Employment Practices and Business Strategy by Peter Cappelli

Employment Practices and Business Strategy

EditorPeter Cappelli

Hardcover | September 1, 1999

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This book explores the reasons for persistent differences in work practices both within and between industries. The authors found that the strategy that a firm chooses to follow often determines the kind of work practices it fosters. Therefore a firm may not adopt the approach now advocatedby many management thinkers--in which decision-making is pushed down to the lowest level of the firm--because this choice may not be consistent with its competitive strategy. The authors discuss the ways that public policy can aid workers without subverting the strategic choices made byfirms.

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Peter Cappelli is at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Title:Employment Practices and Business StrategyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195128591

ISBN - 13:9780195128598

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of ContributorsIntroduction1. Jeffrey B. Arthur: Explaining Variation in Human Resource Practices in U.S. Steel Minimills2. Thomas Bailey and Carola Sandy: The Characteristics and Determinants of Organized Innovation in the Apparel Industry3. Frits K. Pil and John Paul MacDuffie: Organizational and Environmental Factors Influencing the Use and Diffusion of High-Involvement Work Practices4. Rosemary Batt and Jeffrey Keefe: Human Resource and Employment Practices in Telecommunications Services, 1980-19985. Larry W. Hunter: Transforming Retail Banking: Inclusion and Segmentation in Service Work6. Geoff Mason: Product Strategies, Workforce Skills, and "High Involvement" Work Practices

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"There is much useful comparative material here, both for the more advanced student and for the HR specialist."--European Management Journal