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‘You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows’: Public Sector Reform and its Impact Upon Climatology Scientists in the UK

15 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2009  

Andy Danford

University of the West of England (UWE) - Bristol Business School

Sue Durbin

University of the West of England (UWE)

Mike Richardson

University of the West of England (UWE) - School of Marketing

Abstract

This paper provides case study analysis of the workplace experiences of British scientists working in the field of climatology. In the context of the restructuring of work organisation brought about by the interplay between the commercialisation of science and state modernisation policies, the paper provides evidence of a deterioration in scientists' quality of working life.

Suggested Citation

Danford, Andy and Durbin, Sue and Richardson, Mike, ‘You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows’: Public Sector Reform and its Impact Upon Climatology Scientists in the UK. New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 215-229, November 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1491842 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2009.00230.x

Andy Danford (Contact Author)

University of the West of England (UWE) - Bristol Business School ( email )

Frenchay Campus
Bristol, BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
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Sue Durbin

University of the West of England (UWE) ( email )

Blackberry Hill Bristol
Bristol, Avon BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

Mike Richardson

University of the West of England (UWE) - School of Marketing ( email )

Bristol
United Kingdom

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