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Clark, Kim B.

Works: 142 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 8,535 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other
Classifications: TK7885.A5, 621.39
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Most widely held works about Kim B Clark
Most widely held works by Kim B Clark
Design rules by Carliss Y Baldwin( )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation We live in a dynamic economic and commerical world, surrounded by objects of remarkable complexity and power. In many industries, changes in products and technologies have brought with them new kinds of firms and forms of organization. We are discovering news ways of structuring work, of bringing buyers and sellers together, and of creating and using market information. Although our fast-moving economy often seems to be outside of our influence or control, human beings create the things that create the market forces. Devices, software programs, production processes, contracts, firms, and markets are all the fruit of purposeful action: they are designed.Using the computer industry as an example, Carliss Y. Baldwin and Kim B. Clark develop a powerful theory of design and industrial evolution. They argue that the industry has experienced previously unimaginable levels of innovation and growth because it embraced the concept of modularity, building complex products from smaller subsystems that can be designed independently yet function together as a whole. Modularity freed designers to experiment with different approaches, as long as they obeyed the established design rules. Drawing upon the literatures of industrial organization, real options, and computer architecture, the authors provide insight into the forces of change that drive today's economy
Industrial renaissance : producing a competitive future for America by William J Abernathy( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dynamic manufacturing : creating the learning organization by Robert H Hayes( Book )
12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The product development challenge competing through speed, quality, and creativity by Kim B Clark( )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses new product development, fast cycle capability, technical strategy, research and development, managing innovation, teamwork, and quality, and looks at specific cases
Product development performance : strategy, organization, and management in the world auto industry by Kim B Clark( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionizing product development : quantum leaps in speed, efficiency, and quality by Steven C Wheelwright( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Design rules by Carliss Young Baldwin( )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Uneasy alliance : managing the productivity-technology dilemma by The Uneasy alliance( Book )
12 editions published between 1885 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leading product development : the senior manager's guide to creating and shaping the enterprise by Steven C Wheelwright( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers pre-project planning, choosing projects that match the strategic objectives of the company, and determining project sequence, measurement, and incentives
Managing new product and process development : text and cases by Kim B Clark( Book )
9 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing product life cycles : from start to finish ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Automobilentwicklung mit System : Strategie, Organisation und Management in Europa, Japan und USA by Kim B Clark( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolution der Produktentwicklung : Spitzenleistungen in Schnelligkeit, Effizienz und Qualität durch dynamische Teams by Steven C Wheelwright( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labor force participation timing and persistence by Kim B Clark( )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper examines the relative importance of timing and persistence elements in explaining cyclical fluctuations in labor supply. Data from the natural experiment provided by World War I1 and cross-sectional data on American local labor markets, as well as aggregate time-series data are used in the empirical work. We find little evidence that timing effects play an important role in labor market dynamics. The evidence suggests that views emphasizing persistence are more accurate, and that previous employment tends to raise the probability of subsequent employment"--NBER website
Into the machine age ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights the progress of the industrial revolution in the United States: improvements in iron work and copper mining; invention of the steel skyscraper; development of the railroad; discovery of oil in Pennsylvania; and the flood of immigrants in the U.S. Describes Henry Ford's early factories, showing archival film footage of early assembly lines. Shows the Wright brothers with their early airplane. Tells how the U.S. gradually became a world leader in industry. Kim Clark of Harvard discusses current issues in industry and technology
