Edited by Russell D. Lansbury, Anya Johnson and Diane van den Broek


‘This is a gem of a book for those wanting to understand the dramatic changes that are occurring in the world of work. It draws on a wealth of research and insights from a wide range of scholars from diverse disciplines, as has always been represented by the best work in the discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at Sydney University’s Business School.’ — Judy Wajcman, Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

In a complex and interconnected world, work and organisations are rapidly changing. This book addresses key emerging issues by adopting an imaginative and innovative approach. Its comprehensive coverage on work and organisations aim to:

  • provide understanding of the external forces and institutions that are changing workplaces and organisations;
  • examine how organisations are being managed from within and how this reshapes the way individuals and groups relate to each other, whether they be employers, employees, independent professionals or contingent workers; and
  • integrate these two perspectives to show how both internal and external forces are interconnected and influence each other.

By combining theory and case studies, the book illuminates how ideas and concepts can be applied to work and organisations in a variety of contexts.


About the Editors

Russell D. Lansbury is Emeritus Professor of Employment Relations at the University of Sydney Business School where he was Associate Dean (Research).

Anya Johnson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School, Work and Organisational Studies and Co-Director of the Body Heart and Mind in Business research group.

Diane van den Broek is Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School.