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The Invisible Chain

Constraints and Opportunities in the New World of Employment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jean-Pierre Durand
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jean-Pierre Durand
    Pages 27-56
  4. Jean-Pierre Durand
    Pages 57-72
  5. Jean-Pierre Durand
    Pages 167-198
  6. Jean-Pierre Durand
    Pages 199-208
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-242

About this book


Companies and work have undergone significant change, and a new productive model has emerged. This book shows how the model works, showing its high degree of coherence in terms of the integration of functions within companies. This book creates a new and challenging theory of services, rooted in the concrete experience of workshops and offices.


employment globalization Information Technology (IT) labor market service

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Paris-EvryFrance

About the authors

JEAN PIERRE DURAND is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Centre de Recherches Pierre Naville, at the University of Paris-Evry, France. He is the co-author of After Fordism, Teamwork in the Automobile Industry and Living Labour: Life of the Line at Peugeot-France.

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