The dynamics of unemployment by Kim B Clark( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper analyzes the dynamics of youth unemployment. Three broad conclusions emerge. First, the problem of youth joblessness extends beyond the unemployed. We find that over one-half of youth unemployment spells end in labor force withdrawal. Much of youth non-employment is not picked up in the official unemployment statistics, because many young people give up the search for work and leave the labor force. Second, a large part of youth unemployment is accounted for by a relatively small, hard core group of young people who experience long spells of unemployment. While most unemployment spells are short, this is due to the high rates of labor force withdrawal, rather than to job finding. Among male teenagers out of school, for example, we find that over half of unemployment was due to those with more than six months of unemployment in the year. Third, a shortage of attractive jobs is the principle source of long term non-employment. While instability and frequent turnover are major factors in determining the overall pattern of teenage unemployment, we find that the lack of desirable employment opportunities is the crux of the problem for those most seriously affected by youth unemployment"--NBER website
Unionization and Firm Performance the Impact on Profits, Growth and Productivity by Kim B Clark( )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the impact of unionization on profit- ability, growth and productivity using time series data on over 900 product line businesses in the North American manufacturing sector (predominantly U.S.). The first section of the paper develops a simple theoretical framework for studying the effect of the union on firm performance. A key result of this analysis is that information about union wage and productivity effects is not sufficient to permit prediction of the sign (or magnitude) of consequent changes in the rate of return on capital; one must know the parameters of production and demand. Expanding the model to allow for the effects of market structure and alternative bargaining regimes establishes the need to examine several indicators of firm performance in assessing the impact of the union. The empirical analysis reveals sizeable negative union effects on profitability, but growth, productivity and the capital-labor ratio appear to be little affected by unionization in this data. The data are thus consistent with a model of union-firm interaction in which collective bargaining affects the distribution of profits, but leaves real magnitudes unchanged. The evidence suggests, however, that unionization may have longer term implications for efficiency since the impact on profitability appears to fall most heavily on firms with relatively little market power
Productivity growth and R & D at the business level results from the PIMS data base by Kim B Clark( )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper presents the results of a study of productivity growth and R & D in the 1970s using data on narrowly defined 'business units within a firm. Estimates are developed under different assumptions about technology, industry effects, and changes in the return to R & D over time. The R & D data are broken down into process and product expenditures, and some information is available on past success in developing proprietary technology, andontheincidenceofma3or changes in technology in the recent past. The results suggest a significant relationship between R & D and the growth of productivity; in versions using total factor productivity as the dependent variable, the estimated rate of return to R & D investment is about 20 percent. We find some evidence that R & D has its biggest effect on productivity in those markets where major changes in technology have occurred in the recent past. Previous success in developing proprietary process technology affects total factor productivity directly, but appears to have little effect on estimated returns to R & D. The notion that the productivity of R & D declined in the l970sfinds Little support in this data. Irrespective of model specification, trends in the R & D coefficient are substantively arid statistically insignificant. Our calculations suggest that reduced investment in R & D may have accounted for at least 10 percent of the decline in total factor productivity growth in the l970s"--NBER website
Unemployment insurance and labor force transitions by Kim B Clark( )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper reports preliminary estimates of an econometric simulation model capable of a comprehensive evaluation of the effects of unemployment insurance on measured and actual employment, unemployment and non-participation. The data are longitudinal comprising information on 75,000 households sampled in the Current Population Surveys of March and April 1978. The simulation model is constructed from multi- nomial logit equations characterizing individuals' labor force transitions. These equations provide estimates of the effects of UI on job loss, labor force exit, and entry into the labor force, as well as the effect of UI on unemployment duration and temporary layoffs. The results are rather inconclusive, but suggest the importance of further research on I21 and transitions in and out of the labor force"--NBER website
Demographic differences in cyclical employment variation by Kim B Clark( )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Demographic differences in patterns of employment variation over the business cycle are examined in this paper. Three primary conclusions emerge. First, both participation and unemployment must be considered in any analysis of cyclical changes in the labor market. Second, young people bear a disproportionate share of cyclical employment variation. Third, failure to consider participation has led to undue pessimism about the effect of aggregate demand policy on high unemployment groups. If participation did not surge, reduction in overall unemployment to its 1969 level would reduce the unemployment of almost all demographic groups to very low levels"--NBER website
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Clark, Kim B. 1949-
クラーク, キム・B
English (161)
German (6)
Spanish (2)
Japanese (1)