MacDonald, Dennis W. 2011 0-7734-1594-7 216 pages This book makes available a neglected piece of scholarship, which, in retrospect, seems prescient in light of our contemporary problems It integrates economy, sociology, and ecology to demonstrate how ecological change effects world society.
Palmu, Harri 2018 1-4955-0645-2 132 pages The object of this study to is to identify key resources and strengths of church work places. These resources are thought to foster and maintain work engagement, a state of optimal work well-being, so that each and every employee is able and willing to use their full potential to get the most out of their work, and contribute to the renewal and success of their congregations.
Bargains, Elizabeth Ann 2013 0-7734-4338-X 180 pages This book offers a revealing synopsis of the attempts of the SES to diversify its membership at a time when the possibility of historic gains in racial and gender equality are very much possible. It investigates the gender and racial bias and the progress that America is making to eliminate a very sordid history of recruitment practices and the selection of SES members.
This work is a significant contribution that will strengthen the body of knowledge in which recruitment selection, and placement of minorities and women in upper management positions fill a critical void in the 21st Century America at the Federal level, and government and the private sector in general.
Gough, Barry Morton 1992 0-7734-9548-7 148 pages Based on the presupposition that imperial policy reflected the economic structure of the empire, that it existed as an adjunct to the operations of the slave trader, the sugar planter, the fisherman of the ports of western England, the fur merchant, and the trader to India and the Spice Islands. Whereas the commercial community was responsible for the developments of empire, the larger landed interests often possessed the political power to determine the final outcome of these developments. This is demonstrated in the making of the Treaty of Paris, where the landed interests thwarted the full possibilities for extensive growth of the mercantile community by accepting a peace which was inconsistent with the war effort and the great victories of the war. This study examines the mercantile interests of the period, the role they played in both the war and the making of the Treaty of Paris, and the relationship between mercantile interests and the ministry.
Cady, Priscilla Scott 1999 0-7734-7977-5 168 pages This monograph on the Royal Messengers of the Great Chamber in early modern Britain explores the rules and regulations, privileges and duties and, ultimately, the enduring structure of the Messengers' establishment.
Corfield, Justin 2002 0-7734-7212-6 608 pages This is a new edition of one of the most important accounts of the Indian Ocean and Asia during the late 17th century. It is heavily annotated with hundreds of footnotes, and completely indexed. Since its first publication in Scotland and England ( in 1727 and 1744, respectively), it has only been republished once, in a limited edition in 1930. It is a fascinating insight into the life of a Scottish seafarer, and an extraordinary history of southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, and other areas. Hamilton was an eye-witness to wars, pirate attacks, scheming English and Asian profiteers, and imprisonment. This edition is taken from the original text of the 1727 edition. Footnotes assist clarification of minor points of history and obsolete terms or names. A Glossary of place names updating Hamilton’s phonetic version to a current nomenclature is given at the end of the text.
Irwin, Darrell D. 1991 0-7734-9844-3 122 pages In exploring the subject of drug testing in the workplace, the author finds two separate classifications of corporate Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) -- the "controller" and "helper" models. The "controller" EAP subjects employees to drug tests in order to provide a missing internal structure -- yet the structure of the corporation is where this study finds the problem to be. Yet, employees continue to have no reasonable standards of privacy or civil rights when faced with drug testing. Despite expectations to the contrary, unions often support the drug testing. This research proposes corporations initiate "helper" EAPs which maintain a program of referral services, confidential counseling and the opportunity to return to work.
Li, Yi 2002 0-7734-7321-1 348 pages Built on a case study of the experience of the Chinese Steamship Bureau, this work questions the current paradigms in approaching the role of the Chinese state in the late imperial period. Furthermore, it provides a reassessment of the nature and spectrum of state power and its resilience in adapting to the new social environment in the crisis-ridden 19th century.
Meissner, Daniel J. 2005 0-7734-6040-3 296 pages At the turn of the twentieth century, American and Chinese millers were locked in a fiercely contested battle for control of China’s urban flour market that both sides considered crucial to their nation’s future. For Americans, Chinese markets were vital to continued commercial expansion and ultimately, the power, prestige and security of the United States. For Chinese, defending their markets against foreign imports, influence and intervention was essential to preserving their commercial integrity and China’s national sovereignty. This study analyzes the dynamics of this commercial conflict from a perspective essential to the advancement of Chinese business studies, redirecting research in the field from the current China-centered approach to a China-global context. It contextualizes the flour trade through analysis of global factors—political as well as economic—influencing the competitive marketing of domestic and imported commodities. This broader view provides a more balanced, comprehensive examination of late Qing business history and the role played by international trade in the development of import-substitution industrialization. Countering previous failure-based studies of Chinese industrialization, this study highlights the complex relationship between Chinese capitalists and the government, which stimulated successful private industrial development in late imperial China. Analysis of China’s flour milling industry also provides insight into the contemporary capitalist-state alliance that has spurred the nation’s dynamic commercial growth since the 1980s.
