The Fissured Workplace

Weil, David

Published by Harvard University Press, 2014
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2014. Hardcover. Fissuring - splitting off functions that were once managed internally - has been a successful business strategy. Large companies maintain the quality of their brand without the cost of an expensive workforce. But this approach has led to stagnation in wages and benefits and a lower standard of living for workers. The author proposes solutions. Num Pages: 392 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: KCF; KJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 166 x 33. Weight in Grams: 776. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780674725447

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Title: The Fissured Workplace
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 2014
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