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The Resource The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it, David Weil

The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it, David Weil

Label
The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it
Title
The fissured workplace
Title remainder
why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it
Statement of responsibility
David Weil
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For much of the twentieth century, large companies employing many workers formed the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Today, on the list of big business's priorities, sustaining the employer-worker relationship ranks far below building a devoted customer base and delivering value to investors. As David Weil's groundbreaking analysis shows, large corporations have shed their role as direct employers of the people responsible for their products, in favor of outsourcing work to small companies that compete fiercely with one another. The result has been declining wages, eroding benefits, inadequate health and safety conditions, and ever-widening income inequality. From the perspectives of CEOs and investors, fissuring - splitting off functions that were once managed internally - has been a phenomenally successful business strategy, allowing companies to become more streamlined and drive down costs. Despite giving up direct control to subcontractors, vendors, and franchises, these large companies have figured out how to maintain quality standards and protect the reputation of the brand. They produce brand-name products and services without the cost of maintaining an expensive workforce. But from the perspective of workers, this lucrative strategy has meant stagnation in wages and benefits and a lower standard of living - if they are fortunate enough to have a job at all. Weil proposes ways to modernize regulatory policies and laws so that employers can meet their obligations to workers while allowing companies to keep the beneficial aspects of this innovative business strategy. -- Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weil, David
Dewey number
331.20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HD8066
LC item number
.W44 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor
  • Industrial relations
  • Manpower planning
  • Quality of work life
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor
  • Manpower planning
  • Quality of work life
  • United States
  • Arbeitswelt
  • Outsourcing
  • Arbeitsbedingungen
  • Arbeitszufriedenheit
  • Arbeitsbeziehungen
  • Industrial relations
  • Anställningsvillkor
  • Arbetskraft
  • Arbetsmarknad
  • Arbetsorganisation
  • Arbetstrivsel
  • Livskvalitet
  • Förenta staterna
Label
The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it, David Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Part I. Vignettes from the Modern Workplace
  • Part II. The Forms and Consequences of the Fissured Workplace
  • Part III. Mending the Fissured Workplace
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
Control code
878139333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674726123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674726123
Other physical details
illustrations, tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65v908
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878139333
Label
The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it, David Weil
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Part I. Vignettes from the Modern Workplace
  • Part II. The Forms and Consequences of the Fissured Workplace
  • Part III. Mending the Fissured Workplace
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
Control code
878139333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674726123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674726123
Other physical details
illustrations, tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65v908
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878139333

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