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In this illuminating look at the realities of the American workplace, the contributors explain how the widespread restructuring of American firms--usually resulting in a reduction of the workforce to cut costs--has caused a far-reaching transformation in the relationship between employers and employees. The ensuing new relationships shift many of the risks of business from the firm to the employees and make employees responsible for developing their own skills and careers. In this work, Cappelli and company consider how individuals and employers need to adapt to the new arrangements as well as their implications for important policy issues. A timely look at issues facing all managers and workers, Change at Work is must reading for all interested in corporate organization, employer-employee relations, and the present and future state of the American workplace.
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"In this very complete study sponsored by the National Planning Association's Committee on New American Realities....these authors first document the pressures on employers that cause them to restructure: increased foreign competition, changes in product markets and consumer demand, the need for flexibility, new models for organizing, and a focus on core competencies."—Sloan Management Review

"Cappelli's volume should be of great interest to everyone involved in the organization of employment. The book is particularly lucid in analyzing what it sees as the fundamental contradictions at the heart of modern employment systems....Should be required reading on both sides of the Atlantic."—Financial Times

"This is an excellent primer on the magnitude and impacts of the changes that have transformed American employer-emlpoyee relations during the past two decades, and as such it will be very informative for students and scholars across the entire range of workplace-related disciplines."—Choice

"The book highlights a set of issues that are likely to be of growing importance in the near future if the recent strong employment market continues in the United States."—Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal

"...this book deserves to be widely read for its breadth of coverage of the downsizing and restructuring issues."—Work and Occupations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195103274
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Wharton School of Business University of Pennsylvania

Cornell University

University of Minnesota

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Pennsylvania

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Table of Contents

1. The Pressures to Restructure Employment
2. Downsizing and Employment Insecurity
3. Work Organization
4. Job Training Programs and Practices
5. Implications for Policy: A "Skills Gap"?
6. The Effects of Restructuring on Employees
7. Conclusions

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