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Healing Together
The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente
Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, Paul S. Adler
Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it...



Condensed Capitalism
Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century
Daniel Sidorick
The first in-depth history of the Campbell Soup Company and its workers, this book is also a broader exploration of strategies used by companies to keep costs down when they elect not to relocate: lean production, flexible labor sourcing, and untiunionism



Up in the Air
How Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging Their Employees
Greg J. Bamber, Jody Hoffer Gittell, Thomas A. Kochan, Andrew Von Nordenflycht
Using a mix of quantitative evidence and qualitative studies of airlines from North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Up in the Air provides clear and realistic strategies for achieving a better, more equitable balance competing interests.



The Gloves-off Economy
Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market
Across the United States, increasing numbers of employers are breaking, bending, or evading long-established laws and standards designed to protect workers, from the minimum wage to job safety standards to the right to organize. This "gloves-off...



No Small Change
Pension Funds and Corporate Engagement
Tessa Hebb
In No Small Change, Tessa Hebb examines the ability of pension funds, now the largest single driver of financial markets around the world, to use their ownership position to change corporate practices for the sake of the bottom line and, perhaps...



Managing the Human Factor
The Early Years of Human Resource Management in American Industry
Bruce E. Kaufman
Human resource departments are key components in the people management system of nearly every medium-to-large organization in the industrial world. They provide a wide range of essential services relating to employees, including recruitment...



Choose and Focus
Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century
Ulrike Schaede
Examines how "choose and focus" strategies, whereby corporations concentrate on core areas and spin off unrelated businesses, have completely altered the strategic logic of Japan's previous industrial architecture.



The Good Temp
Vicki Smith, Esther B. Neuwirth
Temporary agencies place approximately two and a half million people in jobs each day in the United States. Every year, about twelve million people use these placement agencies to find temporary work. Many Americans, even those who desire permanent...



Safety in Numbers
Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care
Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, Tanya Bretherton
The first book to examine the arguments for and against mandated nurse-to-patient ratios, utilizing survey data, interviews, and other original research to focus on two case studies (California and the Australian state of Victoria).



Firm Interests
How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade
Cornelia Woll
Firms are central to trade policy-making. Some analysts even suggest that they dictate policy on the basis of their material interests. Cornelia Woll counters these assumptions, arguing that firms do not always know what they want. To be sure, firms...



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