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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
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weil, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8066
LC item number
.W44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor
  • Industrial relations
  • Manpower planning
  • Quality of work life
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor
  • Manpower planning
  • Quality of work life
  • United States
  • Arbeitswelt
  • Outsourcing
  • Arbeitsbedingungen
  • Arbeitszufriedenheit
  • Arbeitsbeziehungen
Label
The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it, David Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rethinking enforcement
  • Fixing broken windows
  • The fissured economy
  • A path forward
  • The fissured workplace and its consequences
  • Employment in a pre-fissured world
  • Why fissure?
  • Wage determination in a fissued workplace
  • The subcontracted workplace
  • Fissuring and franchising
  • Supply chains and the fissured workplace
  • Rethinking responsibility
Control code
840460703
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780674725447
Lccn
2013017888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460703
Label
The fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it, David Weil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rethinking enforcement
  • Fixing broken windows
  • The fissured economy
  • A path forward
  • The fissured workplace and its consequences
  • Employment in a pre-fissured world
  • Why fissure?
  • Wage determination in a fissued workplace
  • The subcontracted workplace
  • Fissuring and franchising
  • Supply chains and the fissured workplace
  • Rethinking responsibility
Control code
840460703
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780674725447
Lccn
2013017888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460703

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