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Changing the Course of AIDS
Peer Education in South Africa and Its Lessons for the Global Crisis
David Dickinson
Changing the Course of AIDS is an in-depth evaluation of a new and exciting way to create the kind of much-needed behavioral change that could affect the course of the global health crisis of HIV/AIDS. This case study from the South African HIV/AIDS...



Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations
International and Domestic Perspectives
The concept of human rights at work has advanced significantly in the last decade. The authors of the essays in Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations focus in various ways on how the promotion and protection of human rights at workplaces here...



China 2020
How Western Business Can—and Should—Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade
Michael A. Santoro
China 2020 describes various tectonic social and political battles going on within China. Michael A. Santoro strongly believes that Western businesses can (and should) influence these developments.



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.



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