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International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms
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International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms

Richard B. Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw

Abstract

In recent years, globalization and the expansion of information technologies have reshaped managerial practices, forcing multinational firms to adjust business practices to different environments and domestic companies to adjust to their foreign competitors. This book examines the phenomenon of widespread differences in managerial practices across firms, establishments within firms, and countries. This volume brings together eight studies that combine qualitative and quantitative insider analysis of business practices such as the use of teams, incentive pay, lean manufacturing, and quality con ... More

Keywords: globalization, information technologies, managerial practices, domestic companies, teams, incentive pay, lean manufacturing, quality control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226261942
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226261959.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard B. Freeman, editor

Kathryn L. Shaw, editor

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