Helgert, Joseph P. 2006 0-7734-5904-9 164 pages This study explores the practice and dynamics of advertising in the second largest democratic economy in the world – Japan. The work examines advertising practices through seven case studies, dramatically framed by individual vignettes written in the style of the Japanese business novel. The case problems and chosen solutions illustrate successful Japanese adaptations of advertising from around the world, in addition to advertising practices that are culturally unique to Japan. The analysis highlights similarities and differences in Japanese and American advertising practice. The study concludes that an understanding of the external and internal influences in developing creative objectives and strategies, combined with an identification of the structural components in advertising, is key to a greater understanding of how social, political and other cultural trends affected the evolution of advertising in modern Japan. In a conclusion, the author recommends new advertising strategies that are in response to changing national and international trends since the collapse of the bubble economy.
Pedroza, Manoela 2015 1-4955-0416-6 156 pages This research examines the major process of expropriation underlying the creation of private property. It reveals that the wave of expropriation was not entirely an external force affecting defenseless individuals but rather there was willing participation and action by members of the affected community to initiate change in property rights and ownership.
Paul, Karen 1991 0-7734-9733-1 324 pages A comprehensive overview of current issues in business and society. The selections include essays on international business and society as well as studies focusing on the U.S.
Gomez Dierks, Rosa 2003 0-7734-6939-7 276 pages This study presents a fresh look at a vexing question confronting policy makers in emerging democracies – how to finance growth. It captures the institutional and policy choices governments make to access private market financing, closing a gap in understanding the relationship between credible fiscal policy commitments and public finance capacity. It analyzes data in three cases: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. It will be of interest to scholars in the fields of international political economy, comparative public policy, international finance, and Latin American studies.
Hallett, Brien 2012 0-7734-3055-5 96 pages The book describes the severe consequences of going after an ‘unconditional surrender’ during WWII. Instead of intimidating the enemies, it infuriated them, and created an insurgent effect and ill-will that made picking up the pieces after the war all the more difficult. Whether or not Japan actually agreed to an unconditional surrender is contested in this book, precisely because Japanese leaders did not want to completely submit to outside influence after the war in a “Super Versailles” like scenario that would hold back progress indefinitely.
Putcha, Chandrasekhar 2013 0-7734-4496-3 268 pages This book is an interdisciplinary compilation of articles written by various professors and practitioners working in the general area of economics, forecasting and allied fields. A diverse range of interesting articles, such as, tourism, outsourcing, unemployment, inflation, housing prices, infectious disease control, provide the reader a unique perspective about the existing research on that topic, using quantitative methods.
Veal, Don-Terry 2008 0-7734-5069-6 384 pages This work provides a comprehensive examination of the realities, changes, and public policy outcomes that are influenced by the African-American entrepreneurship experience. An excellent resource, it examines perspectives from which all businesses, ranging from small to large national and international, can benefit.
Merem, Edmund C. 2010 0-7734-1379-0 380 pages This book uses national accounting approach anchored in multivariate analysis and descriptive statistics connected to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to analyse oil and gas depletion and environmental damage costs and the factors responsible for the change from 1961 to 2000. This book contains two color photographs.
Spencer, Roger W. 2006 0-7734-5784-4 268 pages Description:
This book presents discussion and analysis of the Federal Reserve’s involvement with the equity markets, with emphasis on the three major bull markets of the past century. Three chapters link equity market activity during the 1920s, 1960s and 1990s with the monetary policies of Benjamin Strong, William McChesney Martin Jr., and Alan Greenspan, respectively. The extensive use of original sources provides a description of policy dilemmas in the words of the Fed leaders themselves. A fourth chapter provides an empirical assessment of the Fed’s response to equity market developments over the three periods. In composite, the work, employing qualitative and quantitative methodology, delivers description and assessment of one of the most intriguing issues of contemporary monetary policy: the linkages that tie Federal Reserve actions to stock market activity.
