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Prologue - In search of decent work

Antoniadou, Marilena and Crowder, Mark and Christie, Fiona and Albertson, Kevin (2021) Prologue - In search of decent work. In: Decent Work: Opportunities and Challenges. Emerald. ISBN 9781801175876


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‘Decent work’. The very phrase conjures up a range of images and interpretations. But what does it mean for practitioners? What does it mean for academics? Much has been spoken, and even more has been written, but there is still little consensus as to how these questions can be answered. This book aims to offer some answers by exploring the increasingly relevant topic of decent work from a range of perspectives. This initial chapter introduces readers to the purpose, rationale and structure of the book. It offers a description of the concept of decent work, and introduces readers to the work of the Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre of Manchester Metropolitan University.

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