Analysis of Firms and Employees: quantitative and qualitative approaches

June 26, 2009

The long-term impact of globalization, outsourcing, and technological change on workers is increasingly being studied by economists. At the nexus of labor economics, industry studies, and industrial organization,The Analysis of Firms and Employees presents new findings about these impacts by examining the interaction between the internal workings of businesses and outside influences from the market using data from countries around the globe. The result is enhanced insight into the dynamic interrelationship between firms and workers.

A distinguished team of researchers here examines the relationships between human resource practices and productivity, changing ownership and production methods, and expanding trade patterns and firm competitiveness. With analyses of large-scale, nationwide data sets as well as focused, intensive observation of a few firms,The Analysis of Firms and Employees will challenge economists, policymakers, and scholars alike to rethink their assumptions about the workplace.

About the Authors:

Stefan Bender is a senior researcher at the Institute for Employment Research.Julia Lane is senior vice president of Economics, Labor, and Population Studies at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and a senior research fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Kathryn L. Shaw is the Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Fredrik Andersson is a senior research associate of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research and a research fellow with the Longitudinal Employer-Households Dynamics Program (LEHD), U.S. Bureau of the Census. Till von Wachter is assistant professor of economics at Columbia University and a faculty research fellow of the NBER.

Analysis of firms and employees : quantitative and qualitative approaches / edited by Stefan Bender … [et al.].  Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008. 386 p.   ISBN 978-0-226-04287-9

For more information on the availability of this title from the University of Toronto Library catalogue, click here.

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