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Williams, Colin C. 1961-

Works: 112 works in 420 publications in 3 languages and 10,698 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
Classifications: HD2341, 330
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Most widely held works by Colin C Williams
Informal employment in the advanced economies : implications for work and welfare by Colin C Williams( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges three popular myths about informal employment. First, it tackles the popular belief that informal employment is growing throughout the advanced economies. Second it challenges the myth that this work is undertaken mostly by marginalised groups such as the unemployed, poor, ethnic minorities and immigrants and in deprived neighbourhoods. Third, it evaluates the dominant view that we should replace informal with formal employment through enforcement of stringent laws and regulations concerning tax evasion, benefit fraud and the contravention of labour laws."--Jacket
Consumer services and economic development by Colin C Williams( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer Services and Economic Development evaluates the role of consumer services as motors for local economic development in contemporary advanced economies. The contributions that specific consumer service industries are making to local economic development are analysed. Tourism, sports, universities, retailing and the cultural industries are each examined in turn. Following this, the roles that the consumer services sector are playing in economic regeneration are investigated in a number of different contexts: a global city; several contrasting urban areas; and a rural locality. In each case, whether consumer services have taken a lead or supportive role in local economic development is surveyed, and their effectiveness in promoting economic regeneration is evaluated. This book dispels the common myth that consumer services are residual activities dependent upon other economic sectors for their vitality and viability. Providing a comprehensive overview and evaluation of the contributions of the consumer services sector to economic development, this book reveals the need for a fundamental reconceptualization of both the function of services in particular and economic development theory and practice more generally
Alternative economic spaces by Andrew Leyshon( )

