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International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms
edited by Richard B. Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw
University of Chicago Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-226-26194-2 | eISBN: 978-0-226-26195-9
Library of Congress Classification HD56.I543 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.06

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In recent years, globalization and the expansion of information technologies have reshaped managerial practices, forcing multinational firms to adjust business practices to different environments and domestic companies to adjust to their foreign competitors. In International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms, a distinguished group of contributors examines the phenomenon of widespread differences in managerial practices across firms, establishments within firms, and countries.


This volume brings together eight studies that combine qualitative and quantitative insider analysis of business practices such as the use of teams, incentive pay, lean manufacturing, and quality control, revealing the elements that determine which practices are adopted and why. International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms offers a much-needed model for measuring the productivity and performance of international firms in a fast-paced global economy.




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