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Kochan, Thomas A.

Works: 152 works in 467 publications in 2 languages and 16,464 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Speaker
Classifications: HD8072.5, 331.0973
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Most widely held works by Thomas A Kochan
Challenges and choices facing American labor( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management : inventing and delivering its future by Qian Ke( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The MIT Sloan School of Management gathered international leaders in business and management, MIT faculty, students, and alumni to address the basic principles that should guide business and management. This book presents the papers prepared by student-faculty teams, speeches by business and world leaders, and summaries of the discussions from this special convocation, taken together, they offer a guide to the future of management based on the hallmarks of MIT and Sloan - creativity and innovation."--Jacket
Restoring the American dream : a working families' agenda for America by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We cannot make the transition to a knowledge economy, writes Kochan, with a workforce that is stressed, frustrated, and insecure. Businesses need to rebuild relationships with their employees based on trust. And working families need to take control of their own destinies." "Kochan lays out an agenda for working families in the twenty-first century that calls for business, labor, government, and workers to come together to make the changes that will allow us all to benefit from the new economy. The solution to our problems, he points out, is too important to be left to "the market.""--Jacket
Collective bargaining and industrial relations : from theory to policy and practice by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worker participation and American unions : threat or opportunity? by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reports results of a study of the efects of quality of worklife programs and related forms of worker participation on unions and the collective bargaining process. Chapter 1 describes the evolution of worker participation in unionized settings and summarizes basic propositions in models of joint union-management change. In chapter 2 five case studies illustrate the dynamics of worker participation processes. Chapter 3 reviews the experiences of two major national unions and their industries--the United Steel Workers and seven major steel companies and the United Automobile Workers and General Motors and Ford Motor Company--with worker participation processes scattered across multiple plants. Each case illustrates the challenges involved in linking workplace participation programs to the broader, more centralized collective bargaining structure and the broader strategies of the union and employers involved. Chapters 4 and 5 analyze through survey and interview data the views that rank and file members and local labor leaders hold toward worker participation. Chapter 6 draws on data from interviews, speeches, other public documents, and selected internal union documents to present the views of key national labor movement leaders on worker participation. Chapter 7 highlights implications for the labor movement and the U.S. industrial relations system. (Ylb)
Transforming organizations by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some organizations are slow to change, and limited in scope when change does occur. Yet, without continuous and systematic organizational change, the competitiveness--even survival--of many organizations may be at risk." "This book examines how organizations can, and should, transform their structures and practices to compete in a world economy. Research results from a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with the experiences and insights of a select group of industry practitioners, are integrated into a model that stresses the need for systematic and transformative rather than piecemeal or incremental changes in organization practices and policy." "A team of scholars with expertise in the areas of corporate strategy, organizational behavior, human resource management, and the management of technology draw on research data collected from companies in the United States, Asia, and Europe to analyze current practices as well as to propose alternatives. This integration of research and experience results in an argument for a new organizational learning model--one capable of gaining advantage from employee diversity, cooperation across organizational boundaries, strategic restructuring, and advanced technology. The book begins with a foreword by Lester C. Thurow."--Jacket
The new relationship : human capital in the American corporation( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book quantify the degree to which job stability is declining and the costs of job loss to long-term workers; provide historical perspective on today's workplace changes; explore the reasons why work is being reorganized; examine equity-based compensation systems; and assess the "state of the art" of measuring and accounting for investments in human capital."--Jacket
The mutual gains enterprise : forging a winning partnership among labor, management, and government by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kochan and Osterman begin with a review of companies that have heeded the call for workplace reform and successfully implemented new work systems. Case studies of GM's Saturn plant and Motorola, among others, as well as lessons from state, local, and foreign governments confirm the existence of alternative models. In addition, the authors present the best available national data on the diffusion of work practices in America. As Kochan and Osterman reveal, the application of new management ideas has not been widespread, and they explain why: corporate and public policies that diminish the importance of human resource considerations, a governance system that discourages long-term investment in human resources, a decline in the role of unions, and an inadequate employee skill base and training system
Employment relations in a changing world economy by Richard M Locke( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to collective bargaining and industrial relations by Harry C Katz( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After lean production : evolving employment practices in the world auto industry( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to the volume are; Paul Adler; Greg J. Bamber; Goran Grulin; Arnaldo Camuffo; Jose Roberto Ferro; Afonso Correia Fleury; Maria Tereza Fleury; Philip Hirschsohn; John Holmes; Mitsuo Ishida; Ulrich Jurgens; Thomas A. Kochan; Pradeep Kumar; Russell D. Lansbury; John Paul MacDuffie; Stefan Micelli; Tommy Nilsson; Young-Bum Park; Frits Pil; Siegfried Roth; Saul Rubinstein; Harry Scarbrough; Michael Terry; and Guiseppe Volpato
Public sector labor relations : analysis and readings by David Lewin( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from Saturn : possibilities for corporate governance and employee relations by Saul A Rubinstein( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last two decades of the twentieth century were a tumultuous time of innovation for business and labor. Perhaps the boldest and most far-reaching experiment in industry was the creation of the Saturn Corporation. Working together as partners, the UAW and General Motors built a new small car in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with American suppliers and American workers. Saturn's locally designed manufacturing system featured self-directed teams and the integration of union representatives into management's strategic and operational decision-making processes."
Negotiations and change : from the workplace to society( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1965, with A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations, Richard Walton and Robert McKersie laid the analytical foundation for much of the innovation in the practice of negotiation that has occurred over the last thirty-seven years. Since that time, however, the field has undergone significant changes, and Walton and McKersie ideas have been applied to a wide variety of situations beyond labor negotiations." "Negotiations and Change represents the next generation of thinking. Experts on negotiations, management, and organizational behavior take stock of what has been learned since 1965. They extend and apply the concepts of Walton and McKersie and of other leaders in the study of negotiations to a broad range of business, professional, and personal concerns: workplace teams, conflict management systems, corporate governance, and environmental disputes. While building on those foundations, the essays demonstrate the continued robustness and relevance of Walton and McKersie's behavioral theory by suggesting ways it could be used to improve the management of change."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Unions in the 21st century : an international perspective( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unions are in decline or stagnation in most parts of the world. Although they have been synonymous with industrialization for more than a hundred years, some observers feel that unions are outmoded institutions whose role has been pre-empted in the 21st century by labour laws, better human resource management and an increasingly educated and mobile workforce. The essays in this book acknowledge these trends but suggest that it may be premature to conclude that the need for collective voice in the workplace and in society has waned completely. On the contrary, empirical evidence points to a persistent need for fairness and voice in the workplace
The effectiveness of union-management safety and health committees by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment relations in the Asian economies by Anil Verma( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses the role of employment relations in the context of economic development in some of the key Asian economies: China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan
Labor relations in a globalizing world by Harry C Katz( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor management relations research priorities for the 1980's : final report to the Secretary of Labor by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healing together : the labor-management partnership at Kaiser Permanente by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Challenges and choices facing American labor
Alternative Names
Kochan, Thomas.

Kochan, Thomas 1947-

Kochan, Thomas Anton 1947-

Thomas Anton Kochan American academic

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Chinese (3)

Management : inventing and delivering its futureRestoring the American dream : a working families' agenda for AmericaTransforming organizationsThe new relationship : human capital in the American corporationThe mutual gains enterprise : forging a winning partnership among labor, management, and governmentEmployment relations in a changing world economyAn introduction to collective bargaining and industrial relationsAfter lean production : evolving employment practices in the world auto industry