The Resource Temp : how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary, Louis Hyman

Temp : how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary, Louis Hyman

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Temp : how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary
Title
Temp
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how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary
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Louis Hyman
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eng
Summary
  • Every working person in the United States asks the same question, how secure is my job? For a generation, roughly from 1945 to 1970, business and government leaders embraced a vision of an American workforce rooted in stability. But over the last fifty years, job security has cratered as the postwar institutions that insulated us from volatility--big unions, big corporations, powerful regulators--have been swept aside by a fervent belief in "the market." Temp tracks the surprising transformation of an ethos which favored long-term investment in work (and workers) to one promoting short-term returns. A series of deliberate decisions preceded the digital revolution and upended the longstanding understanding of what a corporation, or a factory, or a shop, was meant to do. Temp tells the story of the unmaking of American work through the experiences of those on the inside: consultants and executives, temps and office workers, line workers and migrant laborers. It begins in the sixties, with economists, consultants, business and policy leaders who began to shift the corporation from a provider of goods and services to one whose sole purpose was to maximize profit--an ideology that brought with it the risk-taking entrepreneur and the shareholder revolution and changed the very definition of a corporation. With Temp, Hyman explains one of the nation's most immediate crises. Uber are not the cause of insecurity and inequality in our country, and neither is the rest of the gig economy. The answer goes deeper than apps, further back than downsizing, and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work
  • For a generation, roughly from 1945 to 1970, business and government leaders embraced a vision of an American workforce rooted in stability. But over the last fifty years the postwar institutions that insulated us from volatility-- big unions, big corporations, powerful regulators-- have been swept aside by a fervent belief in "the market." Hyman tracks the transformation of an ethos which favored long-term investment in work (and workers) to one promoting short-term returns. In doing so he contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work. -- adapted from jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Hyman, Louis
Dewey number
331.25/729
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5854.2.U6
LC item number
H96 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Temporary employment
  • Labor market
  • Job security
  • Labor
  • Job security
  • Labor
  • Labor market
  • Temporary employment
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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Temp : how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary, Louis Hyman
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How we all became temps -- Making company men -- Temporary women -- Consulting men -- Marginal men -- Temporary business -- Office automation and technology consulting -- The fall of the American corporation -- Rethinking the corporation -- Office of the future, factory of the past -- Restructuring the American dream -- Permatemp -- Flexible labor in the digital age -- The second industrious revolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780735224070
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2018025161
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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40028446261
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  • (OCoLC)1039441483
  • (OCoLC)on1039441483
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Temp : how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary, Louis Hyman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How we all became temps -- Making company men -- Temporary women -- Consulting men -- Marginal men -- Temporary business -- Office automation and technology consulting -- The fall of the American corporation -- Rethinking the corporation -- Office of the future, factory of the past -- Restructuring the American dream -- Permatemp -- Flexible labor in the digital age -- The second industrious revolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780735224070
Lccn
2018025161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028446261
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039441483
  • (OCoLC)on1039441483

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