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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $17.81
  • October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97643-4
  • 322 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Arne L. Kalleberg (Author, University of North Carolina)


In this provocative new study, Arne L. Kalleberg examines how the now-common expectation that a career should at once provide fulfillment, challenge, meaning, and financial success is creating a growing number of “mismatched” workers—workers who fit poorly with their employers or careers.

Each chapter frames a different type of mismatch and explores how each mismatch affects workers and their families.  In addition to providing new insights into contemporary labor, The Mismatched Worker also suggests social strategies that might alleviate worker dissatisfaction while making organizations more efficient.