The American Workplace: Skills, Pay, and Employment Involvement / Edition 1

The American Workplace: Skills, Pay, and Employment Involvement / Edition 1

by Casey Ichniowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650283

ISBN-13: 9780521650281

Pub. Date: 06/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650281
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. What works at work: overview and assessment Casey Ichniowski, Thomas A. Kochan, David I. Levine, Craig Olson and George Strauss; 2. Diffusion and performance of modular production in the US apparel industry John T. Dunlop and David Weil; 3. The performance effects of modular production in the apparel industry Peter Berg, Eileen Applebaum, Thomas Bailey and Arne L. Kalleberg; 4. Participative bureaucracy and productivity in the machine products sector Maryellen R. Kelley; 5. Methodological issues in cross-sectional and panel estimates of the HR-firm performance link Mark A. Huselid and Brian E. Becker; 6. The adoption of high-involvement work practices Frits K. Pil and John Paul MacDuffie; 7. The effects of total quality management on corporate performance: an empirical investigation George S. Easton and Sherry L. Jarrell; 8. Implementing effective total quality management (TQM) programs on financial performance: a synthesis of evidence from quality award winners Kevin B. Hendricks and Vinod R. Singhal; 9. Public policy implications David I. Levine.

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