracja jest jedną z najbardziej naturalnych form organizacji pracy i posiada liczne korzyści, zwłaszcza skonfrontowana z nowoczesnymi metodami zarządzania, opierającymi się na kontroli normatywnej.
Temporal And Spatial Shifts Within Playful Work, 2010 Loughborough University
Temporal And Spatial Shifts Within Playful Work, Carolyn Hunter, Dariusz Jemielniak, Agnieszka Postuła
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a qualitative study of software engineers' playful behaviors at work. Design/methodology/approach – The interviewed software engineers come from two European and three American companies. The research is based on ethnographical data, gathered in two longitudinal studies2005-2008 . The methods used in the study include open-ended unstructured interviews, participant observations, stories collection, and shadowings. Findings – It is found that the currently dominant theory of normative control explaining software engineers workplace diminishes leisure and entertainment attributes of knowledge work. Fun at workplace is discovered to be an important, if not ...
Narratives Of Irony And Failure In Ethnographic Work, 2010 Kozminski University
Narratives Of Irony And Failure In Ethnographic Work, Dariusz Jemielniak, Monika Kostera
Organizational ethnography is one of the most valued approaches to qualitative studies of organizations. Much attention has been given to the development of the research process, of which the researcher's identity is an integral part. However, we believe that the analysis of research failures has been much less developed in the discourse of ethnographic methods for the study of organizations. Therefore, we have explored some of the “slips” in ethnographic work, as described in accounts of fellow organizational anthropologists. As the study is qualitative, we have adopted a narrative research method. We have divided the “slips” (i.e., errors ...
Microfinance And Women’S Empowerment In Honduras, 2010 Connecticut College
Microfinance And Women’S Empowerment In Honduras, Katherine Sugg
Sociology Honors Papers
This thesis examines the possibilities for women’s empowerment through microfinance. It utilizes the results of a survey conducted in 2009 with clients of the microfinance organization FINCA Honduras. The analysis of these survey results yields important conclusions on FINCA Honduras’ ability to empower Honduran women economically, psychologically, and socio-culturally. The original hypothesis of this study stated that FINCA Honduras’ financial services would help the female client to improve her standard of living, her psychological well-being, and her gender relationships in the home. FINCA Honduras has partially succeeded in empowering its female clients in these ways, but currently lacks the ...
Integrating Information And Making Effective Decisions In Teams, 2010 University of New Hampshire
Integrating Information And Making Effective Decisions In Teams, Vanessa Urch Druskat
The University Dialogue
No abstract provided.
Review Of “Sisters Outside: Radical Activists Working For Women Prisoners, By Jodie Michelle Lawston”, Lisa A. Leitz
Peace Studies Faculty Articles and Research
Book review of Jodie Michelle Lawston's "Sisters Outside: Radical Activists Working for Women Prisoners".
Relational Cohesion Theory, 2010 Cornell University
Relational Cohesion Theory, Edward J. Lawler
Articles and Chapters
[Excerpt] Relational cohesion theory explains how and when people who are exchanging things of value develop stable, cohesive relations. It starts from the idea that people tend to interact or do things with others because they get something they value or want from those others. They give something to the other and receive something in return. This is termed a social exchange. The valued "goods” that are exchanged may be tangible or intangible. Employees exchange their labor for pay, clients exchange money for services, neighbors exchange assistance with each other's yards, coworkers exchange advice and information, roommates exchange respect ...
Esl Work Readiness Curriculum Survey, 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato
Esl Work Readiness Curriculum Survey, Lynda Devine
All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects
Minnesota has seen a 120% increase in immigration between 2003 & 2009. Since work is an integral aspect of quality of life in the USA, and in order to successfully integrate into the USA workforce, the new arrivals will need assistance in gaining USA work related skills .The CLUES agency contracts with Ramsey County, MN for its Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) clients. The contract includes providing job skill training to persons for whom English is a Second Language (ESL). CLUES chose to create an ESL Work Readiness curriculum that was meaningful and linguistically appropriate for the participants while meeting the ...
Understanding The Ui Population In Milwaukee County, 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Understanding The Ui Population In Milwaukee County, John Pawasarat
The number of Milwaukee County residents receiving unemployment insurance because of layoffs has tripled over the last three years, as workers remain on UI while seeking out retraining and searching for new employment. As of March 2010 over 50,000 workers were receiving UI payments instead of pay checks. Serving workers who have been laid off from their jobs and are trying to find new employment and to upgrade their skills is one of the most challenging tasks facing the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB). This analysis uses unemployment insurance records and state wage file matches to profile workers ...
Technical Assistance Guide: Job Descriptions And Skills Required For Public Service/Transitional Jobs, Defining And Measuring Basic Workplace Skills, 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Technical Assistance Guide: Job Descriptions And Skills Required For Public Service/Transitional Jobs, Defining And Measuring Basic Workplace Skills, John Pawasarat, Lois M. Quinn
This technical assistance guide is designed as a resource for local governments and community agencies developing public service and transitional jobs programs to engage workers on layoff or unable to find employment during the current recessionary period. It draws upon successful work relief projects developed in Milwaukee County in prior decades along with job and skill descriptions developed for programs considered during the 1990s. The emphasis of the technical assistance guide is on identifying steps communities can take to move quickly into job creation, drawing on the considerable federal and state resources already available and in the public domain. The ...
They Built Our Community: Relief Work During The Great Depression, 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
They Built Our Community: Relief Work During The Great Depression, Lois M. Quinn
This booklet describes a number of work relief projects operating in Milwaukee County in the 1930s with lasting positive impacts on the county. Highlights include construction of the Village of Greendale by the WPA and Resettlement Authority, support for health department inoculations of children, introduction of hot lunch programs for rural school children, construction of the Milwaukee water filtration plant, toy loan projects, and development of one of the finest park systems in the nation.