20 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text focuses on the emergence of alternative economic geographies within developed economies and analyses the emergence of alternative economic practices within industrialized countries
Poverty and the third way by Colin C Williams( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will be of interest to academics and advanced students within the disciplines of human geography, social, policy, sociology and economics, as well as offering great value to practitioners in the fields of community and economic development, and to those with an interest in central government and supra-national policy-making."--BOOK JACKET
The hidden enterprise culture : entrepreneurship in the underground economy by Colin C Williams( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraying how entrepreneurs often start out conducting some of their trade on an 'off-the-books' basis and how many continue to do so once they become established, this text presents a detailed account of the vast and ubiquitous hidden enterprise culture existing in the interstices of western economies
Informal Employment in Advanced Economies, Volume 27, Issue 6 by Colin C Williams( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informal employment can be defined as 'the paid production and sale of goods and services that are unregistered by, or hidden from, the state for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes but which are legal in all other respects' (Williams and Windebank, 1998: 4). It is now recognised that informal employment is growing in importance as economies develop. This recognition that informal employment is far from some vestige of a pre-capitalist past that is peripheral and dwindling, but is a strong and growing part of advanced economies, has resulted in recent years in a growing interest in
A commodified world? : mapping the limits of capitalism by Colin C Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williams critiques the notion that in Late Capitalism all economic relations become always ever more commodified, while 'non-capitalist' activities disappear. It demonstrates that a combination of new 'cultures of resistance' all constrain this tendency or even threaten to reverse it. Colin Williams finds that, even in the advanced economies, a non-commodified realm persists that is as large as the commodified sphere and growing relative to it. He draws on extensive empirical evidence of trends and new patterns of economic activity - including changes in women's participation, differences between wealthy and poor urban areas, and between urban and rural sectors. He explores non-commodified practices of resistance. And he concludes that governments and communities, by de-coupling production and consumption from the commodified realm, could open up alternative development paths
Cash-in-hand work : the underground sector and the hidden economy of favours by Colin C Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book shows that throughout the advanced economies, cash-in-hand work is changing. As societies become more commodified, cash payments are becoming more common whenever people do favours for friends, neighbours and kin. The result is that cash-in-hand economies are now composed of not only an underground sector (work akin to formal employment conducted for profit-motivated purposes), but also a hidden economy of favours more akin to mutual aid. The outcome is a call for a radical rethink of whether seeking its eradication through tougher regulations is always appropriate. Rereading both forms of cash-in-hand work as assets rather than obstacles to development, recommendations are made that harness their positive attributes and eradicate their more negative consequences."--Jacket
Developing country perspectives on public service delivery( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book examines the status of public service in developing countries, in the sectors of health, infrastructure, labour and marginalized populations, rural economy, and public administration. The last decade has witnessed significant government focus on service delivery in developing nations like South Africa, Philippines, India and Malaysia. At the forefront of this movement has been the public sector reforms significantly driven by two broad factors: public sector inefficiencies, and liberal economic ideology. This move towards efficient public service delivery in developing nations (versus developed nations) has required a significant shift in institutional thinking and institutional capacity for the governments. It is therefore no surprise that while economic liberalization has been relatively easy to implement, governance reforms towards public service delivery has been significantly more challenging. In this background, the chapters of the book, with sector themes, examine the three basic foundations of public policy--courses of action, regulatory measures and issues, and funding structures and priorities--in public service delivery. The book is a multi country, multi sector, perspective since it includes studies from Russian Federation, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Fiji, South Africa, Columbia, Philippines, Macedonia, and India. This perspective lends itself to the investigation for a comprehensive overall development model
The role of informal economies in the post-Soviet world : the end of transition? by Colin C Williams( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revitalising deprived urban neighbourhoods : an assisted self-help approach by Colin C Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community self-help by Danny Burns( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Self-help and mutual aid are often seen as minor activities which take place at the margins of society. Community Self-Help shows that they are extremely widespread and argues that they should be considered as the third main sector of social and economic organisation (alongside the state and the market). Reciprocity, which is the central feature of mutual aid, is seen not only as the underpinning driver of social evolution, but also the basis on which progressive social policy can be built. Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Kropotkin, Smiles, Green and Putnam, the authors build a coherent rationale for contemporary community self-help. The book also looks in some detail at the different ways in which community self-help can be harnessed as a route to the mainstream, a complement to it, or as an alternative, and offers some guidance on how to nurture and support community self-help."--Jacket
Perspectives towards sustainable environmental development( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable environmental development is one of the core concepts of the 1990's. How this concept can be turned into a reality is the theme of the book. Its focus is the ways in which sustainable environmental development can be implemented and managed. This theme is explored from four contrasting perspectives: part 1 investigates the economic perspectives, covering the approaches of both the old orthodox economics and the new economics. Part 2 surveys business perspectives, reviewing business-environment relations and particular industrial sectors. Part 3 examines the planning perspectives at scales ranging from the global and international, through the urban scale to the local level. Finally, part 4 investigates the political perspectives, covering not only the contemporary debates in environmental politics, but also the broader politics of sustainable development. The result is a study of the full range of perspectives towards implementing and managing sustainable environmental development
Rethinking the future of work : directions and visions by Colin C Williams( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges many popular myths that limit how we think about the future of work. Grounded in a geographically global focus, Rethinking the Future of Work provides not only a critical overview of the array of competing visions but also a radical rethink about the direction of change. The result is to transcend the conventional narratives and open up the future of work to new possibilities." "This critical appreciation of the host of competing perspectives on the future of work will be essential reading for students of management and business studies, especially in human resource management and organization studies, as well as social scientists more generally."--Jacket
Informal work in developed nations by Enrico Marcelli( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of this volume take the orthodox view of 'informal work' and dismantle it piece by piece, presenting an analysis of the extent to which this phenomenon plays a significant role in developing countries across the world
The informal economy in global perspective : varieties of governance by Abel Polese( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book critically engages with how formal and informal mechanisms of governance are used across the world. Specifically, it analyzes how the governance mechanisms of formal institutions are questioned, challenged and renegotiated through informal institutions. Whilst there is an emerging body of scholarship focusing on informal practices, this is scattered across a number of disciplines. This edited collection, by contrast, fosters a dialogue on these issues, moving away from monodisciplinary and normative methodologies that view informal institutions and practices simply as temporary economic phenomena. In doing so, the authors provide a wider understanding of how governance is composed of both the formal and the informal, which complement each other but are also constantly in competition. This novel approach will appeal to social scientists, economists, policy-makers, practitioners, and anyone else willing to widen their understanding of how governance works
Measuring the global shadow economy : the prevalence of informal work and labour by Colin C Williams( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together two leading researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the shadow economy from a global perspective. Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of measuring the informal sector, the authors evaluate its size and key determinants across the world. Williams and Schneider clearly establish the persistence and prevalence of the shadow economy, analysing the narrowness of existing policy approaches and explaining how these fail to address the key factors for its existence and may even exacerbate the problem. Proposing an alternative way forward, the authors argue that little headway will ever be made in reducing the shadow economy until there are changes not only to the character of formal institutions but also informal institutions (the values, beliefs and norms of citizens) through the introduction of macro-level structural changes. This timely, cutting-edge review of the global shadow economy and how it can be measured and tackled is an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, researchers and policy-makers, particularly those with a interest in tax evasion and informal labour."--Page 4 of cover
Examining the nature of domestic labour by Colin C Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate city? : partnership, participation, and partition in urban development in Leeds( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the different dimensions of the distinctive restructuring of Leeds, & addresses the ways in which economic, social & environmental fortunes are being reshaped consciously & unconsciously in pursuit of the city's new growth agenda
Confronting the shadow economy : evaluating tax compliance and behaviour policies by Colin C Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative monograph explores the effectiveness and transferability of the rapidly expanding range of policy approaches and measures available as weaponry in the fight against the shadow economy
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Informal employment in the advanced economies : implications for work and welfare
Consumer services and economic developmentAlternative economic spacesPoverty and the third wayThe hidden enterprise culture : entrepreneurship in the underground economyA commodified world? : mapping the limits of capitalismCash-in-hand work : the underground sector and the hidden economy of favoursRevitalising deprived urban neighbourhoods : an assisted self-help approachCommunity self-help
Alternative Names
Colin C. Williams economist (University of Sheffield)

Colin C. Williams onderzoeker

Colin C. Williams Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/in (University of Sheffield)

Williams, C. C. 1961-

Williams, Colin

Williams, Colin 1961-

Williams, Colin C. C. 1961-

ウイリアムズ, コリン・C

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