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Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel

Works: 39 works in 176 publications in 3 languages and 6,437 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, pub
Classifications: HF5549, 658.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
Pathways to change : case studies of strategic negotiations by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge-driven work : unexpected lessons from Japanese and United States work practices by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for academics and managers, this volume covers the cross-cultural diffusion of Japanese and US work practices
Inside the Ford-UAW transformation : pivotal events in valuing work and delivering results by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2009, the Ford Motor Company was the only one of the Big Three automakers not to take the federal bailout package. How did Ford remain standing when its competitors were brought to their knees? It was a gutsy decision, but it didn't happen in isolation. The United Auto Workers joined with Ford to make this possible--not only in 2009, but in a series of more than fifty pivotal events during three decades that add up to a transformation that simultaneously values work and delivers results. The pivotal events--some planned and some unplanned; some at the facility level and some at the enterprise level -were not all successful. All had the potential, however, to further the transformation, and all provide insight into how large-scale system change really happens. The authors-- each with years of experience with Ford, the UAW, and the industry--provide an unprecedented inside look at how core operating assumptions are shifted and at the emergence of integrated operating systems for quality, safety, and other aspects of the enterprise. It is a transformation built on a foundation of dignity and mutual respect, guided by a vision of combining good jobs with high performance."--Publisher's website
Strategic negotiations : a theory of change in labor-management relations by Richard E Walton( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using detailed case studies of individual firms and entire industries to analyze the tactical advantages and risks of each approach, the authors ultimately recommend a mixed strategy of forcing and fostering. Part I of Strategic Negotiations reviews the contemporary labor-management landscape and presents the authors' theory about how the strategies are being used to reshape relationships between American management and labor. Part II offers case histories of thirteen companies drawn from the pulp and paper, auto supply, and railroad industries to illustrate that theory. Part III examines the case studies in greater depth to assess the influences on the negotiators and their ensuing strategic choices, and Part IV identifies the specific tactics companies use to implement their negotiating strategies
The human side of enterprise by Douglas McGregor( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1960, this text had a major influence on the development of management thinking. In this edition the commentators show how McGregor's main theory - that individuals are self-motivated & self-directed - has become a mainstay of modern management theory
Designing reality : how to survive and thrive in the third digital revolution by Neil A Gershenfeld( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything. Two digital revolutions--computing and communication--have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time."
Valuable disconnects in organizational learning systems : integrating bold visions and harsh realities by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valuable Disconnects in Organizational Learning Systems: Integrating Bold Visions and Harsh Realities offers a comprehensive framework for understanding how knowledge, skills and capabilities are developed in organizations-and how this process offers deep insights into the predictable barriers to success. Written in a clear, accessible style, it highlights the crucial part "disconnects" play in the learning cycle-a role that it is essential to understand in today's increasingly knowledge-driven work systems. The conceptual framework of the text is grounded in scholarly research and detailed case studies that focus on an organization's front-line operating practices, the governance of training and learning activities, and ties to the strategic level. The book highlights six types of organizational learning-including learning that is incremental, experimental, continuous, synergistic, entrenched, and revolutionary-all of which have different implications for theory and practice. The book is organized into three parts. Part I, Bold Visions, introduces the importance and great potential of systems for learning, training, and knowledge
Multinational human resource management and the law : common workplace problems in different legal environments by Matthew W Finkin( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'This volume presents precisely the types of problems facing HR professionals in multinational corporations and reveals the many challenges of bridging across cultures and legal systems.'--Howard Salazar, Manager of HR Operations, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, US. 'In aligning human resource management with the legal requirements in different countries, multinational corporations have to simultaneously stay true to their corporate culture and honor the distinct cultures where they do business. This volume provides deep insights for navigating this terrain in the 21st century.' - Pat Canavan, Senior Vice President for Global Governance, Motorola Corporation (retired), US. 'Leading a global HR function requires a deep appreciation of many cultures and laws, which are at the center of this important new book. Organizing the learning around tangible problems is a great approach - valuable for experienced practitioners and newly appointed HR professionals alike.' - Cheri Alexander, Vice President, HR International Operations, General Motors (retired), US. 'HR professionals at multi-national employers need to understand the legal and employment context of the countries that they do business in - particularly the differences. In this book, key issues are presented via case problems across five of the major global economies, building the comparative and critical thinking skills which are essential to an effective HR leader operating in any country.' - Andrew Bartlow, HR Director, Apollo Group, US. 'The great merit of this book is in my view the problem oriented approach which forces the authors of the different countries to focus on the same factual situation and put it into the legal context of each country. Thereby, it becomes possible to show that the legal instruments may differ very much in each country ... In this respect the book not only fills a gap but provides an important innovation.' - Manfred Weiss, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 'The problem-solving approach adopted in this book makes it an excellent teaching and learning tool for human resource managers and their lawyers in multinational corporations. The notes, questions and comments should stimulate research and wider discussion of key issues in modern employment law and practice.' - Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC, University of Cambridge, UK. Multinational corporations face considerable complexity in setting the terms and conditions of employment. Differing national laws prevent firms from developing consistent sets of employment policies, but, at the same time, employees are often expected to work closely with colleagues located in many different countries and seek comparable treatment. This critical volume offers a comprehensive analysis of how these contradictory issues are dealt with in five countries - Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the United States. The authors identify six key areas that present the most typical challenges: employee voice (unionization and works councils), discrimination, privacy, wrongful dismissal, compensation and benefits administration, and global supply chain and labor standards. Working within these broad categories, legal experts from each country offer a detailed breakdown of twenty commonly confronted human resource problems and the ways in which national laws affect their solutions. Using a unique combination of primary sources, discussion questions and expert analyses, this pioneering volume provides readers with a new and intensive picture of human resource management across the world. Human resources managers and other practitioners will find this book an indispensable resource. The structure and approach make it an ideal classroom text for students of business and management, labor law and other related fields. Instructors from other than the five countries can easily supplement analysis of the problems by reference to their domestic systems, which gives this work added flexibility and relevance"--Back cover
Tracing a transformation in industrial relations : the case of Xerox Corporation and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of crises and innovative attempts to manage them that began in 1980 transformed the relationship between Xerox Corporation and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, which represents most of Xerox's manufacturing employees. Eight pivotal episodes were largely responsible for the transformation. The first was a joint decision to establish a program of employee involvement in corporate decision making. The second event was the hard bargaining and joint decision making that began two years later in response to Xerox's decision to subcontract about 180 jobs. Next came the institutionalization of joint decision making, which was in turn followed by the plateauing of volunteers for the formal employee involvement process. The fifth critical episode was the gradual emergence of pockets of worker autonomy on the shop floor and the consequent accommodation on the part of the formal system of contractual rules and managerial procedures. After this came changing patterns of strategic decision making, resource allocation, and information sharing. A corporate-wide effort to transform the managerial culture was the seventh pivotal event. Finally, there were the 1986 negotiations that continued the corporation's no-layoff policy and the exploration of new forms of rewards and recognition. (Mn)
Labor-management conflict and cooperation : the role of shop floor leaders by Stephen Herzenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutionalizing and diffusing innovations in industrial relations by Thomas A Kochan( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing role of union leaders by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lean enterprise value : insights from MIT's Lean Aerospace Initiative by Earll M Murman( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lean Production transformed the way that companies think about production and manufacturing. This book provides a new challenge. It arises from the work of the Lean Aerospace Initiative at MIT and provides a new agenda and bold vision for the aerospace industry to take it out of crisis. It also redefines and develops the concept of Lean as a framework for enterprise transformation and this will be relevant and critical for all industries and enterprises
Dispute resolution and the transformation of U.S. industrial relations : a negotiations perspective by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promise of Self-Sufficient Production by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( )

