Learning from Saturn by Saul A. Rubinstein
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Learning from Saturn
By Saul A. Rubinstein

Learning from Saturn

Possibilities for Corporate Governance and Employee Relations

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Learning from Saturn by Saul A. Rubinstein

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The last two decades of the twentieth century were a tumultuous time of innovation for business and labor. Perhaps the boldest and most far-reaching experiment in industry was the creation of the Saturn Corporation. Working together as partners, the UAW and General Motors built a new small car in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with American suppliers and American workers. Saturn's locally designed manufacturing system featured self-directed teams and the integration of union representatives into management's strategic and operational decision-making processes. Saul A. Rubinstein and Thomas A. Kochan have followed the Saturn story since its beginning in 1983. Through surveys as well as hundreds of interviews with company managers, union representatives, and employees, and with leaders of GM and the UAW, they trace the history of, and the lessons to be learned from, this "Different Kind of Company." The Saturn experiment embodied a new concept of labor-management relations, management, and organizational governance. Has it been a success or a failure? Is it relevant in the current industrial environment? What effect has it had on GM and the UAW? The authors resist overly simplistic conclusions; Saturn's strengths and limitations must be fairly assessed before the company's experience can provide lessons on the future of unions, labor-management relations, work organization, and corporate governance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801438738
ISBN-10: 080143873X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Saul A. Rubinstein

Thomas A. Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems, and Co-Director of the Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT. He is coauthor of Labor Relations in a Globalizing World, Healing Together, Up in the Air, and The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, Second Edition, all from Cornell, and author or editor of many other books.

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