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dc.contributor.authorHuws, Ursula
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29T12:00:52Z
dc.date.available2012-03-29T12:00:52Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHuws , U 2010 , ' Expression and expropriation : the dialectics of autonomy and control in creative labour ' , Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization , vol. 10 , no. 3/4 , pp. 504-521 . < http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/10-3/10-3huws.pdf >
dc.identifier.issn1473-2866
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 563049
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/8112
dc.description.abstractCreative labour occupies a highly contradictory position in modern, global, ‘knowledge-based’ economies. On the one hand, companies have to balance their insatiable need for a stream of innovative ideas with the equally strong imperative to gain control over intellectual property and manage a creative workforce. On the other, creative workers have to find a balance between the urge for self-expression and recognition and the need to earn a living. This article explores the interplay between these doubly contradictory impulses, drawing on the results of European research carried out within the scope of the WORKS project as well as other research by the author. It argues that the co-existence of multiple forms of control makes it difficult for workers to find appropriate forms of resistance. Combined with increasing tensions between the urges to compete and to collaborate, these contradictions pose formidable obstacles to the development of coherent resistance strategies by creative workers.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEphemera: Theory and Politics in Organization
dc.subjectcreative labour cautonomy control
dc.titleExpression and expropriation : the dialectics of autonomy and control in creative labouren
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/10-3/10-3huws.pdf
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