Chapter 4. The Transformation of Work and Employment: Networkers, Jobless, and Flex-Timers

  1. Manuel Castells

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319514.ch4

The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface

The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface

How to Cite

Castells, M. (2009) The Transformation of Work and Employment: Networkers, Jobless, and Flex-Timers, in The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319514.ch4

Author Information

  1. Santa Monica, California, USA

  1. I would like to acknowledge the significant input to this chapter of Martin Carnoy and Harley Shaiken. I have also relied extensively on data and material provided by the International Institute of Labour Studies, International Labour Office. For this, I am particularly grateful to Padmanabha Gopinath and Gerry Rodgers.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2009

Book Series:

  1. The Information Age

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196864

Online ISBN: 9781444319514

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Keywords:

  • work and employment transformation - networkers, jobless and flex-timers;
  • evolution of employment and occupational structure in advanced capitalist countries - G-7, 1920–2005;
  • post-industrialism, service economy and informational society;
  • employment structure evolution in G-7 countries;
  • labor force transformation in advanced societies and employment status evolution;
  • historical evolution of employment structure at roots of social structure;
  • global labor interdependence - impact of trade on employment in the North and South;
  • work process in informational paradigm;
  • work and informational divide - flex-timers;
  • Japanese model labor market - ways to structural transformation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Historical Evolution of Employment and Occupational Structure in Advanced Capitalist Countries: the G-7, 1920–2005

  • Is There a Global Labor Force?

  • The Work Process in the Informational Paradigm

  • The Effects of Information Technology on Employment: Toward a Jobless Society?

  • Work and the Informational Divide: Flex-timers

  • Information Technology and the Restructuring of Capital–Labor Relations: Social Dualism or Fragmented Societies?

  • References