publication . Doctoral thesis . 2003

From Good Work to Sustainable Development - Human Resources Consumption and Regeneration in the Post-Bureaucratic Working Life

Kira, Mari;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: KTH, Industriell ekonomi och organisation
  • Country: Sweden
The thesis concentrates on the psychological consequences ofthe contemporary work. Two focal question of the thesis are,first, why do employees’psychological resources becomeconsumed in the contemporary working life? Second, how tocreate regenerative work enabling employees’developmentin the present situation? The latter question aims todistinguish the conditions for sustainable individual andcollective development at work. The empirical research consistsof two studies; the Empirical Study I with explorative casestudies in two »new economy« companies and theEmpirical Study II with action research case studies in apublic hospital and a tenants’unio...
free text keywords: good work, personal development, professional development, stress, human resources, regenerative work, consuming work, bureaucracy, post-bureaucracy, action research
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