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Cross-Cultural Trust | SMU Research

Cross-Cultural Trust | SMU Research

I am Tan Hwee Hoon, I’m an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Human Resource Management at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at the Singapore Management University. My area of research is trust in the workplace, and I’m very interested in why people trust, how people trust, and what the implications are for organisations when people trust each other. I am currently involved in a longitudinal study that has been happening over the last three to four years. I…

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Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx (Part I)

Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx (Part I)

Welcome to part one of a four-part series on the work and the contribution made by Karl Marx. We do this now because it’s the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, but of course the real reason we do it, is because we think that that work, that criticism of the capitalist economic system, remains a source of important insights, that can be useful for all of those who want to make a better world out of the one we’re…

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TheList presents – Sardinia/Freedom Way

TheList presents – Sardinia/Freedom Way

I should be sitting at my desk Planning… …building my future Why am I here? I feel so far away from my responsibilities The wall between me and them is far higher than I expected to be How much is my freedom worth? Maybe it’s right here. There are no places without rules, but there are places where time stops Freedom exists when personality is not influenced by the outside world It all comes down to going beyond social conventions…

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Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism – Part 1

Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism – Part 1

Hello, this is Dr. Harriet Fraad on Capitalism Hits Home, an interpersonal update. This is a show about the intersection of capitalism, class, and our personal lives. Today’s podcast on Capitalism Hits Home is about what is class? What is a class revolution? What does it mean when we talk about feudalism, capitalism, state capitalism, socialism, and communism? These are words bandied about, but we don’t really know what they mean, and we don’t learn about these revolutions in school….

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The instrument of freedom | Philippe Van Parijs | TEDxGhent

The instrument of freedom | Philippe Van Parijs | TEDxGhent

Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Ivana Krivokuća December, 1982. I had two problems, two worries, two nightmares, that prevented me from sleeping, one night after another. Problem number one, unemployment. There was then massive unemployment, especially for young people. What was the solution? The right and the left agreed: only one solution, growth. Of course, one expected productivity to go up, jobs to be lost as a result of technical change. Never mind: growth that would outpace the growth of productivity…

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Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad on the Family Struggles in Capitalism

Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad on the Family Struggles in Capitalism

FRAAD: The family is failing. The majority of 18 to 35 year olds don’t get married. There are more people that live together than marry because they don’t really feel they have enough security, and stability to be married, no less start a family. So families are in big trouble. WOLFF: Let me ask you a question because immediately, since I’m an economist it occurs to me, the things you’ve said immediately show the impact of the economy. If it’s…

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JAN 03 – Work Culture

JAN 03 – Work Culture

Hi there, Mark Birch from DEVBIZOPS, and I’ve got a question for you. What are you going to be doing the first weekend of 2020? Are you gonna be working or are you gonna be relaxing? The reason I asked is a really interesting debate was sparked over Twitter before holidays from the founders of Basecamp that basically put it out there if your company’s asking you to work nights and weekends or really outside of your normal working hours,…

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Work in America

Work in America

The American workplace is currently undergoing tremendous upheaval. As a result of globalization the old-line American oligopolies are rapidly transforming themselves to compete for both domestic and international markets. The general characteristics of this transformation are those of rationalization, the goal being to increase profits by using every possible rational step to achieve that goal. The specific steps are: 1) Downsizing; 2) Automation; 3) Rise of Contingency Work; 4) Tightening of Coordination; 5) Human Relations Management; 6) Outsourcing & Off…

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Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution [TEASER]

Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution [TEASER]

[WOLFF] Let’s get right to the key thing that I wanted to have you talk to us about. What does Marxism – and Marxian political economy in particular – what does it offer to a society like ours today? Why is this something you study, you teach your students who want to learn what’s going on with Marxism? [OLLMAN] Beginnings are very important to Marx and I, in recent years, like to begin my discussions of Marxism by quoting a…

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Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx (Part III)

Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx (Part III)

Welcome to part three of this four-part series on the work and contributions of Karl Marx once again let me remind you that the point in purpose here is not to have you agree or disagree with what Marx wrote but to become aware of what the perspective of the leading critic of capitalism is what insights he may have discovered that we can make use of now to improve the economy for all of us the point is not…

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