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The American Workplace : Skills, Pay, and Employment Involvement - Casey Ichniowski

The American Workplace

Skills, Pay, and Employment Involvement

By: Casey Ichniowski (Editor), David I. Levine (Editor), Craig Olson (Editor), George Strauss (Editor)

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Published: 24th April 2000
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This volume contributes to a growing consensus about effective workplace practices. The collection combines detailed studies of single industries (automobile assembly, apparel, and machine tools) with cross-industry studies of financial performance. Compared to most past investigations, the research here has better measures of both workplace practices and organizational performance. The contributors find that systems of innovative human resource management practices can have large effects on business performance. Success does not come from any single innovation, but from a coherent system encompassing pay, training, and employee involvement.

"...the issues raised in the text have wide bearing on society. The current volume certainly qualifies as being interesting to read...the book is academically solid, interesting, and timely." Personnel Psychology

Preface
What works at work: overview and assessment
Diffusion and performance of modular production in the US apparel industry
The performance effects of modular production in the apparel industry
Participative bureaucracy and productivity in the machine products sector
Methodological issues in cross-sectional and panel estimates of the HR-firm performance link
The adoption of high-involvement work practices Frits
The effects of total quality management on corporate performance: an empirical investigation
Implementing effective total quality management (TQM) programs on financial performance: a synthesis of evidence from quality award winners
Public policy implications
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ISBN: 9780521650281
ISBN-10: 0521650283
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 24th April 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 20.47  x 15.65
Weight (kg): 0.57