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Osterman, Paul

Overview
Works: 77 works in 244 publications in 4 languages and 10,374 library holdings
Genres: History  Job descriptions  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HD5724, 331.120973
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Most widely held works about Paul Osterman
 
Most widely held works by Paul Osterman
Getting started : the youth labor market by Paul Osterman( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Securing prosperity : the American labor market : how it has changed and what to do about it by Paul Osterman( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Securing Prosperity is a penetrating analysis of the problems that underlie America's apparently flourishing economy and a rigorous, constructive blueprint for the future."--Jacket
High school by Ronald Gross( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new professionals by Ronald Gross( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national movement of new professionals is growing in America; major professions such as medicine, law, religion, education, politics, and business are being radically changed. United by a network of publications and new organizations, the movement is devoted to social change, client control, and anticredentialism. It is geared to: professionals serving the people, especially the poor; concern with constructive social change rather than careers and money-making; transforming the shape of the bureaucracies and professions controlling power. Young college gaduates, driven by a new social conscience and by impulses toward more job satisfaction, are not settling easily into established, institutionalized career patterns. The book offers the vicarious experience of reading about people pursuing, in a humane and authentic way, some major professions. Eleven chapters written by active, new professionals relate ideas from the viewpoint of intellectual, professor, scientist, doctor, lawyer, clergyman, political activist, journalist, teacher, businessman, and engineer. One chapter deals with deprofessionalization and the effect of paraprofessionals while another chapter pertains to demasculinization of the professions. It is a book for young people looking ahead to their work lives and for established professionals seeking a new orientation. (Ea)
Working in America : a blueprint for the new labor market by Paul Osterman( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book should launch a national dialogue on how to update our policies and institutions to catch up with the changes in the nature of work, in the work force, and in the economy."--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 602 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
Internal labor markets by Paul Osterman( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment futures : reorganization, dislocation, and public policy by Paul Osterman( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about middle managers : who they are, how they work, why they matter by Paul Osterman( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Middle management remains a term associated with relentless downsizing, corporate drudgery, and career dead ends. Paul Osterman has captured a different picture through in-depth interviews and his analysis of over thirty years of employment data. Middle managers are wealthier, more productive, and more autonomous than expected - and they derive a great deal of pleasure from their day-to-day work." "But there's another side to the story: while middle managers have maintained their commitment to their tasks and to their colleagues, they are increasingly cynical about and distant from their organizations. They are confused about their future and how to manage their careers."--Jacket
Broken ladders : managerial careers in the new economy by Paul Osterman( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken Ladders reports on the employment security, advancement prospects skills, and wages of managers in a wide range of firms and industries. These cases show that one myth - that the number of managers is declining - is wrong. But the job tenure of middle managers is more precarious. They can no longer expect steady promotions up the ladder, nor can they expect life-time employment with the same firm. New organizational designs demand new skills from managers and Broken Ladders describes what these are. On another front, managerial pay has not declined at the same rate as other workers. However, the pay gap between senior and middle managers has widened. Given job insecurity and growing pay inequality firms confront a difficult dilemma: how to maintain the commitment of their managers at the same time that the employers are reducing their commitment to their employees
Good jobs America : making work better for everyone by Paul Osterman( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses issues of underemployment in the United States, focusing on areas where low-paying jobs, with few benefits, or opportunities for advancement have been improved
Gathering power : the future of progressive politics in America by Paul Osterman( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essential reading for anyone concerned about the trajectory of American politics, Gathering Power shows what has gone wrong and how to fix it. Osterman tells stories of campaigns and of the people whose political commitment has been renewed. He shows how to build politics from the ground up and to ultimately give new life to the progressive agenda at the national level. Gathering Power claims an important place for religion in progressive politics and offers a fresh, hopeful vision of how to strengthen our democracy."--Jacket
