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Gurus, hired guns, and warm bodies: itinerant experts in a knowledge economy

Author: Barley, Stephen R. ; Kunda, GideonPublisher: Princeton University Press, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 342 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691127956Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies
Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy
Contents
Prefaceix
CHAPTER 1
Unlikely Rebels1
Itinerant Experts1
The Unraveling of Permanent Employment9
The Legal Context of Contingent Work12
Estimating the Size of the Contingent Workforce16
Making Sense of Contingent Work18
The Study26
Organization of the Book30
PART I: Setting the Stage
CHAPTER 2
Clients37
Why Do Clients Hire Contractors?38
How Do Clients Hire Contractors?49
Conclusion51
CHAPTER 3
Contractors53
Why Do Contractors Become Contractors?55
What Kinds of Contractors Are There?64
The Roles Contractors Play for Clients67
Conclusion72
CHAPTER 4
Agencies73
Sales Culture and Technical Culture74
What Types of Staffing Agencies Are There?84
Conclusion91
PART II: Life in the Market
CHAPTER 5
The Information Game: Finding Deals98
What Contractors Do99
What Clients Do108
What Staffing Agencies Do114
Conclusion133
CHAPTER 6
Making the Deal136
Hiring Manager Evaluations138
Negotiating the Terms of Employment144
Closing Deals161
Conclusion166
PART III: Life on the Job
CHAPTER 7
Contractors as Commodities177
Maintaining a Task Orientation177
Delegating Management Responsibilities180
Creating Outsiders183
Conclusion187
CHAPTER 8
Contractors as Experts188
Integration: Creating Team Members188
Dependence193
Conclusion198
CHAPTER 9
Navigating between Respect and Resentment199
Tales of Respect199
Tales of Resentment204
Forming an Identity214
PART IV: Living the Cycle
CHAPTER 10
Temporal Capital223
The Temporal Patterns of Contracting225
The Rhetoric and Reality of Flexibility241
CHAPTER 11
Building and Maintaining Human Capital244
The Danger of Obsolescence244
The Risks of Learning248
Strategies for Remaining Current251
Conclusion263
CHAPTER 12
Building and Maintaining Social Capital264
Reach266
Reputation and Occupational Circles269
Reciprocity and Referral Cliques273
Networking: Building and Maintaining Networks276
CHAPTER 13
Itinerant Professionals in a Knowledge Economy285
Itinerant Experts: The Contracting Life286
The Ambiguities of Self-Reliance289
Itinerant Experts and the Social Order292
The Occupational Dimension302
Supporting Itinerant Professionalism311
Epilogue317
References321
Appendix: Cast of Characters333
Index337

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