Productivity and Quality Through Science and Technology

Usually delivers within 2 weeks.

Description

Major topics addressed include the global competitive challenge, human resource strategies, information systems and automation, productivity, quality, manufacturing technologies, and managerial strategy. Although this collection emphasizes the role of science and technology in enhancing the competitive position, the editors and participants point out that science and technology are not the only requisites to achieving quality increases in productivity; the presentations do not fail to recognize the importance of the interpersonal or humanistic element in the managerial process. Many of the readings present actual case studies from the American corporate experience. Choice

This volume addresses a key question confronting American businesses today: How can we simultaneously achieve gains in productivity and quality? The essays collected here report on individual company experiences and public policy measures for improving U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. The emphasis throughout is on the role of science and technology in enhancing competitiveness. The focus is on practices that have been proven effective in managing people, information, innovation, quality, productivity, and manufacturing strategy. Among the contributors are such distinguished business experts, scholars, and entrepreneurs as Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Kenneth Galbraith, Nucor's Ken Iverson, Intel's Andrew Grove, and T. Boone Pickens.

Product Details

Price
£65.00
Publisher
ABC-CLIO
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780899303444

Earn By Promoting Books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an Affiliate
We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. To learn more about these methods, including how to disable them view our Cookie Policy.