Employment Practices and Business Strategy

Front Cover
Peter Cappelli
Oxford University Press, Sep 2, 1999 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
0 Reviews
This book explores the reasons for persistent differences in work practices both within and between industries. The authors found that the strategy that a firm chooses to follow often determines the kind of work practices it fosters. Therefore a firm may not adopt the approach now advocated by many management thinkers--in which decision-making is pushed down to the lowest level of the firm--because this choice may not be consistent with its competitive strategy. The authors discuss the ways that public policy can aid workers without subverting the strategic choices made by firms.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Characteristics and Determinants of Organizational
43
Organizational and Environmental Factors Influencing
81
Human Resource and Employment Practices
107
Transforming Retail Banking
153
Product Strategies Work Force Skills
193
Index
217
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information