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Venture Work

Employees in Thinly Capitalized Firms

Authors: Styhre, Alexander

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  • Introduces the concept of venture work, whilst addressing changes in employment relations and industrial policy
  • Provides an overview of literature that examines how social norms, economic compensation, and other factors influence career choices
  • Offers first-hand empirical material collected from Swedish life science start-ups, substantiating the claim that venture work is on the rise in proportion to regular employment
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This book contributes to the ongoing discussion around so-called precarious or venture work, as the proportion of those employed by start-ups and thinly-capitalized firms continues to grow. Filling a gap in literature, the author explores the relationship between venture co-workers and examines how they cope with economic uncertainty, moving away from the previous focus on entrepreneurs and investors. Presenting empirical data from several life science start-ups in Sweden, this book illustrates the impact of institutional and regulatory changes in the finance industry, and demonstrates how these effects can ultimately reshape the meaning of employment.

About the authors

Alexander Styhre is Chair of Organization Theory and Management in the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published widely in the field of organization, with his work appearing in a number of academic journals. Alexander is also the author of several books, including Precarious Professional Work (Palgrave, 2017) , and his most recent The Unfinished Business of Corporate Governance (2018).

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“What motivates contemporary workers who can no longer rely on a stable employment in corporations? Alexander Styhre offers unique insights into this question in his book.  Having taken a close look at venture work, contract work and freelancing, Styhre throws a new light on the changing patterns of work and employment.” (Sabina Siebert, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK)

 

 


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03180-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03179-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Venture Work
Book Subtitle
Employees in Thinly Capitalized Firms
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03180-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03180-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03179-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 251
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