Managing Labour in Small Firms

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Susan Marlow, Dean Patton, Monder Ram
Taylor & Francis, Nov 30, 2004 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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The majority of employees currently working in the private sector are now employed in small firms, yet little is known about their working conditions. This collection of essays addresses this gap. Based on theoretical analysis supported by contemporary empirical evidence, the book explores key areas of the employment relationship adding a new perspective to our understanding of contemporary work.

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Dr Susan Marlow is Reader in HRM at De Montfort University. She has extensive experience and an international reputation in the field of small HRM research, having her work published in leading academic journals such as Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice.
Dr Dean Patton is Principal Lecturer, Dept of Strategy and Management, De Montfort University; he has undertaken research and consultancy within and on behalf of small firms. His current research interests focus on the evaluation of small firm policy, and training and management development within smaller firms.
Professor Monder Ram is Professor of Small Business, and Director of Small Business and Enterprise Research Group, at De Montfort University. He has extensive experience of working in, researching, and acting as a consultant to ethnic minority businesses. He is author of 'Managing to Survive - Working Lives in Small Firms', and 'Ethnic Minorities in Business' (with T. Jones).

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