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volume 70, number 8, August 2017

A metatheoretical framework of diversity in teams
Margarita Mayo, Maria Kakarika, Charalampos Mainemelis and Nicolas Till Deuschel

Identity regulation, identity work and phronesis
Thibaut Bardon and Andrew D Brown, Stéphan Pezé

Using kaizen to improve employee well-being: Results from two organizational intervention studies
Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Karina M Nielsen, Terese Stenfors-Hayes and Henna Hasson

Evaluation of an organizational health intervention for low-skilled workers and immigrants
Christine Busch, Tobias Koch, Julia Clasen, Eva Winkler and Julia Vowinkel

Does employees’ subjective well-being affect workplace performance?
Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes

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Can, and should, social science contribute to better quality jobs? A 70-year retrospect and prospect


As part of our 70th Anniversary celebrations Human Relations will be running a workshop on Tuesday 10 Oct at The British Academy in London. The workshop will interest scholars of work and employment, policy makers in employers’ organizations and trade unions, public officials, and researchers in research institutes with an interest in work and the labour market. It is intended to be an engaged conversation among experts and numbers will be restricted.


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HR paper awarded Urwick Cup for 'most outstanding piece of research relevant to management consultancy' – FREE ACCESS to 10 July!
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• Prof. Kerrie Unsworth joins the Editorial Team
• Editorial Board news
• FREE ACCESS for limited period to new virtual SI: Knowledge and knowing in the study of organization: From commodity to communication
• Celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute

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When the 'unorganizable' organize: The collective mobilization of migrant domestic workers in London
Zhe Jiang and Marek Korczynski

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