Economy in society : essays in honor of Michael J. Piore by Michael J Piore( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism; man in modern society by Ronald Gross( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national policy for workplace training : lessons from state and local experiments by Rosemary L Batt( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected state and local experiments in developing/supporting workplace-centered training programs were analyzed to identify issues relevant to developing a national policy for workplace training. Intensive case studies of state economic development/training programs in California and Illinois and the employment and training programs provided by North and South Carolina's community college systems were conducted, and various joint training efforts involving unions, employers, local governments, and community organizations were reviewed. It was concluded that the federal government should fund a national training effort aimed at enhancing the skills of incumbent workers, states should be responsible for choosing the most effective means of administering federal training programs, and national training policy should focus on underserved groups and programs contributing to the establishment of strong employment and training systems. The importance of developing/implementing youth apprenticeship or school-to-work transition programs was emphasized. It was recommended that funding for a national training policy come from either general revenue or a dedicated payroll tax. The start-up funding required for a national training policy was estimated at $375 million, with subsequent funding levels of $2 billion annually thereafter. (Appended is a table summarizing 10 studies of the effects of skills/training on economic performance. Contains 49 references.) (mn)
Workplace training policy : case studies of state and local experiments by Rosemary L Batt( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandos intermedios : mejorando su impacto en la organización : ¿cómo trabajan? : un enfoque de dirección de recursos humanos by Paul Osterman( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting 100 percent results from the eight percent education set-aside under the Job Training Partnership Act : a policy options report by James Darr( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report was designed to help State and local officials carry out their responsibilities under the Job Training Partnership Act (jtpa), Title 1, Section 123 (a) (1), with respect to the eight percent of funds which are set aside to foster cooperation between the jtpa system and educational institutions. The report presents options for States and localities and should be helpful in strategic planning and program design. The paper is divided into three parts. Part I is an introduction to the report and a summary of the context of the eight percent component in jtpa. It describes how recent developments in education are consistent with the eight percent options in jtpa. The special characteristics of the eight percent component of the jtpa statute are presented. There is also a discussion of the first year of eight percent implementation. Part ii covers goals and strategies for the eight percent. The report discusses targeting decisions, initiatives to alter institutional relationships, efforts to expand the involvement of the private sector, and the importance of administrative decisions, such as multi-year strategies and methods of distributing the 80 and 20 percent subparts of the eight percent grant funds. Part iii develops many of the preceding themes by suggesting guidelines and then specific program models. The models are organized around seven hypothetical goals: improving basic skills, improving student retention and completion, educating dropouts, stimulating competency-based instruction and meaningful credentials, linking economic development with education, meeting skill demands in the private sector, and linking services into a coherent sequence. (Kh)
Economy in society : essays in honor of Michael J. Piore by Paul Osterman( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent economists discuss internal labor markets, the dynamics of immigration, labor market regulation, and other key topics in the work of Michael J. Piore
Change at work by Peter Cappelli( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book estimates and analyzes the changes currently under way in the U.S. workplace. The book's seven chapters are: (1) "The Pressures To Restructure Employment" (effects of labor law and public policy, increased competitiveness, new markets, financial restructuring, investor pressures, new management techniques, faces and effects of restructuring); (2) "Downsizing and Employment Insecurity" (nature, scope and effects of downsizing; corporate policies to ease the burdens of downsizing; employer and employee responses to downsizing); (3) "Work Organization" (high-performance work organizations, work organization and performance, prospects for diffusion); (4) "Job Training Programs and Practices" (theories about company training, ways of measuring training, dimensions of company training, movement toward a new national training policy); (5) "Implications of a 'Skills Gap' for Policy" (jobs and skills in the future, employers' needs, the supply of skills, employer choices); (6) "The Effects of Restructuring on Employees" (trends in unemployment, layoffs and job security, job tenure, temporary jobs, wages, hours of work, workloads, stress, morale and attitudes performance, the social contract at work, revision of the psychological contract); and (7) "Conclusion" (implications of the new work system and options for parties in a new psychological contract). Fifty-eight tables/figures are included. Contains 414 references. (Mn)
 
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Securing prosperity : the American labor market : how it has changed and what to do about it
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Working in America : a blueprint for the new labor marketThe mutual gains enterprise : forging a winning partnership among labor, management, and governmentThe truth about middle managers : who they are, how they work, why they matterBroken ladders : managerial careers in the new economyGathering power : the future of progressive politics in America