Human Resources and the Firm in International Perspective (International Library of Critical Writings in Business History No. 15)

Human Resources and the Firm in International Perspective (International Library of Critical Writings in Business History No. 15)

By: Christopher Rowley (author), Robert Fitzgerald (author)Hardback

2 - 4 weeks availability

£253.00 With FREE Saver Delivery


A key element in the development and competitiveness of business rests on the management and enhancement of "human resource". This two-volume work aims to avoid the "one best way" path, offering instead, readings in paternalism and industrial welfare; employee relations and the professionalization of management; Taylorism and flexibility: technological change and the division of labour; industrial training and skills; and labour and politics.

Create a review


Part 1 Paternalism and industrial welfare: the new paternalism, Patrick Joyce; the development of company-based labour policies in the iron and steel industry, Robert Fitzgerald; Taylorism versus welfare work in American industry, Daniel Nelson and Stuart Campbell; social welfare and business - the Krupp Welfare Program 1860-1914, Eugene McCreary. Part 2 Employment relations and the professionalization of management: the management of labour - Great Britain, the US and Japan, Howard F. Gospel; the adaptation of the labour force, S. Pollard; a newly appreciated art - the development of personnel work at Leeds & Northrup 1915-1923, Daniel Nelson; travellers' end? hiring and long-term employment; work rules wages and single status - the shaping of the "Japanese Employment System", Shinji Sugayama. Part 3 From Taylorism to flexibility?: the mass production economy in crisis, Michael J. Piore and Charles F. Sabel; the myth of the line - Ford's production of the Model T Ford at Highland Park 1901-16, Karel Williams et al; diversity in diversity - flexible production and American industrialization 1880-1930, Philip Scranton; management and labour in Britain 1896-1939, Steven Tolliday; from Fordism to? - new technology labour markets and unions, Rianne Mahon. Part 4 Technological change and the division of labour: American shoemakers 1648-1895 - a sketch of industrial evolution, John R. Commons; the origins of job structures in the steel industry, Katherine Stone; technological change and the control of work - the development of capital-labour relations in the US mass production industries, William H. Lazonick; craft control and the division of labour - engineers and compostors in Britain 1890-1930, Jonathan Zeitlin. Part 5 Industrial training and skills: industrial training in Britain and Japan - an overview, Howard F. Gospel and Reiko Okayama; the persistence of apprenticeship in Britain and its decline in the US, Bernard Elbaum; business education training and the emergence of the "Japanese Employment System". Part 6 Labour and politics: American exceptionalism revisited - the importance of management, Sanford M. Jacobi; industry and social reform, Robert Fitzgerald; government employers and shop floor organization in the British motor industry 1939-69; on the expansion of industial relations diversity - labour movements employers and the state in Britain and Sweden, James Fulcher.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/06/1997
  • ISBN13: 9781852788155
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 864
  • ID: 9781852788155
  • weight: 1720
  • ISBN10: 1852788151

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly