Working in America by Paul Osterman
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Working in America
By Paul Osterman

Working in America

A Blueprint for the New Labor Market

By (author) See other recent books by Paul Osterman See other recent books by Thomas A. Kochan See other recent books by Richard M. Locke
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $15.95
Your Price: $14.36 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.59! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.72 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Working in America by Paul Osterman

Book Description

The American labor market faces many deep-rooted problems, including persistence of a large low-wage sector, worsening inequality in earnings, employees' lack of voice in the workplace, and the need of employers to maximize flexibility if they are to survive in an increasingly competitive market. The impetus for this book is the absence of a serious national debate about these issues. The book represents nearly three years of deliberation by more than 250 people drawn from business, labor, community groups, academia, and government. It traces today's labor-market policy and laws back to the New Deal and to a second wave of social regulation that began in the 1960s. Underlying the current system are assumptions about who is working, what workers do, and how much job security workers enjoy. Economic and social changes have rendered those assumptions invalid and have resulted in mismatches between labor institutions and efficient and equitable deployment of the workforce, as well as between commitments to the labor market and family responsibilities. This book should launch a national dialogue on how to update our policies and institutions to catch up with the changes in the nature of work, in the workforce, and in the economy.

Buy Working in America book by Paul Osterman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780262650625
ISBN-10: 0262650622
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Paul Osterman

Truth About Middle Managers by Paul Osterman Truth About Middle Managers, Hardback (February 2009)

"The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They are, How They Work, Why They Matter".

Internal Labor Markets by Paul Osterman Internal Labor Markets, Paperback (July 2004)

The original essays in this book discuss the origins and importance of these internal labor markets, providing new insights into their changing power and influence.

Securing Prosperity by Paul Osterman Securing Prosperity, Paperback (November 2000)

We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding - the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace. Yet Americans feel deeply uneasy about their economic future. This work explains why these changes have occurred.

» View all books by Paul Osterman

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Working in America book by Paul Osterman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Paul Osterman

Michael J. Piore is Professor in MIT's Economics and Political Science Departments.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Paul Osterman close
Economy in Society by Paul Osterman
Truth About Middle Managers by Paul Osterman
Internal Labor Markets by Paul Osterman
Securing Prosperity by Paul Osterman
Broken Ladders by Paul Osterman
»
Recent books by Thomas A. Kochan close
Labor Relations in a Globalizing World by Thomas A. Kochan
Healing Together by Thomas A. Kochan
Up in the Air by Thomas A. Kochan
Restoring the American Dream by Thomas A. Kochan
Unions in the 21st Century by Thomas A. Kochan
Management by Thomas A. Kochan
Negotiations and Change by Thomas A. Kochan
Working in America by Thomas A. Kochan
Learning from Saturn by Thomas A. Kochan
New Relationship by Thomas A. Kochan
After Lean Production by Thomas A. Kochan
Transformation of American Industrial Relations by Thomas A. Kochan
Transforming Organizations by Thomas A. Kochan
»
Recent books by Richard M. Locke close
Production in the Innovation Economy by Richard M. Locke
Promise and Limits of Private Power by Richard M. Locke
Working in America by Richard M. Locke
Remaking the Italian Economy by Richard M. Locke
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close