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America at Work : Choices and Challenges - James O'Toole

America at Work

Choices and Challenges

By: James O'Toole (Editor), Edward E. Lawler, III (Editor)


Published: 16th October 2008
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This wide-ranging volume brings together the commissioned papers that are the basis of James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler’s The New American Workplace, their follow-up to the groundbreaking 1973 Work in America report. Here leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources offer new research and insightful analyses of existing studies, providing a definitive assessment of the state of the workplace today. Covering wage trends, worker health, education and the workforce, the effects of outsourcing, careers, human resources management, and a variety of other vital issues, this illuminating collection will prove indispensable for scholars, professionals, and policymakers.

"This illuminating collection will be an indispensable resource for scholars, working professionals, and policy-makers alike . . . All in all, this is the most readable, interesting, and useful resource on changes and challenges in the US workplace." - CHOICE

Impact of Technology on the Nature of Work
Impact of Individual Behaviour on Organizational Performance
Education and the American Worker
How Careers are Changing in American Corporations
Work and Family Life
Work and Health
How Innovative Workplace Practices Enhance Productivity
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ISBN: 9781403972972
ISBN-10: 1403972974
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 16th October 2008
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1