Global knowledge workers.
Contributor(s): Karatas-Ozkan, Mine | Tatli, Ahu.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Equal Opportunities International - Volume 26, Issue 8: Publisher: Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007Description: 1 online resource (151 p.).ISBN: 9781846637292.Subject(s): Discrimination in employment | Sex discrimination in employment | Women -- EmploymentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Global knowledge workersDDC classification: 331.48165 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; CONTENTS; EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD; Global knowledge work and workers; Diversity learning, knowledge diversity and inclusion; Political support for women entrepreneurs; Social positioning of equal opportunity actors in Austria; Is Indian software workforce a case of uneven and combined development?; Cultural differences in motivating global knowledge workers; Exploring highly educated refugees' potential as knowledge workers in contemporary Britain; Disconnecting knowledge from the knower; Practising knowledge workers: perspectives of an artist and economist; Book reviews
Globalisation can be defined as the way that world trade, culture and technologies have become rapidly integrated over the last twenty years or so. The world economy seems to depend to some extent on a new breed of workers, namely 'knowledge workers', in order to meet demands for labour that are brought about by globalization, as argued my many scholars. How knowledge is defined and who belongs in the category of 'knowledge workers' have been the object of various debates over the years. The concept of 'global knowledge workers' denotes unlimited (global) mobility and availability for 'the right knowledge-based work assignment, when and where needed'. In this e-book the Guest Editors have sought to problematise and discuss whether the category of 'global knowledge workers' as such exists, who the 'global knowledge workers' are, how they can be perceived and classified, and how their attributes as well as skills basis are framed from diversity, equality and relational perspectives.
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