America at Work: Choices and Challenges

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230606807
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James O'Toole is a Research Professor in the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California. Edward E. Lawler has taught at Yale, University of Michigan, and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Impact of technology on the nature of work

• Impact of individual behavior 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

• And more

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