Description - Shopfloor Matters by David A. Fairris
This book analyzes the changing institutional arrangements of shopfloor governance in 20th century American manufacturing and considers the impact of these institutional arrangements on shopfloor outcomes such as labor productivity and workplace health and safety. Building on the work of labor historians, industrial relations scholars, and institutional labor economists, the book offers not only a comprehensive analysis of the changing nature of shopfloor labor-management relations in the large manufacturing firms of this century, it also supplies empirical evidence of the effect of these institutional changes on labor productivity growth and injury rates. No other study has dealt with the broad sweep of shopfloor governance during the 20th century, paid as careful attention to the process by which shopfloor institutional arrangements changed over these years, or offered hard evidence on the relationship between changing shopfloor institutions and changing shopfloor outcomes. David Fairris is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Riverside.
He has published widely in professional journals on the subject of working conditions and shopfloor labor-management relations. This is his first book.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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