Professional Work. A Sociological Approach

  • ID: 2250852
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Professional Work: A Sociological Approach is an introduction examining recent trends in the world of professional work. Authors Kevin Leicht and Mary Fennell review the history and theory of managerial and professional work, and then describe specific contemporary changes in professions and work–settings. Through their insightful and detailed research of recent demographics in the workplace, the authors reveal an increasingly unified elite division of labor that casts the role of the manager as a ′new professional′.

The book includes important data on racial diversity and gender representation in fields such as law and medicine, giving an accurate and up–to–date overview of two major professions. Also included in the book are definitions of key terms, and over 75 original tables and figures, making this an accomplished text on contemporary organizations and professional labor.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Acknowledgements.

1. Professional and Managerial Work in the 21st Century.

2. Conceptual Background: The Expert Division of Labor and Professional Work.

3. Managers and Managerial Work in the 20th Century.

4. The Neoentrepreneurial Workplace.

5. Theoretical Models of Professional Work.

6. Change in the Organizational Context of Managerial and Professional Work.

7. Interest Diversity and Demographic Diversity Among Professionals.

8. Organizations as Vehicles for Producing Stratification Among Professionals.

9. Conclusion: The Rise of the Postorganizational Workplace.

Additional Readings on Professions.

References.

Index.

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Kevin T. Leicht
Mary L. Fennell
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