Turbulence in the American Workplace

Turbulence in the American Workplace

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Turbulence--rapid and sometimes tumultuous changes--has characterized the labor markets of the 1970's and 1980's. Turbulent competitive conditions have cut sharply into profits and have forced downsizings and radical readjustments in America's workplaces. Workplace turbulence has resulted in lost jobs, declining incomes, and falling productivity for American labor. From the perspectives of business and labor, turbulence and its consequences is the key human resources issue for the last part of the twentieth century. In Turbulence in the American Workplace, a distinguished group of experts forcefully and convincingly argue that the human resources capacity of the private sector is the first line of defense against turbulence and is of equal importance to public sector education and training programs. The authors--including Kathleen Christensen, Patricia M. Flynn, Douglas T. Hall, Harry C. Katz, Jeffrey H. Keefe, Christopher J. Ruhm, Andrew M. Sum, and Michael Useem--effectively demonstrate how global competition, deregulation, and technological change are creating hard choices for employers that will alter both the living standards of workers and the performance of American industry in the coming decades. This illuminating work will be of significant value to business school faculty, corporate strategic planners, and general managers, as well as students and professionals interested in the areas of public policy, industrial relations, education, and labor studies.... of Management and Labor Relations Rutgers University Jeffrey H. Keefe Assistant Professor, Boston University Rutgers ... that business and engineering majors should acquire additional liberal-arts coursework.45 General communication, anbsp;...

Title:Turbulence in the American Workplace
Author: Center for Applied Social Science Boston University Peter B. Doeringer Professor of Economics, Kathleen Christensen Associate Professor of Environmental Psychology City University of New York, Patricia M. Flynn Professor of Economics Bentley College, Douglas T. Hall Professor of Organizational Behavior Boston University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University Harry C. Katz Professor of Collective Bargaining, Institute of Management and Labor Relations Rutgers University Jeffrey H. Keefe Assistant Professor, Boston University Rutgers University Christopher J. Ruhm Assistant Professor of Economics, Northeastern University Rutgers University Andrew M. Sum Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies, University of Pennsylvania Rutgers University Michael Useem Professor of Sociology and Management
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1991-01-31

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