The Organization of Working Time in the Knowledge Economy: An Insight into the Working Time Patterns of Consultants in the UK and the USA

22 Pages Posted: 26 May 2011

Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

The development of the knowledge economy is creating new and diverse working time patterns. This study uses survey and qualitative interview data from consultants operating as organizational employees, as well as those acting as freelance contractors to explore the organization of working time among knowledge workers in the UK and the USA. The findings reveal how these forms of employment and national context shape and produce complex nuances in the working patterns and experiences of these important highly skilled workers.

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Donnelly, Rory, The Organization of Working Time in the Knowledge Economy: An Insight into the Working Time Patterns of Consultants in the UK and the USA (June 2011). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 49, pp. s93-s114, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1853104 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00826.x

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