This project analyzes the construction of labour subjectivation in the context of capitalist redesign of work in public services, like universities and hospitals. The organizational capitalism is a specific model of flexible management of work and of devices of social regulation of the personnel responses to the organizational demands. Its rhetoric on productivity, efficiency, competitiveness, excellence, and profitness gets its inspiration from the neoliberal version of the market political economy rationale and axiology. Its pragmatics tends to assimilate a community institution (hospital, university) to a supermarket and to reduce its public service to a private business. Is organizational capitalism a psychosocial risk factor? That is the central question of this international research -to develop in Brazil, Chilli, Colombia, Spain, and Venezuela-. Its methodology combines interdisciplinary perspective with application of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze in what degree and in what sense this change in the organizational setting produces psychological, social, and cultural metamorphoses in involved professional actors. Specifically, the study focuses the way how this neoliberal reshape of public universities and hospitals affects, in the employed on them, the degree of satisfaction derived from their labour practice, the meaning, the sense and the value they give to their work, their style of coping with it, their professional identity, and other aspects of their psychosocial profile, as their labour ethic, values, ideology, attitudes, aspirations, expectations, projects, and performances. Finally, it assesses the impact of this experience on the quality of work and of working life of the personnel, as well as on the quality of service and of organization.
|Effective start/end date||1/10/07 → 30/10/10|