Melendy, H. Brett 1999 0-7734-7998-8 360 pages This study is a definitive text on Hawaii's territorial period, relying primarily on archival materials. It stresses the Territory's importance to West Coast defense and the islands' unique sugar and pineapple economy dependence upon support by the federal government. It also examines how local problems such as land ownership and racial diversity, often created bitter dissension.
Loizides, Georgios P. 2015 0-7734-0911-4 264 pages A clear and well documented work that studies the influence of a corporation’s attempt to transform the social and cultural identities of its newly arriving immigrant workforce in order to create an homogenized American working-class through the practice of ‘social / human engineering’. These corporate policies had far reaching implications in the development of class, race, ethnic and gender relations in America.
Wagner-Wright, Sandra 1995 0-7734-9097-3 266 pages This study utilizes source materials in an unusual way. Traditional archival materials (documents, letters, journals and business records) do not reveal the entire story concerning the macadamia nut industry. Although these and publications by the Hawai'i Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources at the University of Hawai'i are used extensively, this study also relies on newspaper reports and oral interviews to bring all the dimensions regarding the commercial development of the industry to the reader's attention.
Borruso, Silvano 2014 0-7734-4493-5 184 pages Readers who have appreciated Gesell's Natural Economic Order will find in this study further reasons for continued intellectual enjoyment. Usury is the most effective form of global power in that it controls the money of a country.
Linn, Mott R. 2016 1-4955-0412-3 328 pages Demonstrates that there has developed in America a number of systems that make it difficult for people from middle and low-income families to move ahead socioeconomically. It recommends that when considering students for admission, colleges that are selective should use the likelihood of graduation as their standard for admission.
Sahoo, Kshiroda Kumar 2023 1-4955-1065-4 244 pages This study focuses on the impact of human resource development (HRD) interventions on organizational effectiveness in banks. The discussion includes insight into existing HRD Interventions in different banking and finance organizations across the globe with a research focus on Interventions of different public and private sector banks in India.
Ihonvbere, Julius O. 1998 0-7734-9842-7 220 pages This study brings us into the distinctive world of Nigerian oil workers in their daily confrontations with the neo-Colonial state and foreign capital. It reveals how oil workers devise and execute survival strategies against a very formidable alliance of a state which is almost totally dependent on oil rents, and oil corporations whose main operational motivation is the maximization of profits and control of the market.
Saucier, Rick D. 2008 0-7734-5116-1 184 pages While researchers and writers in the marketing profession tend to discuss ethics using a broad-based approach or through case studies, this work provides an in-depth examination of particular issues facing the marketing professional such as fear appeals, intrusiveness, and the marketer’s contribution to America‘s materialistic culture. Addressing these ethical challenges, the author explains how and why the profession needs to change its practices.
Machan, Tibor R. 1989 0-88946-343-3 140 pages Places on record a brief, accessible statement for the case for the free market system of economics, based on a view of human beings as moral agents and the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.
Wolf, Brian 2009 0-7734-4824-1 168 pages Crimes that harm the environment are frequently presented as random or accidental behaviors. This study, however, examines the cultural and organizational factors that make the routine operations of business susceptible to environmental law-breaking.
Hodder, Rupert 2006 0-7734-5793-3 328 pages Although it may occasionally generate useful empirical material with which to illustrate generic theoretical developments, the Philippines is rarely viewed as being anything more than a minor branch of area studies. Even the question of trade between this small and weak member of Southeast Asia, and China (a true economic giant), has attracted comparatively little attention in the academic literature.
Yet the Philippines is of great importance to the wider Pacific region. It occupies a unique strategic position; it is predominantly catholic; it is strongly influenced by, and oriented towards, the Americas; and the Filipinos have formed communities in many countries throughout the world from Australia to Japan, from West Africa to Italy. Overseas Chinese, it is said, command the domestic economy. These are matters which, as China’s economic, political and military strength grows, will require academics to take a broader and deeper interest in the Philippines and its people.
This book contributes to the development of this interest in the archipelago. Its immediate purpose is to examine business organization, the practice of trade, and the political support of these activities, within and between the Philippines and China. As noted in the preface, this is a book with many aspects. It suggests that the heavy concentration on social relationships in everyday life in the Philippines compels social science to focus on the nature of social relationships and their instrumental and affective qualities. The experience of everyday life in the Philippines, and the emphasis on social relationships, also suggest that our instrumental and affective attitudes toward relationships cannot be cleanly separated from each other; our relationships are the substance of the social world; and without the choice to eschew instrumentalism, the affective comes to mean very little.
