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Work, Organization, and Employment

Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries

Editors: O’Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, Th., Gunnigle, P. (Eds.)

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  • Examines the nature of zero-hours and on-call work in a cross-national context
  • Analyses the implications of zero-hours work for workers and society
  • Considers the regulation or lack thereof of zero-hours work
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This book focuses on zero hours and on-call work as an extreme form of casual and precarious employment. It includes country studies of the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Ireland, where there has been increasing concern about the prevalence of such work, and working time uncertainty, as well as varying levels of public policy debate on regulation. The book incorporates a comparative review of zero hours work based on the findings of the country studies. This pays particular attention to state regulatory responses to zero hours work, and incorporates the sociological concepts of accumulation and legitimation functions of the state.
Exploring the regulation of zero hours work beyond individual countries, the book includes an analysis of external regulation of zero hours work at the supranational level, namely the European Union and ILO.
Further, it assesses the implications of zero hours for workers in new sectors of economic activity, particularly the impact of the platform or ‘gig’ economy on the fundamental nature of the employment relationship. It also considers the societal implications of zero hours work and the ethical responsibilities of employers and governments towards workers as citizens. 

About the authors

Michelle O’Sullivan is Senior Lecturer at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. Her expertise is primarily on precarious work with particular attention on wage setting and public policy in low-wage jobs. Her current research interests are on zero-hours work, government policy on working hours, working time schedules of retail workers, and freelance work.
Jonathan Lavelle is a Senior Lecturer at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. His main research interests are international and comparative employment relations, with a particular interest in trade union recognition and avoidance, and employee representative issues within multinational companies.

Juliette McMahon is Lecturer at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. Current research interests include HRM/employment relations in healthcare organisations, bullying and harassment, occupational change in Ireland, aspects of employment legislation, and HR/employment relations in small Irish enterprises.
Lorraine Ryan is Lecturer at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. Her main research interests currently centre on precarious work and working time, democracy in the workplace, corporate social responsibility and the future of work. 
Caroline Murphy is Lecturer at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. Her current research interests include precarious employment, female labour market participation, formal and informal care work, and employee representation.
Thomas Turner is a Professor at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. His main areas of research include developments in employment relations in Ireland at workplace and national level, trade union trends, and the impact of immigrants in the Irish labour market.

Patrick Gunnigle is Professor at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. His research interests include international business/multinational companies, human resource management (HRM), trade union membership and recognition, management strategies in industrial relations, and the role of HRM specialists.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6612-3
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries
Editors
  • Michelle O’Sullivan
  • Jonathan Lavelle
  • Juliette McMahon
  • Lorraine Ryan
  • Caroline Murphy
  • Thomas Turner
  • Patrick Gunnigle
Series Title
Work, Organization, and Employment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6613-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6613-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6612-3
Series ISSN
2520-8837
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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