Labour process theory down under in New Zealand

France, Adrian and Crabtree, Jen and Moody, Iona and Donoghue, Glenda and Horsfall, Amy-Kelly (2011) Labour process theory down under in New Zealand. In: Association for Qualitative Research Conference 2011: Discourse, Power, and Resistance, 23-25 August, 2011, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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Is the Labour Process Theory (LPT) a carry-over of historical cost accounting development, social and political factors of the time, inherited by contemporary business practice? Or is LPT relevant with the changing business environment? This paper discusses the relevance of LPT in the 21st century, placing emphasis on the New Zealand experience. Labour process theory was developed within the cost accounting environment. Development of ‘new waves’ of labour process theory manifest themselves in the current environment and within management accounting. Labour process theory is a fact in the 21st century. It remains dominant in the manufacturing industry and is apparent in many sectors of the service industry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:Labour, business, control, New Zealand, employees, management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:1219
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Deposited On:30 Aug 2011 23:25
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