© 2006

America at Work

Choices and Challenges

  • Editors
  • Edward E. LawlerIII
  • James O’Toole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Quality of Worklife of Americans

  3. Careers in the New American Workplace

  4. Organizational Effectiveness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Fred K. Foulkes, Sushil Vachani, Jennifer Zaslow
      Pages 257-273
    3. Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse, Richard B. Freeman
      Pages 275-295

About this book


A companion to The New American Workplace , which is co-published with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Centre for Effective Organizations, this volume contains original articles and groundbreaking research, on workplace issues in America today from leading scholars in the fields of business, management and human resources.


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About the authors

JAMES O'TOOLE is a Research Professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California, USA, where he has been Chair of Management, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, and edited the magazine New Management. Formerly Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute, he served as Managing Director of the Booz Allen Hamilton Strategic Leadership Center. He has published thirteen books and over seventy articles and was the Chairman of the task force that created Work in America.

EDWARD E. LAWLER is Founder and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor in Marshall School of Business, both at the University of Southern California, USA. He has taught at Yale and the University of Michigan. Honoured as a major contributor to theory, research and practice in the fields of human resources management, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness, he is author or co-author of over thirty-five books and more than three hundred articles. Business Week proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people.

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"This illuminating collection will be an indispensable resource for scholars, working professionals, and policy-makers alike . . . All in all, this is the most readable, interesting, and useful resource on changes and challenges in the US workplace." - CHOICE