America at Work: Choices and Challenges

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Edward E. Lawler, James O'Toole
Macmillan, May 13, 2008 - Business & Economics - 355 pages
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This wide-ranging volume brings together the commissioned papers that are the basis of James O'Toole and Edward E. Lawler's The New American Workplace, their follow-up to the groundbreaking 1973 Work in America report. Here leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources offer new research and insightful analyses of existing studies, providing a definitive assessment of the state of the workplace today. Covering wage trends, worker health, education and the workforce, the effects of outsourcing, careers, human resources management, and a variety of other vital issues, this illuminating collection will prove indispensable for scholars, professionals, and policymakers.
 

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Contents

New Health
23
Restoring Voice at Work and in Society
37
Growing Tensions between
53
The Effects of New Work Practices on Workers
73
Trends in Jobs and Wages in the U S Economy
87
Is Education the Answer? Trends in the Supply
111
Bringing Careers Back in The Changing Landscape
131
Contemporary Employment Contract 15 3
153
The Value of Innovative Human Resource Management Practices
227
The Economic Impact of Employee Behaviors
241
Implications for
257
Multinational Companies 19882003
268
Impacts and Policy Options
275
Demographic Characteristics of Shared Capitalism
292
About the Contributors
297
Notes
305

Technical Contractors in
173
The Changing Employment Circumstances of Managers
193
Changing Career Paths and their Implications
211
Combined References
311
Index
349
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JAMES O'TOOLE is a Research Professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California, USA, where he has been Chair of Management, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, and edited the magazine New Management. Formerly Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute, he served as Managing Director of the Booz Allen Hamilton Strategic Leadership Center. He has published thirteen books and over seventy articles and was the Chairman of the task force that created Work in America.

EDWARD E. LAWLER is Founder and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor in Marshall School of Business, both at the University of Southern California, USA. He has taught at Yale and the University of Michigan. Honoured as a major contributor to theory, research and practice in the fields of human resources management, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness, he is author or co-author of over thirty-five books and more than three hundred articles. Business Week proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people.