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Platform Economy Puzzles

A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work

Edited by Jeroen Meijerink, Giedo Jansen and Victoria Daskalova

Searching for paid tasks via digital labour platforms, such as Uber, Deliveroo and Fiverr, has become a global phenomenon and the regular source of income for millions of people. In the advent of digital labour platforms, this insightful book sheds new light on familiar questions about tensions between competition and cooperation, short-term gains and long-term success, and private benefits and public costs. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a range of disciplines, including law, management, psychology, economics, sociology and geography, it pieces together a nuanced picture of the societal challenges posed by the platform economy.
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Edited by Eddy S. Ng, Christina L. Stamper, Alain Klarsfeld and Yu J. Han

This Handbook on Diversity and Inclusion Indices critically examines many of the popular and frequently cited indices related to DEI benchmarking and progress tracking. The goal is to provide a better understanding of the indices’ construction, strengths and weaknesses, intended applications, contribution to research and progress towards diversity and equity goals.
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Edited by Karin Sanders, Huadong Yang and Charmi Patel

This forward-thinking Handbook explores cutting-edge research on how employees within firms should be managed in order to increase their wellbeing and performance.
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Edited by Wendy Murphy and Jennifer Tosti-Kharas

This Handbook of Research Methods in Careers serves as a comprehensive guide to the methodologies that researchers use in career scholarship. Presenting detailed overviews of methodologies, contributors offer numerous actionable best practices, realistic previews, and cautionary tales based on their vast collective experience of research in the discipline. 
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Justice in the Workplace

Overcoming Ethical Dilemmas

Matthieu de Nanteuil

This timely book explores new social justice challenges in the workplace. Adopting a long-term perspective, it focuses on value conflicts, or ethical dilemmas, in contemporary organisations and ways to overcome them. Matthieu de Nanteuil demonstrates that the existence of value conflicts is not in itself problematic, but problems arise as actors do not have a frame of justice that allows them to overcome these conflicts without renouncing their deeply held values.
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Edited by Deborah Blackman

This timely Handbook examines performance management research specific to the public sector and its contexts, and provides suggestions for future developments in the field. It demonstrates the need for performance management to be reconceptualized as a core component of business both within and across organizations, and how it must be embedded in both strategic decision-making and as a day-to-day leadership and management practice in order to be effective.
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Creating a Healthy Organisation

Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits

Sandra L. Fielden, Helen M. Woolnough and Carianne M. Hunt

This timely book offers a review of the current research and literature around creating a healthy organisation. Providing an informative guide of the field, it presents cutting-edge international research, which addresses the key areas of consideration for organisations as well as the areas in which they need to challenge organisational perceptions and innovate.
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Edited by John P. Meyer and Benjamin Schneider

This insightful Research Agenda presents the foundations of employee engagement, providing a framework for future research to serve as an evidence-based guide to practice. Offering an overview of contemporary engagement theory and research, it addresses important new directions for expanding our current understanding of the meaning, focus, development and outcomes of engagement. 
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Edited by Joanna Crossman and Sarbari Bordia

This comprehensive Handbook explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of qualitative research in the workplace, examining a variety of foundational and innovative qualitative methodological approaches.
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The Future of Creative Work

Creativity and Digital Disruption

Edited by Greg Hearn

The Future of Creative Work provides a unique overview of the changing nature of creative work, examining how digital developments and the rise of intangible capital are causing an upheaval in the social institutions of work. It offers a profound insight into how this technological and social evolution will affect creative professions.