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Location independent working in academia

Lee, A, Di Domenico, M and Saunders, MNK (2014) Location independent working in academia Journal of Workplace Rights, 17 (4). pp. 425-442.

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Abstract

In this article, we consider the extent to which the practice of location independent working (LIW) enables academic employees to make choices and have agency in their life-work balance, and the extent to which it may support (or potentially be used as a form of resistance to) increased managerial control. Set within the context of an increasingly performance-led, managerialist public sector landscape, the impact and implications of these working practices are examined through the lens of labour process theory. Drawing on findings from an ongoing in-depth ethnographic study set in a post-1992 university business school in central England, we suggest that the practice of LIW is being used both to enable employees and to support managerial control.

Item Type: Article
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NameEmailORCID
Lee, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Di Domenico, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Saunders, MNKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 October 2014
Identification Number : 10.2190/WR.17.3-4.k
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:14
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806598

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