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Modular Production: Improving Performance in the Apparel Industry [Reprint]

Citation

Berg, Peter; Appelbaum, Eileen; Bailey, Thomas; & Kalleberg, Arne L. (2000). Modular Production: Improving Performance in the Apparel Industry [Reprint].. Ichniowski, Casey; Levine, David I.; Olson, Craig; & Strauss, George (Eds.) (pp. 62-80). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract

This volume contributes to a growing consensus about effective workplace practices. The collection combines detailed studies of single industries (automobile assembly, apparel, and machine tools) with cross-industry studies of financial performance. Compared to most past investigations, the research here ha s better measures of both workplace practices and organizational performance. The contributors find that systems of innovative human resource management practices can have large effects on business performance. Success does not come from any single innovation, but from a coherent system encompassing pay, training, and employee involvement.

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2000

Author(s)

Berg, Peter
Appelbaum, Eileen
Bailey, Thomas
Kalleberg, Arne L.