In setting out the play of relationships, representations, and attitudes, this book begins to detail the nature of complexity and uncertainly in the social world, and the reasons why events on the ground differ so far, and so often, from our expectations. It also begins to uncover what the meaning of those deviations might be. Thus, Chinese dominance of economic activities, and the essentially corrupt, patrimonial, and factionalized nature of the Philippine economy, when viewed as representations which inform the detail of practice, takes on significance. What are taken to be the commonalities underlying this complexity, uncertainty and apparent differences are also revealed. Thus, in both the Philippines and China, we begin to see striking similarities in economic and social practice irrespective of ethnicity, international borders and time, and while in the authoritarianism of economic and political institutions and practice in both the Philippines and China, we find the seeds of liberalism.
Crockett, Alasdair 2004 0-7734-6431-X 307 pages This book addresses the central debates about religious change in advanced industrial societies. The contributors, among them some of the best known sociologists of religion in Britain, the United States and continental Europe, present a wide range of opinions on the central question of whether the overriding characteristic of religious change in modern industrial societies is decline, persistence or transformation. It includes proponents of the two main paradigms in the sociology of religion: the traditional paradigm of secularization theory, and the ‘new’ paradigm of ‘rational choice’ and ‘supply-side’ theory. Many of the chapters contain highly sophisticated, yet simply presented, analyses of the best available empirical data from current and historical social surveys in western and eastern Europe (including Russia) and the United States.
Jones, Barbara G. Haney 2009 0-7734-4727-X 452 pages This book explores the ways in which university presses were adjusting in the 1990s to such changes as reduced funding, falling monograph sales, the opening of the midlist niches in trade publishing, and changing computer and telecommunications technology.
Gordon, Dane 1982 0-88946-150-3 444 pages The story of the Rochester Institute of Technology, whose history goes back to 1829. The study is set in the context of the development of technological education in the USA.
Warsame, Mohammed Hersi 2016 1-4955-0455-7 512 pages This research involves an empirical study looking at the financial exclusion of less affluent UK Muslims before and since Shari’a- compliant finance was introduced. The impact of the introduction of Islamic banking in enhancing the financial inclusion level of low income Muslims is assessed.
Rowlinson, Mervyn 2010 0-7734-4850-0 604 pages Examines the prospects of increased participation of Britain and Ireland in freight trade shipping. The dependence of both island nations on road haulage has led to environmental concerns over congestion, pollution, road damage and heavy fuel consumption. This book contains twelve color photographs.
Endeley, Joyce B. 2007 0-7734-5485-3 292 pages Explores the concepts of globalization, gender relations, and land tenure, and the intersection of these concepts in a globalizing project, hereby represented by the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline project in selected communities in Cameroon. It questions the theories of globalization, the construction of women and men in the project, particularly as concern land resources. This work will appeal to scholars in social and management sciences, gender studies and environmental sciences in Africa, development agencies and multinational companies like the World Bank and petroleum consortiums, and policy makers.
Jansen, Clifford J. 1992 0-7734-9469-3 200 pages A study conducted in 1963-64 in a small village in the Sicilian interior focused on how people could improve their living standard through cooperation. In 1988-89, two persons who worked on the original study returned to the same village. Troina has 2,000 fewer inhabitants, no factory exists, and unemployment is still high. However, new houses have been built, cars are to be seen everywhere. Miseria (extreme poverty) is a thing of the past. Despite this, locals still consider the future with insecurity, and the younger generations see no alternative to emigration. The present study explores this contradiction.
Yu, Fu-Lai Tony 2006 0-7734-5606-6 288 pages This book uses new institutional and Austrian theories advanced in recent decades to analyze Hong Kong’s economic transformation. It focuses on knowledge and coordination problems, and examines the role of entrepreneurship, small Chinese family enterprises and government policies in the economic development of Hong Kong. So far, no similar work has been published. Part I is the theoretical framework which explores the role of entrepreneurship, small business and government in the economic development of a small open economy. Part II and III explain how entrepreneurship and Chinese family businesses transform the economy of Hong Kong. Part IV focuses on the coordinating function of the Hong Kong government. This book will be of special interest to scholars of entrepreneurship, Asian business systems and economic development. It will also be of use to policy makers in latecomer economies.
