Futures for work

A book of original readings

  • Authors
  • Jaap Boersma
  • Kenneth E. Boulding
  • Bertrand de Jouvenel
  • William R. Dill
  • Branko Horvat
  • John Hughes
  • Sven Lindqvist
  • Jan Tinbergen
  • Jef A. P. Van Hoof
  • Geert Hofstede

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XII
  2. Introduction: from 1878 to 2028

    1. Jaap Boersma, Kenneth E. Boulding, Bertrand de Jouvenel, William R. Dill, Branko Horvat, John Hughes et al.
      Pages 1-7
  3. Works councils in the Netherlands, past and present

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Geert Hofstede
      Pages 11-29
    3. Jef A. P. Van Hoof
      Pages 31-51
  4. Ideas for the future of work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Jaap Boersma
      Pages 55-66
    3. Bertrand de Jouvenel
      Pages 99-109
    4. John Hughes
      Pages 111-126
    5. Branko Horvat
      Pages 127-138
    6. William R. Dill
      Pages 139-152
    7. Sven Lindqvist
      Pages 153-167
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-174

About this book


One hundred years ago, on the first of November 1878, the first, partly elected, workers representation within a Dutch industrial concern was installed. This took place at the Nederlandsche Gist- en Spiritusjabriek which is now known, since amalgamating in 1967 with Brocades, Stheeman & Pharmacia, as Gist-Brocades. The centennial of workers representation occurs at a time in which the debate about the relationship between man and his work has reached a new height. The role of social pioneer that, in the history of industry, fell to this concern, now creates for us a twofold obli­ gation: In the first instance to give due honour, after 100 years, to the pioneer ofthose days, J. C. Van Marken and to commemorate hirn in contemporary fashion: the first chapter of this book, published on the occasion ofthe centennial, is devoted to the life and work of our illustrious precursor. Secondly we fee! that it is in the spirit of pioneership to look forward and thereby direct ourselves primarily to the future of work. To this end, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels formulated some pertinent questions which were then laid before a number of prominent writers and social thinkers in Holland and elsewhere. This book contains their responses. VIII FOREWORD We did not ask the authors to look into teacups or to tell the future from the stars.


fashion futures labour management socialism well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Geert Hofstede
    • 1
  1. 1.European Institute for Advanced Studies in ManagementBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1647-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1645-1
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