U.S. High-Performance Work Practices at Century's End

32 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2006

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Joseph Blasi

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick

Douglas L. Kruse

Rutgers University

Abstract

This study examines the incidence, industry differences, and economic environment of work practices in the United States in 1994 and 1997 using census data from a nationally representative random sample of establishments. Self-managed work teams were used by a majority of workers in some sites. Work-related meetings had higher incidence. A high-performance work organization is used in about 1 percent of establishments. There were significant industry differences associated with globalization, namely, imports and exports.

Suggested Citation

Blasi, Joseph R. and Kruse, Douglas L., U.S. High-Performance Work Practices at Century's End. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 547-578, October 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930780 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2006.00443.x

Joseph R. Blasi (Contact Author)

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Douglas L. Kruse

Rutgers University ( email )

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