Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society

Unpredictable Work

  • Aileen O’Carroll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Aileen O’Carroll
    Pages 71-97
  3. Aileen O’Carroll
    Pages 98-124
  4. Aileen O’Carroll
    Pages 125-148
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-183

About this book


We are living in the age of imagination and communication. This book, about the new ways time is experienced and organised in post-industrial workplaces, argues that the key feature of working time within knowledge, and other workplaces, is unpredictability, creating a culture that seeks to insert acceptance of unpredictability as a new 'standard'.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Aileen O’Carroll
    • 1
  1. 1.Maynooth UniversityIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32874-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31848-0
  • About this book
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