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Team Toyota

Team Toyota

Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky

  • Author: Terry L. Besser
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791431450
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 199
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Examines the Toyota team culture as a conceptual framework and uses it to discuss related topics, such as workplace injuries, the implications of alienating assembly workers, and the role of women.

Healthy Work

Healthy Work

An Annotated Bibliography

  • Author: Namir Khan,Nina Nakajima,Willem H. Vanderburg
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810852853
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 359
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This reference provides an overview of relevant literature to engineers, managers, accountants, occupational health and safety specialists, and industrial hygienists, so that they, and other professionals, can understand what has caused our workplaces to become primary sources of physical and mental illness.

When Good Jobs Go Bad

When Good Jobs Go Bad

Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry

  • Author: Jeffrey S. Rothstein
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813576083
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 200
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From Chinese factories making cheap toys for export, to sweatshops in Bangladesh where name-brand garments are sewn—studies on the impact of globalization on workers have tended to focus on the worst jobs and the worst conditions. But in When Good Jobs Go Bad, Jeffrey Rothstein looks at the impact of globalization on a major industry—the North American auto industry—to reveal that globalization has had a deleterious effect on even the most valued of blue-collar jobs. Rothstein argues that the consolidation of the Mexican and U.S.-Canadian auto industries, the expanding number of foreign automakers in North America, and the spread of lean production have all undermined organized labor and harmed workers. Focusing on three General Motors plants assembling SUVs—an older plant in Janesville, Wisconsin; a newer and more viable plant in Arlington, Texas; and a “greenfield site” (a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility) in Silao, Mexico—When Good Jobs Go Bad shows how global competition has made nonstop, monotonous, standardized routines crucial for the survival of a plant, and it explains why workers and their local unions struggle to resist. For instance, in the United States, General Motors forced workers to accept intensified labor by threatening to close plants, which led local unions to adopt “keep the plant open” as their main goal. At its new factory in Silao, GM had hand-picked the union—one opposed to strikes and committed to labor-management cooperation—before it hired the first worker. Rothstein’s engaging comparative analysis, which incorporates the viewpoints of workers, union officials, and management, sheds new light on labor’s loss of bargaining power in recent decades, and highlights the negative impact of globalization on all jobs, both good and bad, from the sweatshop to the assembly line.

International Labour Documentation

International Labour Documentation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Labor
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Books in Print 1996-97

Books in Print 1996-97

  • Author: R R Bowker Publishing,In Print 1996-97 Books
  • Publisher: R. R. Bowker
  • ISBN: 9780835237864
  • Category: Out-of-print books
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Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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The Conscience of Capitalism

The Conscience of Capitalism

Business Social Responsibility to Communities

  • Author: Terry L. Besser
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275975890
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 205
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The common wisdom that business contributions to the common good are counterproductive in the new competitive global marketplace does not hold up to empirical research. In fact, doing good is good for business. In her exhaustive survey of the Iowa business community, Besser discovered that business owners and managers often act out of a sense of community spirit and a certain obligation to better the common good. She demonstrates that, while the increasingly globalized economy has encouraged a number of large corporations to become freewheelers, the vast majority of companies are firmly rooted in place and look at their locales with more than just a utilitarian eye.

Tomorrow's Table

Tomorrow's Table

Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

  • Author: Pamela C. Ronald,R. W. Adamchak
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199756698
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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By the year 2050, Earth's population will double. If we continue with current farming practices, vast amounts of wilderness will be lost, millions of birds and billions of insects will die, and the public will lose billions of dollars as a consequence of environmental degradation. Clearly, there must be a better way to meet the need for increased food production. Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture--genetic engineering and organic farming--is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, take the reader inside their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. The reader sees the problems that farmers face, trying to provide larger yields without resorting to expensive or environmentally hazardous chemicals, a problem that will loom larger and larger as the century progresses. They learn how organic farmers and geneticists address these problems. This book is for consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices and policy that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.

