NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms

Richard B. Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors

Conference held January 2006
Published in September 2009 by University of Chicago Press
© 2009 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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ISBN: 0-226-26194-8

Table of Contents

Frontmatter, table of contents, acknowledgments: Richard B. Freeman, Kathryn L. Shaw (p. -9 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction to "International Differences in the Business Practice and Productivity of Firms": Richard B. Freeman, Kathryn L. Shaw (p. 1 - 11) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity: Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer, John Van Reenan (p. 15 - 54) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. International Differences in the Adoption and Impact of New Information Technologies and New HR Practices: The Valve-Making Industry in the United States and United Kingdom: Ann Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, Kathryn L. Shaw, Ricardo Correa (p. 55 - 78) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. The Guy at the Controls: Labor Quality and Power Plant Efficiency: James B. Bushnell, Catherine Wolfram (p. 79 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Labor Practices and Outcomes across Countries: Analysis of a Single Multinational Firm: Richard B. Freeman, Douglas Kruse, Joseph Blasi (p. 105 - 135) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Within-firm Labor Productivity across Countries: A Case Study: Francine Lafontaine, Jagadeesh Sivadasan (p. 137 - 172) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Productivity Differences in an International Pharmaceutical Firm: Tor Eriksson, Niels Westergaard-Nielsen (p. 173 - 192) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Measuring the Productivity of Software Development in a Globally Distributed Company: Alec Levenson (p. 193 - 230) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. International Differences in Lean Production, Productivity, and Employee Attitudes: Susan Helper, Morris M. Kleiner (p. 231 - 261) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
List of Contributors, Indexes: Richard B. Freeman, Kathryn L. Shaw (p. 263 - 272) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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