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Overview

Economics is a methodology that has been applied to many areas of human behavior, and has had enormous influence on the study of organizations and human resources. Developed by much of the founding research from Edward Lazear, this economic approach in these areas adds rigor, structure, and clarifies many important issues.

The goal of this text is to give the reader a rigorous framework for understanding organizational design and the management of employees. Not only will students learn and apply ideas from microeconomics, but they will also learn principles that will be valuable in their future careers.

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Such components of job satisfaction as status, pride, and pleasantness of work are analyzed in an economic framework. Issues discussed include recruitment and hiring, worker turnover, downsizing, motivating workers to maintain high levels of productivity, team production, the risks of firms' tendency to favor senior workers, worker evaluation, worker benefits, what degree of authority workers should be given, and task assignments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Lazear (human resources and economics, Stanford) shows that economic analysis can be extended to personnel issues that arise in business on a daily basis. His focus is on compensation and its relation to worker motivation, selection, and teamwork but he also discusses job design, job evaluation, institutional arrangements, and directions for future research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471675921
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 706,194
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward P. Lazear, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace since 1985, is also the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources, Management and Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Current and founding editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, and past president of the Society of Labor Economists, Professor Lazear is the visionary leader in the field of human resource management.

Michael Gibbs is Clinical Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Gibbs earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is a leading empirical researcher in the field of personnel economics, and has received awards for excellence in research and teaching.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part One: Sorting and Investing in Employees.

Chapter 1: Setting Hiring Standards.

Chapter 2: Recruitment.

Chapter 3: Investment In Skills.

Chapter 4: Managing Turnover.

Part Two: Organizational and Job Design.

Chapter 5: Decision Making.

Chapter 6: Organizational Structure.

Chapter 7: Job Design.

Chapter 8: Advanced Job Design.

Part Three: Paying for Performance.

Chapter 9: Performance Evaluation.

Chapter 10: Rewarding Performance.

Chapter 11: Career-Based Incentives.

Chapter 12: Options and Executive Pay.

Part Four: Applications.

Chapter 13: Benefits.

Chapter 14: Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship.

Chapter 15: The Employment Relationship.

Glossary.

Index.

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