Journals Higher Education

$55.00

Hardcover

21 November 2002

288 Pages | 2 charts, 2 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195147476


Bookseller Code (04)

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Start-Up Factories

High-Performance Management, Job Quality, and Regional Advantage

Peter B. Doeringer, Christine Evans-Klock, and David G. Terkla

The authors chart the experience of start-up factories in adopting high performance management practices and provide insights into how US manufacturing can improve labor productivity and job quality in the coming years. Based on an extensive study of 48 new branch plants-that began operating between 1978 and 1990, this book explains how best practice manufacturing companies are raising productivity and lowering unit costs by introducing innovative high performance management practices. Start-Up Factories answers six key questions related to high performance management practices in the American workplace and provides criteria for evaluating certain strategies. In doing so, it demonstrates to economists labor management professionals, and policy makers that there is a set of principles about how to rebuild management systems in ways that simultaneously provide higher rates of growth in business productivity and a greater sharing of these productivity gains with workers.

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