2 editions published in 2020 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global supply chains but also drove experiments in local self-sufficiency. Self-sufficient production has proved to be an important source of essential equipment, parts, and supplies, filling the gap between do-it-yourself initiatives and mass manufacturing. As digital fabrication technologies get better, faster, and cheaper, there is the potential for widely distributed access to modern means of production
Trabajo impulsado por el conocimiento resultados de las prácticas de trabajo japonesas y estadounidenses( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathways to Change : Strategic Choices in Labor Negotiations by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating transformation : barganing lessons learned from the transformation of employment relations by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She ji xian shi : Di san ci shu zi ge ming de xia yi ge jing ji yin qing = Designing reality by Neil A Gershenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu da tong bi te yu yuan zi de jie xian,Fa jue di san ci shu zi ge ming de xia yi ge xin shang ye yin qing,Jie shi le ji jiang dao lai de di san ci shu zi ge ming,Yi ji"shu zi hua zhi zao"ji jing ji fa zhan,She hui jin bu,Ren lei jin hua yi ji ren xing de bian ge suo dai lai de meng lie chong ji he shen ke ying xiang
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Strategic negotiations : a theory of change in labor-management relations
Inside the Ford-UAW transformation : pivotal events in valuing work and delivering resultsStrategic negotiations : a theory of change in labor-management relationsThe human side of enterpriseDesigning reality : how to survive and thrive in the third digital revolutionValuable disconnects in organizational learning systems : integrating bold visions and harsh realitiesMultinational human resource management and the law : common workplace problems in different legal environmentsLean enterprise value : insights from MIT's Lean Aerospace Initiative
Alternative Names
Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel 1956-

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel E.

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel E., 1956-

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel E. 1956- Betriebswissenschaftler, Arbeitswissenschaftler

Gershenfeld, Joel Cutcher-.

Gershenfeld Joel Cutcher- 1956-....

Gershenfeld, Joel E. Cutcher-

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English (139)

Spanish (11)

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