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Job quality in an era of flexibility: conclusions and new emerging issues on job quality for research and policy makers

Chapter in book
Authors Tommy Isidorsson
Julia Kubisa
Published in Tommy Isidorsson & Julia Kubisa (red.) Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility - Experiences in a European Context
Pages 224-245
ISBN 9781138561595
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon & New York
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Sociology and Work Science
Centre for Global Human Resource Management
Pages 224-245
Language en
Subject categories Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology), Work Sciences


In this concluding chapter, Tommy Isidorsson and Julia Kubisa strive to take the job quality research further by asking what are the broader themes coming out of the chapters that show how different dimensions of job quality and their interrelations are affected by flexibility practices. They discuss the context of macro changes in market pressures and consequences of deregulation, deepening segmentation within organisations and segregation of workers, the variety of outcomes of flexibility of the working time, the weakening of collective voice and the importance of participation as a component of job quality. The authors discuss possibilities to broaden the debate on job quality on the basis of the research presented in the volume. One suggestion presented in the final chapter for researchers as well as social partners is to include the role of the client in the discussion on the mechanisms of shaping job quality. Another suggestion is to start a debate on the conditions in which flexibility practices will not deteriorate job quality and will become beneficial both for management and workers.

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