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The Diffusion Of Management Practices In The United States, Fumie Murase Aug 1992

The Diffusion Of Management Practices In The United States, Fumie Murase

Master's Theses

The study of diffusion of Japanese management practices in the United States is required by growing Japanese investment in the United States and the need of United States manufacturing to become more efficient. This thesis is based on a qualitative analysis of five case studies of automobile assembly plants in the United States utilizing cultural diffusion theory.

Most of Japanese production practices and some of their labor management policies were originally transferred to Japan from the United States. After being modified in Japan some of these policies are coming back to the United States with the transplants. Other Japanese management ...


A Comparison Of The Effects Of Two Individual Monetary Incentive Systems On Work Productivity: Piece-Work Pay Versus Base Pay Plus Incentives, Kirk L. Gillette Dec 1991

A Comparison Of The Effects Of Two Individual Monetary Incentive Systems On Work Productivity: Piece-Work Pay Versus Base Pay Plus Incentives, Kirk L. Gillette

Master's Theses

This study compared the effectiveness of a piece-rate pay system in which 100% of the subject's pay was incentive-based with a base pay plus incentive system in which approximately 30% of the subject's pay was incentive-based. Two experiments were conducted. In each experiment, six subjects were exposed to both pay systems using a within-subject reversal design. Subjects participated in 6 to 9 three-hour sessions (Experiment 1) or 9 to 14 four-hour sessions (Experiment 2). Simulated bank checks with differing cash values were presented on a computer screen, and subjects entered the cash values using the computer keyboard. The ...


The Effect Of Organization Type On Job Satisfaction: Private And Public Sector Employees In Saudi Arabia, Saeid Al-Hajri Dec 1990

The Effect Of Organization Type On Job Satisfaction: Private And Public Sector Employees In Saudi Arabia, Saeid Al-Hajri

Master's Theses

This study was designed to explore job satisfaction facets, similarities, differences, and associations among 324 public and private sector employees in Saudi Arabia. Results indicated that subjects from the private sector were satisfied with eight job satisfaction factors (responsibility, recognition and relationship with peers and subordinates, working conditions, opportunity for advancement, personal development and opportunity to make own decision, time demands and requirements of the job, organizational policies and personal recognition, social status, and security and salary) and dissatisfied with one factor (supervisory techniques), while subjects from the public sector were satisfied with four job satisfaction factors (responsibility, recognition and ...


An Exploration Of Worker Participation-Ownership As A Social Process: Toe Impact Of Worker Participation On Occupational Injury Rates, Daryl Kelley Apr 1986

An Exploration Of Worker Participation-Ownership As A Social Process: Toe Impact Of Worker Participation On Occupational Injury Rates, Daryl Kelley

Dissertations

Work is an everyday activity which is a normal part of life. A sociological analysis combined with a historical orientation allows for an examination which goes beyond surface appearances in order to examine the social relationships embedded in the organization of the labor process. An adverse manifestation of the social relationships contained in the labor process is occupational injuries.

The review of historical research explicates the social construction of the labor process which is an outcome of the struggle between capital and labor. Research also documents that the organization of work which emerged has created problems in the workplace. Worker ...


A Descriptive Study Of Organizational Structure And Its Relationship To Employee Utilization In The Electric Utility Industry, Frederick M. Keaton Aug 1983

A Descriptive Study Of Organizational Structure And Its Relationship To Employee Utilization In The Electric Utility Industry, Frederick M. Keaton

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that six structural variables had upon the utilization of employees within an electric utility. Specifically the objectives were: (1) To investigate the relationship between the organizational level within an organization and work force utilization. (2) To determine whether a relationship exists between span of control and work force utilization. (3) To determine whether a relationship exists between line versus staff positions and work force utilization. (4) To investigate the relationship between organizational subunit size and work force utilization. (5) To investigate the relationship between centralized versus decentralized organizations and work ...


Capitalism And Brain-Drain: A Dialectical Analysis Of The Migration Of Highly Qualified Manpower From Less Developed To More Developed Capitalist Countries "Iran And The U.S.", Mohammad Abdollahi Dec 1979

Capitalism And Brain-Drain: A Dialectical Analysis Of The Migration Of Highly Qualified Manpower From Less Developed To More Developed Capitalist Countries "Iran And The U.S.", Mohammad Abdollahi

Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Women's Liberation Ideology And Union Participation Among Michigan Women, Marilyn Boyd Dec 1977

Women's Liberation Ideology And Union Participation Among Michigan Women, Marilyn Boyd

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Afro-Asian States On The International Labor Organization, 1960-1970, Edward F. Kamara Aug 1971

The Impact Of The Afro-Asian States On The International Labor Organization, 1960-1970, Edward F. Kamara

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.