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Harrison, Bennett

Overview
Works: 93 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 9,021 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HD5708.55.U6, 338.6042
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Bennett Harrison
 
Most widely held works by Bennett Harrison
The deindustrialization of America : plant closings, community abandonment, and the dismantling of basic industry by Barry Bluestone( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lean and mean : the changing landscape of corporate power in the age of flexibility by Bennett Harrison( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Downsizing" seems to be the (widely applauded) order of the day for giant firms like General Motors, IBM, and General Electric. Is big business on the way out? Are small firms better at generating new jobs and spurring technological innovation?" "In this myth-shattering book, one of our leading political economists argues that, contrary to prevailing wisdom, the big firm not only is alive and well but is becoming more flexible and efficient. Smaller companies have an important role to play - as suppliers, as proving grounds for specialized designers, and as valuable sources of employment in low income communities - but long-term economic growth lies ultimately where it always has: with the country's largest, most resourceful global companies." "This book shows how, in response to international competition, big companies are becoming leaner. Powerful multinational corporations are focusing on their core businesses and contracting out other activities, forming strategic alliances with domestic and foreign partners. Drawing on case studies and empirical research from the United States, Japan, and Europe, Bennett Harrison shows that smaller companies are not responsible for most of the new jobs being created (which may be a good thing, since they pay substantially lower wages and benefits) and are not using, let alone developing, the most up-to-date technologies." "Lean and Mean is the first book to help us understand, and learn to live with, the brave new world of business organization, where economic activities are decentralized but where big firms continue to be in control. How to reconcile the private advantages of networks led by these big firms with the public goals of ensuring high labor standards and a just distribution of income and how to upgrade the capabilities of the small firms are the great business challenges of our day."--Jacket
The great u-turn : corporate restructuring and the polarizing of America by Bennett Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing prosperity : the battle for growth with equity in the twenty-first century by Barry Bluestone( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential for a sustained era of economic expansion more equitably shared is on the horizon, thanks to the revolution in computer and information technology that has now come of age." "But potential, the authors argue, is one thing; realization is another. Though optimistic about the productivity boom, Bluestone and Harrison do not believe that the payoff to the technology revolution can be fully realized without a sea change in economic policy."--Jacket
Urban economic development; suburbanization, minority opportunity, and the condition of the central city by Bennett Harrison( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, training, and the urban ghetto by Bennett Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central purpose of the present study is to examine whether increases in the potential productivity and/or the credential-derived social attractiveness of ghetto workers are translated into higher quality employment. Under the untested assumption that the potential productivity of a worker living in the ghetto is positively correlated with the number of years of school he has completed, and that participation in formal training programs similarly increases potential productivity, this study examines the magnitude of the job-related returns to these investments in human capital and the sensitivity of these returns in intrametropolitan variations in residential location. Ten models are developed in the first chapter. The next two chapters present estimates of models (8) through (10), using exclusively ghetto data. In order to place these findings in context, and to study additional questions associated with the concept of "suburbanization," returns to the human capital of workers living outside the ghetto are estimated in Chapter Four. Chapter Five places these findings within the structure of a new labor market theory. Chapter six summarizes the statistical findings and draws upon these in a critical evaluation of the "current orthodoxy" concerning urban minority manpower policy. Finally, new directions in employment policy are recommended in Chapter Seven. (Author/JM)
Patterns of racial discrimination by George M Von Furstenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic development of Harlem by Thomas Vietorisz( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political economy of public service employment by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor market data needs from the perspective of "dual" or "segmented" labor market research by Bennett Harrison( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American job machine : the proliferation of low wage employment in the U.S. economy : a study prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by Barry Bluestone( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public employment and urban poverty by Bennett Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improvements in the quality of national--and particularly of urban--life will require even greater expenditures than at present on the delivery of crucial services as education, health protection, recreation, waste disposal, and police and fire protection. Simultaneously, the problem of poverty continues to plague millions, even many who are in the labor force. For those who are underemployed, for the 2 million who have given up looking for jobs, and for those unemployed, the rapidly expanding demand for public service workers constitutes an important opportunity for advancement. The expanding need for important public services and the requirements of the disadvantaged for more and better work opportunities may each carry the solution to the other. This is the rationale for a program to stimulate public employment of the disadvantaged. Five reasons why such a program can be expected to improve the economic welfare of the disadvantaged, particularly of the urban residents, are: (1) public service is growing much faster than those private industries that have traditionally absorbed the poor; (2) government jobs pay substantially higher wages than the poor are currently earning; (3) there are important fringe benefits uniquely associated with public service; (4) the location of public work places in the central city means ease of accessibility for the vary large numbers of the disadvantaged residing in the urban core; and, (5) public service has historically served as the entry point into the world of work for many white ethnic groups. (Author/RJ)
Capital and communities : the causes and consequences of private disinvestment by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building bridges : community development corporations and the world of employment training by Bennett Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on interviews with Community Development Corporation (cdc) personnel from many organizations conducted at 10 sites throughout the country, this report presents an overview of CDCs and employment training, supported by detailed case studies. The report is organized in six chapters on the following topics: employment training and the changing labor force, networks and community development, opportunities, frustrations, prospects for employment training, and building bridges between community development and employment training. Nineteen case studies are used to illustrate CDCs in action and to suggest ways that CDCs can best provide employment training within the existing structures in communities. The report includes a glossary of 46 acronyms used in the field of community development and employment training. (Kc)
The great American job machine : the proliferation of low wage employment in the U.S. economy by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade, the United States has produced more new jobs than most other industrialized nations--nearly 20 million new jobs during 1973-1984. However, none of the aggregate numbers reveals anything about the types of jobs created or how much they pay. The following facts are pertinent: (1) compared to the period 1973-1979, the net new employment created between 1979 and 1984 has occurred disproportionately at the low extreme of the wage salary distribution (I.E., below $7,000 in 1984 dollars); (2) between 1979 and 1984, the number of workers earning more than the 1973 median ($14,024 in 1984 dollars) actually declined by 1.8 million, while workers earning less increased by some 9.9 million; (3) white women continued to show small gains in their access to higher wage jobs, but the proportion of women in low-wage employment also increased; (4) employment for minority men and women shows a renewed trend toward low wages; (5) the disproportionate expansion of the low-wage sector is especially prevalent among younger workers; (6) the trend toward low-wage employment is greatest in the Midwest; and (7) the tendency toward low wages holds for year-round full-time workers as well as for those who do not work as often. In sum, the economic restructuring of the 1980s has left in its wake a proliferation of low-wage jobs. If this pattern continues, the standard of living of a growing proportion of the American work force will be significantly jeopardized. (Kc)
Geteilter Wohlstand : wirtschaftliches Wachstum und sozialer Ausgleich im 21. Jahrhundert by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationalization, restructuring, and industrial reorganization in older regions : the economic transformation of New England since World War II by Bennett Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La empresa que viene : la evolución del poder empresarial en la era de la flexibilidad by Bennett Harrison( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial transition in neighborhoods : a simulation model incorporating institutional constraints by Kerry D Vandell( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing structure of jobs in older and younger cities by Bennett Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great u-turn : corporate restructuring and the polarizing of America
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Bennett Harrison American economist

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