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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Flexible Labor
Flexible labor

This chapter deals with one of the most discussed topics among contemporary management practitioners and scholars: flexible labor. We present an integrated framework and discuss numerical flexibility (i.e., work time and nonpermanent employment relationships) as well as functional flexibility (i.e., external and internal employability) and their interrelationships. In this context, drivers and consequences of flexible labor play an important role for both firms and workers. The chapter begins with an outline of prominent theoretical frameworks of flexible labor. Next, the different forms of flexible labor will be presented in detail. This chapter not only offers an overview of relevant academic literature from different disciplines (e.g., labor economics, labor law, human resource management [HRM], psychology, and sociology) but, given the global relevance of ...

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