The Corrosion of Character
The Personal Consequences of Work in the New CapitalismBook - 1998
Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives, bakers in a high-tech bakery, a bar owner turned advertising executive and others, the author explores the disorientating effects of the new capitalism in America. This book explores the contrast between the vanished world of rigid, hierachical organizations, where what mattered was a sense of personal character, and the brave new world of corporate re-engineering, risk, flexibility, networking, and short-term teamwork, where what matters is being able to reinvent yourself at the click of a finger.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 305.562/SENNETT
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 22 cm.