The Transformation of American Industrial Relations

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Cornell University Press, 1994 - Industrial relations - 287 pages

Originally published in 1986, The Transformation of American Industrial Relations became an immediate classic, creating a new conceptual framework for understanding contemporary insutrial relations in the United States. In their introduction to the new edition, the authors assess the evolution of industrial relations and human resource practives, focusing particularly on the policy impoications of recent changes. They discuss the diverse forms of work restructuring in the American economy, the reasons why the diffusion of participatory work reorganization has been so modest, work practices among sophisticated nonunion employers, union membership declines, and public policy debates.



Historical Evolution of the U
The Emergence of the Nonunion
Industrial Relations Systems at
The Process and Results of Negotiations
Changing Workplace Industrial Relations
Union Engagement of Strategic Business
American Workers and Industrial
Strategic Choices Shaping the Future

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About the author (1994)

Thomas A. Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is coeditor of Negotiations and Change and After Lean Production and coauthor with Saul A. Rubinstein of Learning from Saturn, all from Cornell. Harry C. Katz is Jack Sheinkman Professor and Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at the ILR School, Cornell University. He is coauthor of The Transformation of American Industrial Relations and Converging Divergences and coeditor of Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell, among many other books. Robert McKersie is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the Sloan School. He is coauthor of The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, from Cornell.

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