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Organizations in America
Analysing Their Structures and Human Resource Practices

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© 1996 | 398 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Based on the findings of The National Organizations Study, Organizations in America provides a comprehensive review of the first national survey of organizations in the United States. Using a statistically representative sample, this work is the most authoritative database on the workings of organizations available. The principal investigators of the study use this data set to define what we know about the structures and human resource practices in American organizations and describes:
  • The National Organizations Study and its implications
  • Specific employment practices--hiring, training, promotion, performance measurement, benefit packages, contingent work--and how they compare between different businesses and business sectors
  • Differential treatment of employees according to ethnicity and gender This breakthrough publication is an indispensable reference tool for those in the areas of organizational studies, human resources, sociology of work, industrial psychology, social stratification, labor, and labor economics.
 
PART ONE: THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS STUDY
Arne L Kalleberg et al
Organizational Properties and Practices
Joe L Spaeth and Diane P O'Rourke
Design of the National Organizations Study
Peter V Marsden, Cynthia R Cook, and David Knoke
American Organizations and Their Environments
 
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES
Peter V Marsden, Cynthia R Cook, and Arne L Kalleberg
Bureaucratic Structures for Coordination and Control
Arne L Kalleberg et al
Formalizing the Employment Relation
Arne L Kalleberg and James W Moody
Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance
 
PART THREE: ORGANIZATIONS' HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICES
Peter V Marsden
The Staffing Process
Recruitment and Selection Methods  
David Knoke and Arne L Kalleberg
Job Training in US Organizations
David Knoke and Yoshito Ishio
Training, Unions, and Internal Labor Markets
Arne L Kalleberg and Mark E Van Buren
Organizational Differences in Earnings
Arne L Kalleberg and Mark E Van Buren
The Structure of Organizational Earnings Inequality
David Knoke
Cui Bono? Employee Benefit Packages
 
PART FOUR: ORGANIZATIONS AND THE CHANGING WORKFORCE
Arne L Kalleberg and Kathryn Schmidt
Contingent Employment in Organizations
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Arne L Kalleberg, and Peter V Marsden
Organizational Patterns of Gender Segregation
Peter V Marsden, Arne L Kalleberg, and Cynthia R Cook
Gender Differences in Organizational Commitment
Influences of Work Positions and Family Roles  
Arne L Kalleberg et al
Conclusions and Prospects

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