Corruption As Social Exchange, 2010 Cornell University
Corruption As Social Exchange, Edward J. Lawler, Lena Hipp
Articles and Chapters
This chapter applies social exchange theory to corruption. If two parties exhibit corrupt behaviors, secrecy becomes a new joint good, making the two parties more dependent on each other (an increase in total power). Since no external enforcement mechanisms are available in illicit exchanges, the initial reciprocal exchange pattern shifts toward negotiated or productive forms of exchange. Such forms of exchange, however, tend to leave traces, either because the amount of traded resources increases or the contingencies between the behaviors become more visible to the outside. Using the larger network structure, in which corrupt exchanges are embedded, to deal with ...
Investing In Human Capital In Difficult Times: Maine’S Competitive Skills Scholarship Program, 2010 University of Maine
Investing In Human Capital In Difficult Times: Maine’S Competitive Skills Scholarship Program, Sandra S. Butler, Luisa S. Deprez, John Dorrer, Auta M. Main
Maine Policy Review
The authors describe how the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program, administered by the Maine Department of Labor, aims both to meet the needs of Maine employers through improved access to a skilled labor force and to improve job prospects for low-income Mainers by providing access to education, training, and support. They note that many currently unemployed workers do not have the skills or experience to take advantage of the new job opportunities that are likely to arise, and that there is a demonstrated correlation between higher levels of education and training and both higher income and reduced unemployment. Preliminary data ...
Contemporary Immigration Detention Practices In The United States: A Study In Sociology And Human Rights, Robert D. Goodis
Selected Senior Projects Fall 2010
“Contemporary Immigration Detention Practices in the United States: A Study in Sociology and Human Rights” is a study on the detention and incarceration of immigrants, with particular focus on the effects and implications of detaining refugees and asylum-seekers, in the United States. The study reports on two specific detention facilities—the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, and the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility (a.k.a. T. Don Hutto Residential Center) in Taylor, Texas—as sociological case-studies, primarily presented as legal briefs, to explore how contemporary detention practices relate to the legal structure and ideals established by domestic ...
Domesticating The Diaspora: Memory And The Life Of Sister Katie, 2010 University of Dayton
Domesticating The Diaspora: Memory And The Life Of Sister Katie, Caroline Waldron Merithew
History Faculty Publications
Three shrines in Illinois honor heroes of the working class: one for the legendary Mother Jones; one for the Virden martyrs, who died for coal mining unionism, and whose memory is kept alive by labor organizers around the world; and one for Catherine (Katie) Bianco DeRorre. Katie's monument, unlike the others, draws few visitors today. But when it was dedicated in 1961, men and women — on the floor of the U.S. Congress, in the neighborhood where Katie grew up, at American universities, in union halls, on the streets of New York City, and in Milan — took notice and ...
An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild
Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers
This article explains how people can use an entrepreneurial approach to career development in and effort to advance their careers and employment opportunities.
Spreading A Positive Message About Work, Earnings And Benefits Through Peer Networking: Findings From The Peer Employment Benefits Network, 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston
Spreading A Positive Message About Work, Earnings And Benefits Through Peer Networking: Findings From The Peer Employment Benefits Network, Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski, Rick Kugler, John Kramer
All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications
Misunderstanding and fears about the impact of earnings on benefits represent a significant barrier in the return-to-work efforts of people with disabilities. This pilot project evaluated an approach to spreading a positive message about work and dispelling myths about the effects of work on Social Security benefits through outreach and networking in the disability community. A peer leadership project was developed by enlisting 33 people with disabilities, mainly through disability advocacy organizations, who had experience with disability benefits. They received several days of basic training about work incentives, networking strategies, and community resources that support employment. These peer leaders then ...
From Displacement To Internment: A Report Of Human Rights Violations Experienced By L.A.'S South Asian Immigrant Population, Susan Alva
UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship
No abstract provided.
Neo-Brandeisianism And The New Deal: Adolf A. Berle, Jr., William O. Douglas, And The Problem Of Corporate Finance In The 1930s, 2010 Seattle University School of Law
Neo-Brandeisianism And The New Deal: Adolf A. Berle, Jr., William O. Douglas, And The Problem Of Corporate Finance In The 1930s, Jessica Wang
Seattle University Law Review
This essay revisits Adolf A. Berle, Jr. and The Modern Corporation and Private Property by focusing on the triangle of Berle, Louis D. Brandeis, and William O. Douglas in order to examine some of the underlying assumptions about law, economics, and the nature of modern society behind securities regulation and corporate finance in the 1930s. I explore Douglas and Berle’s academic and political relationship, the conceptual underpinnings of Brandeis, Berle, and Douglas’s critiques of modern finance, and the ways in which the two younger men—Berle and Douglas—ultimately departed from their role model, Brandeis.
Good Lamps Are The Best Police: Darkness Increases Dishonesty And Self-Interested Behavior, 2010 University of Toronto
Good Lamps Are The Best Police: Darkness Increases Dishonesty And Self-Interested Behavior, Chen Bo-Zhong, Vanessa K. Bohns, Francesca Gino
Articles and Chapters
Darkness can conceal identity and encourage moral transgressions; it may also induce a psychological feeling of illusory anonymity that disinhibits dishonest and self-interested behavior regardless of actual anonymity. Three experiments provided empirical evidence supporting this prediction. In Experiment 1, participants in a room with slightly dimmed lighting cheated more and thus earned more undeserved money than those in a well-lit room. In Experiment 2, participants wearing sunglasses behaved more selfishly than those wearing clear glasses. Finally, in Experiment 3, an illusory sense of anonymity mediated the relationship between darkness and self-interested behaviors. Across all three experiments, darkness had no bearing ...