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Turbulence [electronic resource] : Boeing and the state of American workers and managers /
Edward S. Greenberg ... [et al.].
imprint
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2010.
description
xv, 238 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0300154615 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780300154610 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2010.
isbn
0300154615 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780300154610 (hbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Studying a company and workforce in transition -- How and why Boeing changed everything about the way it makes airplanes -- Boeing's changing culture -- Living through layoffs -- Working in new ways -- Managing through change -- Changing roles of women -- Well-being consequences of workplace change -- Navigating through turbulence.
catalogue key
11385557
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-232) and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"Turbulenceis not only a masterful, detailed study of ten years of dramatic organizational change at Boeing. It is also a story of how American managers and workers can cope with the fierce pressures of global economic competition, seeking both high productivity and a decent workplace."Benjamin I. Page, Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University
" Turbulence should be required reading for anyone at a major American corporation, especially in top management."-- The New York Times
" Turbulence traces the history of corporate restructuring and its consequences through the experience of an iconic US company. A fascinating read."Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School and Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
"Turbulencetraces the history of corporate restructuring and its consequences through the experience of an iconic US company. A fascinating read."Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School and Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
". . . well-written and show[ing] a firm grasp of both the aviation business and the competitive forces pushing Boeing management to act as they did."-- The Seattle Times
". . . a meticulous and illuminating case study of the nation''s largest manufacturing exporter."-- The New York Times
"Not the usual ''sanitized'' business school case study, Turbulence makes visible the contradictory forces at play as an iconic company lurches through wrenching change. Much of the story is told through the voices of employees and front line managers, giving the reader an insider''s view of what corporate transformation can mean for people. The book is excellent for teachers who want to bring the subject of organizational change vividly and powerfully to life for their students."Linda Smircich, Professor of Organization Studies, Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"The mix of qualitative and quantitative analysis is admirable and well done, a credit to the authors. The power of the work comes from an unusual, perhaps unique, empirical data-base looking at what actually happens to employees living through massive corporate change."-Jim Collins, author of Built to Last , Good to Great , and How the Mighty Fall
"The mix of qualitative and quantitative analysis is admirable and well done, a credit to the authors. The power of the work comes from an unusual, perhaps unique, empirical data-base looking at what actually happens to employees living through massive corporate change."-Jim Collins, author ofBuilt to Last,Good to Great, andHow the Mighty Fall
" Turbulence is not only a masterful, detailed study of ten years of dramatic organizational change at Boeing. It is also a story of how American managers and workers can cope with the fierce pressures of global economic competition, seeking both high productivity and a decent workplace."Benjamin I. Page, Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University
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Summaries
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This timely book investigates the experiences of employees at all levels of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) during a ten-year period of dramatic organizational change. As Boeing transformed itself, workers and managers contended with repeated downsizing, shifting corporate culture, new roles for women, outsourcing, mergers, lean production, and rampant technological change. Drawing on a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative research, the authors consider how management strategies affected the well-being of Boeing employees, as well as their attitudes toward their jobs and their company. Boeing employees' experience holds vital lessons for other employees, the leaders of other firms determined to thrive in today's era of inescapable and growing global competition, as well as public officials concerned about the well-being of American workers and companies.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title investigates the experiences of employees at all levels of Boeing Commercial Airplanes during a ten year period of dramatic organizational change.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Studying a Company and Workforce in Transitionp. 1
How and Why Boeing Changed Everything About the Way It Makes Airplanesp. 18
Boeing's Changing Culturep. 39
Living Through Layoffsp. 61
Working in New Waysp. 81
Managing Through Changep. 107
Changing Roles of Womenp. 127
Well-Being Consequences of Workplace Changep. 151
Navigating Through Turbulencep. 173
Appendix: Details of Research Methodologyp. 195
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 233
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