Chemical Management

Chemical Management

Reducing Waste and Cost Through Innovative Supply Strategies

  • Author: Thomas J. Bierma,Francis L. Waterstraat, Jr.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471332848
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 344
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The only step-by-step guide to an exciting new chemical management and waste minimization methodology Over the past decade, a revolutionary new approach to chemical supply has emerged that dramatically reduces chemical waste and chemical costs while improving company performance. Known as Shared Savings Chemical Management, it has already yielded astonishing results for several major North American manufacturing firms and numerous other companies. The first complete guide to this innovative chemical management methodology, Chemical Management acquaints you with Shared Savings principles and shows you how to put them to work in your company. Thomas Bierma and Francis Waterstraat Jr. explore the environmental, health and safety, purchasing, inventory, tracking, waste disposal, and other major problems inherent to traditional chemical supply programs, and clearly explain how and why a Shared Savings Chemical Management program helps minimize or completely eliminate those problems. With the help of fascinating case studies, they demonstrate how Shared Savings techniques are currently being applied in five extremely successful plants belonging to GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Navistar International. What's more, they provide you with a complete, step-by-step blueprint for designing and implementing a Shared Savings program tailored to your company. Chemical Management is an indispensable resource for manufacturing managers, purchasing managers, environmental managers, health and safety managers, and others charged with developing more effective chemical waste minimization strategies for their companies.

International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior

International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior

  • Author: Luthans
  • Publisher: College Ie Overruns
  • ISBN: 9781259921926
  • Category:
  • Page: 634
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Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production

Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production

A Marxian Critique of the "New Economy"

  • Author: Tony Smith
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791446003
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 199
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The first defense of Marxian political economy against the common interest claims of "lean production."

The Second Automobile Revolution

The Second Automobile Revolution

Trajectories of the World Carmakers in the 21st Century

  • Author: M. Freyssenet
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023023691X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 468
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The rapid takeoff of the continent-sized national economies and the increasing expense of extraction have led to strong tensions in petrol prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyses the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties.

High Tech High Touch

High Tech High Touch

Technology and Our Accelerated Search for Meaning

  • Author: John Naisbitt,Nana Naisbitt,Douglas Philips
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781857882605
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
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The one great megatrend of the new millennium. In this important and timely book encompassing the key trends of our time, John Naisbitt, the world's foremost social forecaster and bestselling author, takes us on a compelling and kaleidoscopic tour of our contemporary 'technology immersion' and our accelerated search for meaning. High Tech/High Touch shows how we need to understand technology through a human lens - to comprehend life-science technologies through theology, consumer technology through high-touch time, science of the body through art. Exploring everything from the effect of consumer and genetic technologies (the most influential of all technologies to come) to the problems that parents face contending with violent electronic games, the authors' insights span science, religion, commerce, communications, art, leisure and many other areas of our daily lives.

Introduction to Business Statistics

Introduction to Business Statistics

  • Author: Ronald M. Weiers
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111792372
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 896
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Highly praised for its exceptional clarity, technical accuracy, and useful examples, Weiers' INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STATISTICS, Seventh Edition, introduces fundamental statistical concepts with an engaging, conversational presentation and a strong emphasis on the practical relevance of course material to students' lives and careers. The text's outstanding illustrations, friendly language, non-technical terminology, and current examples involving real-world business and personal settings will capture students' interest and prepare them for success from day one. Continuing cases, contemporary business applications, and more than 300 new or revised exercises and problems reflect important trends and the latest developments in today's dynamic business environment -- all with an accuracy you and your students can trust. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Writing Skills with Readings

College Writing Skills with Readings

Ninth Edition

  • Author: John Langan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • ISBN: 007781908X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Grounded in John LanganËs Four Bases Ë unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support Ë College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to think more deeply about audience and purpose as they write for college and career. This new ninth edition provides a greater balance focus on personal, academic, and workplace writing.

Unions and Workplace Reorganization

Unions and Workplace Reorganization

  • Author: Bruce Nissen
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814327036
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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The very fate of unions in this country may depend on their ability to deal effectively with the challenge of workplace restructuring. UNIONS AND WORKPLACE REORGANIZATION addresses many of the most important issues currently facing the U.S. labor movement.

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders

How Russia and the United States Form Astonishing Mirror Images

  • Author: Russian-American Geography Partnership Staff,Kathleen Braden,Raymond Krishchyunas
  • Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780028613482
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2872
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Did you know that Russia, like the U.S., has a North/South split, an Industrial Heartland, a Breadbasket, and a Tropical Vacationland? In Beyond Borders a group of American and Russian geographers set out to prove how uncannily similar these two great nations really are. 44 maps. 24 photos.

Notes from Indian Country

Notes from Indian Country

  • Author: Tim A. Giago
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 423
  • View: 1693
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Lean Work

Lean Work

Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry

  • Author: Steve Babson
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814325353
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Examines the controversial Japanese model of lean production and its impact on work and workers in the global auto industry.