Turbulence in the American Workplace

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byPeter B. Doeringer, Kathleen Christensen, Patricia M. Flynn

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Turbulence--rapid and sometimes tumultuous changes--has characterized the labor markets of the 1970's and 1980's. Turbulent competitive conditions have cut sharply into profits and have forced downsizings and radical readjustments in America's workplaces. Workplace turbulence has resulted inlost jobs, declining incomes, and falling productivity for American labor. From the perspectives of business and labor, turbulence and its consequences is the key human resources issue for the last part of the twentieth century. In Turbulence in the American Workplace, a distinguished group ofexperts forcefully and convincingly argue that the human resources capacity of the private sector is the first line of defense against turbulence and is of equal importance to public sector education and training programs. The authors--including Kathleen Christensen, Patricia M. Flynn, Douglas T.Hall, Harry C. Katz, Jeffrey H. Keefe, Christopher J. Ruhm, Andrew M. Sum, and Michael Useem--effectively demonstrate how global competition, deregulation, and technological change are creating hard choices for employers that will alter both the living standards of workers and the performance ofAmerican industry in the coming decades. This illuminating work will be of significant value to business school faculty, corporate strategic planners, and general managers, as well as students and professionals interested in the areas of public policy, industrial relations, education, and laborstudies.

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This book...is a comprehensive and compelling account of how economic turbulence is changing the American labor market and of the responses that are needed to address its effects on workers and workplaces.

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Turbulence--rapid and sometimes tumultuous changes--has characterized the labor markets of the 1970's and 1980's. Turbulent competitive conditions have cut sharply into profits and have forced downsizings and radical readjustments in America's workplaces. Workplace turbulence has resulted inlost jobs, declining incomes, and falling pro...

Peter B. Doeringer is at Boston University. Kathleen Christensen is at City University of New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195064615

ISBN - 13:9780195064612

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This book...is a comprehensive and compelling account of how economic turbulence is changing the American labor market and of the responses that are needed to address its effects on workers and workplaces.

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"By drawing attention to the need to repair, build, and, more broadly, to develop the infrastructure of human resource capabilities in the United States, it makes a most significant contribution."--Industrial And Labor Relations Review