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Ferman, Louis A.

Works: 59 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 7,887 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Legislative materials  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC110.P6, 331.6396073
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Most widely held works by Louis A Ferman
Poverty in America; a book of readings by Louis A Ferman( Book )

49 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each section of this work contains 7 or more articles on the topic and includes a separate introduction & bibliography. The authors are authorities in their fields, & they address the problems of poverty in the U.S. against the backdrop of the 1960's War on Poverty & President Johnson's Great Society
Negroes and jobs : a book of readings. by Louis A Ferman( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro and equal employment opportunities; a review of management experiences in twenty companies by Louis A Ferman( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To study the application of equal employment practices in company settings and to assess the impact of these practices on minority group employment, 20 companies with varying employment structure, industry, size, number of branch units, geographical spread, and product or service were studied. All were trying to promote equal opportunities in their firms. Data were obtained from union officials, 134 company officials, 205 white workers including supervisors, and 215 negro workers who were interviewed by persons of their own race to facilitate frankness. The findings included -- (1) management reported more equal opportunities achievements in developing new recruitment procedures than in training and promotion practices, (2) management viewed the negro job problem as a community rather than a company responsibility, (3) union unwillingness to modify seniority and apprenticeship structures had been a barrier to equal opportunity, (4) few white workers admitted that negroes had any special job difficulties because of skin color, (5) the major fear of whites was the envisioned threat of preferential hiring practices for negroes, (6) negro workers felt that there was considerable job discrimination against them in hiring, training, and promotions, and they believed that their lack of opportunity was more a matter of their skin color than their lack of training, and (7) the negro promotion rate was in fact lower than the white rate. Recommendations included the necessity for continued monitoring of company equal employment practices by outside agencies with statutory powers to effect change. (Et)
Economic failure, alienation, and extremism by Michael T Aiken( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant closings and economic dislocation by Jeanne P Gordus( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of 27 plant shutdowns during the past two decades are summarized and analyzed. The organization of this research summary follows the plant-closing event in a chronological fashion. In the first section is considered the state of plant-closing research and the concerns and options of the groups involved in a shutdown. A second chapter views the management decision in a series of economic contexts: international, national, and local. Next, the immediate and intermediate responses of management, the union or unions, and the community are considered, together with some related material about recent state and federal legislative initiatives and a brief outline of how European countries respond to economic dislocation. The second half of the volume (chapters 4-6) is concerned with the experiences of the displaced workers, their job search behaviors and subsequent labor market experiences, their participation in programs designed to facilitate reemployment and the outcomes of those programs, and the effects of job loss on mental health. A concluding section reflects upon the aims and objectives set out earlier and proposes concrete research projects as well as a general research agenda. It also summarizes the research findings and outlines the implications for policy and practice. (Ylb)
Joint training programs : a union-management approach to preparing workers for the future by Louis A Ferman( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the range of training programs that are being established by employers and unions; assesses porgram functioning and results; and offers insights for practitioners, scholars, and policy makers. An introduction (Ferman et al.) provides a general framework for thinking about union-management training programs and presents an overview of the volume. "Scope and Extent of Joint Training Programs" (Hoyman, Ferman) offers data based on a 1988 survey of organizations in which there was some degree of labor-management cooperation. The next four chapters describe leading union-management initiatives: "The Alliance for Employee Growth and Development, Inc." (Treinen, Ross); "The United Auto Workers (UAW)-Ford Education, Development, and Training Program" (Tomasko, Dickinson); "Lessons from the uaw-gm [General Motors] Paid Educational Leave Program" (Schurman et al.); And "Union-Management Training Programs in the Public Sector: The New York Experience" (Gray et al.). Chapters 7 and 8 focus on training for dislocated workers, the former from the perspective of labor, the latter from the perspective of state government: "Joint Training of Dislocated Workers: What Does It Take?" (McMillan) and "Joint State-Level Responses to Worker Dislocation" (Baker). "Joint Programs for Lifelong Learning" (Gordus et al.), describes a novel arrangement whereby outside professionals help facilitate lifetime education planning by workers in a union-management program. A highly detailed, quantitative model for assessing the impact of this approach is presented. The concluding three chapters examine broad themes that have emerged from field research on joint initiatives: "Service Delivery in Joint Training Programs" (Ferman, Hoyman); "The Governance of Joint Training Initiatives" (Savoie, Cutcher-Gershenfeld); and "Public Policy and Research Implications of Joint Training Programs" (Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Hoyman). A list of 160 references and an index are provided. (Ylb)
The Future of American unionism by American Academy of Political and Social Science( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Informal economy( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating the war on poverty( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New developments in worker training : a legacy for the 1990s( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job development for the hard-to-employ by Louis A Ferman( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental health and the economy : papers presented at a conference co-sponsored by the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, the University of Michigan-Wayne State University and the Center for Studies of Metropolitan Problems, National Institute of Mental Health by Louis A Ferman( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a collection of papers which explores the relationships between major economic changes and individual and collective mental and physical well-being, including individual distress, deviant behavior, and other symptoms of underlying pathology. The contributors examine the processes leading from macroeconomic change to social and psychological outcomes from a variety of conceptual approaches. The focus is largely on individual stress related to unemployment and to work transitions. The papers are entitled: "Economic Circumstances and the Entangling Web of Pathologies;""Health and the National Economy;""Social Support, Person-Environment Fit;""Role Adaptation and the Appraisal of Work-Related Stress;""Economic Deprivation, Social Mobility, and Mental Health;""Economic Changes and Mental Illness;""Psychophysiology of Stress;""Discussion;""Does Economic Change Provoke or Uncover Behavioral Disorder?""Social Support and Stress: Some General Issues and Their Application to the Problem of Unemployment;""Unemployment and Mental Health;""Federal Legislation in Respect to Employee Ownership of Firms;" and "Strategy and Policy." (Ck)
The impact of technological change, the American experience by William Haber( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of a newspaper: the story of the Detroit times. A study of job dislocation among newspaper workers in a depressed labor market by Louis A Ferman( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agency and company : partners in human resource development by Louis A Ferman( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding jobs for Negroes; a kit of ideas for management by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work beyond employment in advanced capitalist countries : classic and contemporary perspectives on the informal economy( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disadvantaged youth: problems of job placement, job creation, and job development by Louis A Ferman( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of information relevant to manpower agencies; a compilation of practice principles and strategies for manpower operations by John C Erfurt( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of internal agency structure and operations, agency-company relations, and agency-enrollee relations, with recommendations for their implementation, form the three main sections of this handbook developed for manpower agency administrators, supervisory staffs and program planners. It is designed to aid those who organize and develop in-agency training for operational staff and to introduce operational problems and procedures that are basic in operating a manpower agency for the hard-to-employ. Key developmental concepts, based on research findings, are structured with operational objectives, policy guidelines, benefits to the agency, and practice principles (specific prescriptions on what needs to be done and by whom, how it can be accomplished, structures and resources needed to accomplish the activities, and foreseeable difficulties). The handbook contains indexes on subjects, examples of agency experience, and research findings. (Nh)
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Work beyond employment in advanced capitalist countries : classic and contemporary perspectives on the informal economy
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