Work Organization and Professionalization in New Media Industry: the Case of A Finnish Company

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Abstract

The article explores work organization in one new media company in a turning point of the business, in the 2000s. The company had changed from a small workshop to a medium-sized company in a few years. Growth, increasing competition, and uncertainty of profitability had altered the management and work organization. An approach of governance, aimed at efficiency and economy, was systematically implemented; the working methods were standardized, strict division of labor was carried out, and the professional qualifications were mainstreamed according to the business. The professional employees appreciated the new business-like management, but discovered that their opportunities for creative work were diminished with decreasing resources and a new project management pattern.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Journal of Working Life Studies
Volume2
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
ISSN2245-0157
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

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Work Organization and Professionalization in New Media Industry : the Case of A Finnish Company. / Haapakorpi, Arja.

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