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Fissured Workplace Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It

ISBN-10: 0674725441
ISBN-13: 9780674725447
Edition: 2014
Authors: David Weil
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.50
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

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.

Frederick Abernathy is Gordon McKay Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Abbott and James Lawrence Research Professor of Engineering in Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Kermit Baker is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Kent W. Colton is President of The Colton Housing Group and is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. David Weil is Professor of Economics and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Boston University School of Management.

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