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Cole, Robert E.

Overview
Works: 141 works in 358 publications in 1 language and 8,915 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Robert E Cole
 
Most widely held works by Robert E Cole
Improving theory and research on quality enhancement in organizations : report of a workshop by National Research Council( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing quality fads : how American business learned to play the quality game by Robert E Cole( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A longtime student of the Japanese and American quality movements, Cole focuses on the response of American industry to the challenge posed in the early 1980s by high quality goods from Japan. While most American managers view this challenge as slowly but successfully met, many academics see the quality movement that emerged from it as just another fad. In seeking to reconcile these two views, Cole explores the reasons behind American industry's slow response to Japanese quality, arguing that a variety of institutional factors inhibited management action in the early 1980s. He then describes the reshaping of institutions that allowed American companies to close the quality gap and to achieve sustained quality improvements in the 1990s
Japanese blue collar; the changing tradition by Robert E Cole( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work, mobility, and participation : a comparative study of American and Japanese industry by Robert E Cole( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for learning : small-group activities in American, Japanese, and Swedish industry by Robert E Cole( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do firms become motivated to adopt small-group activities such as quality circles and self-managing teams? How do they acquire expertise in these activities? Noted sociologist and management expert Robert E. Cole addresses these issues through an examination of small-group activities in the United States, Japan and Sweden during the past twenty-five years
The death and life of the American quality movement( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While avoiding simplistic, one-size-fits-all solutions, they analyze the relationships among quality, strategy, downsizing, participation, and marketing. Much of the book examines TQM in action, drawing lessons from companies with exemplary programs. For instance, it explores the role of TQM in small, high-tech companies, countering the common assumption that TQM is a big-company trend, outlining the specific quality adaptations high-tech companies need to make, and allaying fears that TQM stifles creativity. It suggests pragmatic guerilla tactics that mobilize employees who resist supporting quality initiatives because of past unrealistic promises or disappointments, details the remarkable efforts of Southern Pacific Railroad to use quality as its centerpiece in the company's struggle for survival - an effort which runs counter to the belief that quality initiatives yield long-term, not short-term, benefits - and analyzes top management at Alcoa as they sought to launch their quality program, describing the various problems they encountered along the way and how they responded."--Jacket
Parental pathology, family interaction, and the competence of the child in school( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering from success : innovation and technology management in Japan by D. H Whittaker( Book )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Japan fall from challenger to US hegemonic leadership in the high tech industries in the 1980s, to stumbling giant by the turn of the century? This work examines the challenges faced by Japanese companies through emulation by foreign competitors, and the emergence of new competitive models
How do families cope with chronic illness? by Robert E Cole( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because chronic disorder is becoming an ordinary feature of family life and development, understanding its impact has become critical. This volume, and the conference proceedings it reports, represents a major effort to examine the family's response to chronic physical or psychopathological illness in one or more of its members. Recent data are revising our notions of chronic illness. Evidence is mounting that chronic psychiatric disorders reflect, in part, abnormalities of brain structure and function. In this sense, they are, in part, medical disorders. On the other hand, a number of traditi
The quality movement & organization theory by Robert E Cole( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese automotive industry : model and challenge for the future? by Robert E Cole( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automobiles and the future : competition, cooperation, and change( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industry at the crossroads( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American and Japanese auto industries in transition : report of the Joint U.S.-Japan Automotive Study by Joint U.S.-Japan Automotive Study( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American automobile industry : rebirth or requiem?( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landslides along the Illinois river valley south and west of La Salle and Peru, Illinois by Paul B DuMontelle( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firefighter's complete juvenile firesetter handbook by Robert E Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook can help reduce juvenile firesetting in communities. It's ideal for fire educators, mental health professionals, social service agencies, burn units, schools, youth counselors, all firefighters and training divisions
Children and fire : Rochester Fire Related Youth Project : second report by Robert E Cole( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final report of the 1983 Fire Related Youth Program Development Project by Rochester (N.Y.)( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit Area Study, 1970: Careers in Detroit by Robert E Cole( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection provides information on the jobs and career patterns of 638 male workers aged 16 and older who had worked for pay for six months or longer in the Detroit metropolitan area in 1970. In order to determine the occupational mobility of respondents, detailed questions were asked about job histories. Probed were aspects of the respondents' jobs that were most satisfying to them. Other items assessed the job opportunities that were available to respondents then and in the future, and their feelings about their financial situations relative to the past and the future. Additional items queried respondents about their club memberships and voting behavior, and their views of government. Demographic variables specify age, race, marital status, education, occupation, number of children, religion, political party affiliation, social class status, income, home ownership, and length of residence in the Detroit area
 
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Improving theory and research on quality enhancement in organizations : report of a workshop
Alternative Names
Cole, Robert.

Cole, Robert 1937-

Cole, Robert E.

Cole, Robert Evan 1937-

Cole, Robert (Robert E.)

Languages
English (193)

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Managing quality fads : how American business learned to play the quality gameStrategies for learning : small-group activities in American, Japanese, and Swedish industryThe death and life of the American quality movementRecovering from success : innovation and technology management in JapanThe quality movement & organization theoryFirefighter's complete juvenile firesetter handbook