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Kochan, Thomas A.

Works: 169 works in 548 publications in 2 languages and 19,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Redactor, Speaker
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas A Kochan
Management : inventing and delivering its future by Sloan School of Management( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,207 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
Employment relations in a changing world economy by Richard M Locke( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colección de ensayos sobre las relaciones industriales, las prácticas de empleo y el capital humano en el mundo actual, centrándose principalmente en once países miembros de la OCDE
Restoring the American dream : a working families' agenda for America by Thomas A Kochan( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,715 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
The new relationship : human capital in the American corporation( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,356 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
Transforming organizations by Thomas A Kochan( )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,224 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 transformation of American industrial relations by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it started, how it grew, who made it happen, and the lessons to be learned from its successes and complications. With twenty-seven unions and an organization as complex as 8.6-million-member Kaiser Permanente, establishing the partnership was not a simple task and maintaining it has proven to be extraordinarily challenging. Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, and Paul S. Adler are among a team of researchers who have been tracking the evolution of the partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions ever since 2001. They review the history of health care labor relations and present a profile of Kaiser Permanente as it has developed over the years. They then delve into the partnership, discussing its achievements and struggles, including the negotiation of the most innovative collective bargaining agreements in the history of American labor relations. Healing Together concludes with an assessment of the Kaiser partnership's effect on the larger health care system and its implications for labor-management relations in other industries."--Publisher's website
Challenges and choices facing American labor( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective bargaining and industrial relations : from theory to policy and practice by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 639 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)
Labor relations in a globalizing world by Harry C Katz( )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compelled by the extent to which globalization has changed the nature of labor relations, Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, and Alexander J. S. Colvin give us the first textbook to focus on the workplace outcomes of the production of goods and services in emerging countries. In Labor Relations in a Globalizing World, they draw lessons from the United States and other advanced industrial countries to provide a menu of options for management, labor, and government leaders in emerging countries. They include discussions based in countries such as China, Brazil, India, and South Africa which, given the advanced levels of economic development they have already achieved, are often described as "transitional," because the labor relations practices and procedures used in those countries are still in a state of flux.Katz, Kochan, and Colvin analyze how labor relations functions in emerging countries in a manner that is useful to practitioners, policymakers, and academics. They take account of the fact that labor relations are much more politicized in emerging countries than in advanced industrialized countries. They also address the traditional role played by state-dominated unions in emerging countries and the recent increased importance of independent unions that have emerged as alternatives. These independent unions tend to promote firm- or workplace-level collective bargaining in contrast to the more traditional top-down systems. Katz, Kochan, and Colvin explain how multinational corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and other groups that act across national borders increasingly influence work and employment outcomes
The mutual gains enterprise : forging a winning partnership among labor, management, and government by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 574 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
After lean production : evolving employment practices in the world auto industry( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 547 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
An introduction to collective bargaining and industrial relations by Harry C Katz( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiations and change : from the workplace to society by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 409 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
Public sector labor relations : analysis and readings by David Lewin( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saul A. Rubinstein and Thomas A. Kochan have followed the Saturn story since its beginning in 1983. Through surveys as well as hundreds of interviews with company managers, union representatives, and employees and with leaders of GM and the UAW, they trace the history of, and the lessons to be learned from, this "Different Kind of Company.""
Industrial relations research in the 1970's : review and appraisal by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment relations in the Asian economies by Thomas Kochan( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyzes 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. In recent years, these Asian economies have become increasingly more open and export-driven, and there is strong interest all over the world in the Asian economic "miracle"--Among practitioners and scholars alike.; Although much has been written on this region, few books have concentrated on the human resource aspects of this growth. The authors take the basic premise that the success of these countries has lain in low wages and suppression of workers' rights, but recognize that as employment relations evolve, enterprises either pull out due to rising wages, or adapt and remain - cases are provided to illustrate both these features. Cases also test the hypothesis that unless a synergy is created between firm-level and state-level human resource policies, economic growth is unlikely to be sustainable
Unions in the 21st century : an international perspective by Anil Verma( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 310 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. Unions can build on the foundation by taking advantage of information technology, new national and global networks, and by reaching out to segments of the workforce that have not been targeted adequately by the labour movement in the past."--Jacket
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Management : inventing and delivering its future
Employment relations in a changing world economyRestoring the American dream : a working families' agenda for AmericaThe new relationship : human capital in the American corporationTransforming organizationsThe transformation of American industrial relationsHealing together : the labor-management partnership at Kaiser PermanenteChallenges and choices facing American laborThe mutual gains enterprise : forging a winning partnership among labor, management, and government
Alternative Names
Kochan, Thomas.

Kochan, Thomas 1947-

Kochan, Thomas Anton 1947-

Thomas Anton Kochan American academic

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German (1)