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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2016
    ISBN: 9780801460388 
    Title: Freelancing Expertise
    Subtitle: Contract Professionals in the New Economy
    Publisher(s): Cornell University Press
    Year of publication: 2016
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780801460388
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Contract work is more important than ever-for better or for worse, depending on one's perspective. The security once implied by a full-time job with a stable employer is becoming rarer, thereby erasing one of the major distinctions between "freelance work" and a "steady gig." Why hang on to a regular job for the sake of security if security can no longer be assumed? Instead, contractors, hired temporarily for specific knowledge and skills, market their expertise as they move from project to project. Even though their employment is precarious, a great many consider freelancing preferable to holding a "regular" job: the control they feel over their time and careers is well worth the risks that come with relatively uncertain cash flow. Freelancing Expertise is a qualitative study of decision making, work practices, and occupational processes among writers and editors who work in print and Web communications and programmers and engineers who work in software and systems development. Debra Osnowitz conducted sixty-eight extended interviews with representatives of both groups and twelve interviews with managers and recruiters, observed four different work settings in which contractors work alongside employees, and monitored blogs and online discussions among contractors. As a result, she provides a unique and sensitive assessment of a cultural shift in occupations and organizations.Osnowitz calls for a reconfiguration of the employer/employee relationship that accepts more variation and flexibility: just as "freelancing" has, over time, taken on many traits considered characteristic of traditional career paths, so might regular jobs make themselves more appealing to today's workforce by mimicking some of the positive aspects of transactions between clients and contract workers
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    Online Resource
    Reprint 2015 2015
    ISBN: 9783110873016 
    Contributer: Hadding, Walther , Hopt, Klaus, J. , Schimansky, Herbert
    Title: Funktionsauslagerung (Outsourcing) bei Kreditinstituten
    Subtitle: Bankrechtstag 2000
    Edition: Reprint 2015
    Publisher(s): De Gruyter
    Year of publication: 2015
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783110873016
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
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    Online Resource
    aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage 2014
    ISBN: 9783486843026 
    Person(s): Hans, Lothar
    Title: Controlling
    Edition: aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage
    Publisher(s): Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
    Year of publication: 2014
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783486843026
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Das vorliegende Lehrbuch hat eine bewährte Grundsystematik: Es werden die Konzeptionen und Instrumente auf den Ebenen der zeitlich und sachlich differenzierten Controllingstufen dargelegt und diskutiert, wobei von einem eigenständigen Funktionsbereich Controlling ausgegangen wird, der die Unternehmensleitung bei der Erfüllung ihrer Führungsaufgaben unterstützt. Zur Neuauflage: In allen Teilen ist der Stoff an den aktuellen Stand der fachlichen Diskussion angepasst. Ergänzt wird im zweiten Kapitel der Abschnitt über Kennzahlen und Kennzahlensysteme; aufgrund der praktischen Bedeutung dieses Instrumentariums erscheint eine vorgeschaltete zusammenfassende Darstellung zweckmäßig. Aufbauend hierauf wird im dritten Kapitel zusätzlich das Management- und Kennzahlensystem der Balanced Scorecard erläutert, dessen grundsätzliche Aufgabe in der Umsetzung der Planstrategien in den einzelnen Teilbereichen des Unternehmens gesehen wird. Des Weiteren ist der Teil über die Rationalisierungsinstrumente erweitert, indem die Methodik des Zielkostenmanagements ausführlicher dargestellt und die Technik des Benchmarking als Instrument zur Erkennung des Rationalisierungsbedarfes ergänzt wird
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    Course Book 2011
    ISBN: 9781400836697 
    Title: Dead Ringers
    Subtitle: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves
    Edition: Course Book
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2011
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781400836697
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In the Indian outsourcing industry, employees are expected to be "dead ringers" for the more expensive American workers they have replaced--complete with Westernized names, accents, habits, and lifestyles that are organized around a foreign culture in a distant time zone. Dead Ringers chronicles the rise of a workforce for whom mimicry is a job requirement and a passion. In the process, the book deftly explores the complications of hybrid lives and presents a vivid portrait of a workplace where globalization carries as many downsides as advantages. Shehzad Nadeem writes that the relatively high wages in the outsourcing sector have empowered a class of cultural emulators. These young Indians indulge in American-style shopping binges at glittering malls, party at upscale nightclubs, and arrange romantic trysts at exurban cafés. But while the high-tech outsourcing industry is a matter of considerable pride for India, global corporations view the industry as a low-cost, often low-skill sector. Workers use the digital tools of the information economy not to complete technologically innovative tasks but to perform grunt work and rote customer service. Long hours and the graveyard shift lead to health problems and social estrangement. Surveillance is tight, management is overweening, and workers are caught in a cycle of hope and disappointment. Through lively ethnographic detail and subtle analysis of interviews with workers, managers, and employers, Nadeem demonstrates the culturally transformative power of globalization and its effects on the lives of the individuals at its edges
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