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Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Guilford Pubn
Publication date July 1, 1997
Pages 363
Binding Paperback
Edition Subsequent
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781572302525
ISBN-10 1572302526
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $36.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
Is big business on the way out? Are small firms better at generating new jobs and spurring technological innovation? This myth-shattering book contends that long-term economic growth and technological innovation lie ultimately where they always have: with the largest, most resourceful global companies. But while the biggest businesses still create the lion's share of jobs, these jobs are changing. A rise in part-time and temporary jobs is making the "permanent" workforce an endangered species. Instead of romanticizing the small firm, Harrison argues, government, business, and labor policymakers must confront more significant issues, such as encouraging innovative management behavior--without adding to underemployment and working poverty--and regulating businesses whose organizational boundaries are increasingly fuzzy.

This edition features a new foreword by Robert Kuttner and a new chapter that incorporates current research and addresses critical policy questions.

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from Basic Books (April 1, 1994)
9780465069422 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $25.00
About: "Downsizing" seems to the (widely applauded) order of the day for giant firms like General Motors, IBM and General Electric.
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Subsequent edition from Guilford Pubn (July 1, 1997)
9781572302525 | details & prices | 363 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $36.00
About: Is big business on the way out?
Reprint edition from Basic Books (May 1, 1995)
9780465038855 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The author argues that far from being overtaken by nimble and innovative small businesses, the giant corporations are still the engines of the global economy.

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