Doherty, Francis 1992 0-7734-9177-5 476 pages By tracking the rise of the Anodyne Necklace with all its associated nostrums through the various forms of print by which a gullible public was to be manipulated (from the handout in the street to the constant and systematic exploitation of newspaper columns) we have a microtome slice through the century's uses of text in promotion and advertising. The size and scale of the activities involved, the amount of print generated, the interrelationships between such activities as almanac-making and the invention and promotion of nostrums, the plagiarizing of other people's texts and the playing on the public's fears are all part of the story of this time of vicious fighting for the public's attention and purse. Of great interest to the student of eighteenth-century life and letters, as well as to those interested in the development of advertising.
Salleh, Mohammed 2001 0-7734-7484-6 144 pages This study demonstrates that over and above the increasingly complex and difficult tasks that supervisory management staff have to deal with, they also have to act as ‘mini personnel managers’ in their own right. The study focuses on the basic functions and related techniques as well as human relations for effective supervision. It also discusses the supervisor’s role as leader, communicator, motivator, trainer, and administrator. It delineates future perspectives of the changing environment facing supervisors, and strategies for supervisory success. The study includes practical examples, blending conceptual, functional, and human relations insights and skills.
Didia, Dal O. 2015 1-4955-0362-3 576 pages This book focuses on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the factors that have been neglected in past studies but those which have an important impact on the variables of economic development, among them being culture, political instability, corruption, foreign aid, and brain drain.
Isser, Steve 2001 0-7734-7412-9 288 pages While ostensibly a study of the development of the prorationing system in Texas in the 1930s, this book develops the concept of “Populist Corruption” to describe the utilization of populist symbols and ideology to support the pursuit of private self-interest, especially in the development of American economic policy. It examines the conflict between the greatest industry of 20th-century American capitalism and how populist symbolism was used to subvert populist goals.
Hettrick, William E. 2023 1-4955-1171-5 439 pages "...I came upon the rich holdings of the New York Public Library in print copies of historical music-trade journals, which, I discovered, focused almost entirely on the American piano industry. ...My first significant use of this large body of literary material was my Newsletter reprinting of a selection of editor Harry Edward Freund's articles propounding his plan for a ritual bonfire of square pianos at Atlantic City. This event became a legend in the history of the American piano, and my fascination with the story led to my full study of the subject, which now serves as the basis of one of the chapters in this book." -William E. Hettrick (Preface)
This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2020.
DeSilva, Nalani L. 2016 1-4955-0464-6 164 pages Behavioral economy is an emerging field. This book gives a psychological insight into several areas in the field of economy, management and business administration by entwining it with the field of brain science. This approach will help the reader to look at brand new ways of doing business and managing companies, preparing a production team, organizing projects and implementing business ventures in the competitive economic and financial business landscapes of today.
Boone, Tommy 2012 0-7734-1575-0 220 pages This book contains the information that Board Certified Exercise Physiologists need to start and manage a profitable healthcare business. In addition to helping physiologists understand what it takes to start a business, the book also addresses the importance of a business plan. The more information that exercise physiologists have at the beginning, the more likely they are going to be successful. The idea is to identify what is needed as an entrepreneur to get started and how to be successful at growing your own business. This book is a declaration of intent and permission to “just do it.”
Thomas, James H. 1999 0-7734-8201-6 532 pages The volumes draw on exhaustive study of the Company’s voluminous archive and upon the holdings of two dozen other repositories. Archives throughout England, the Orkney Islands, the Channel Islands, the Netherlands, the Isle of Man, Denmark, Sweden and the USA were consulted. For the first time, the provincial impact of England’s largest, most powerful, caring and successful of commercial undertakings will be assessed in full context. This volume, the first in a trilogy, fills a gap of information by examining the East India Company’s relationship with, and impact upon the mighty military and naval town of Portsmouth, considering local, regional, national and international developments during the crucial period 1700-1815.
Itzkoff, Seymour 2009 0-7734-4668-0 268 pages This work examines the intersection between economics and social philosophy. It takes its impetus from the economic events of 2008-2009 which deeply affected the destiny of both the United States and the rest of the world. While the political establishment of most of the major powers see the ensuing economic recession as a particulate event soon to be overcome, many thinkers view what has transpired both economically and socially as a major break in the optimistic growth vision of a world civilization, given the regnant political, social, and, most important, ideological perspectives for the future of humankind.
Good, Todd Alan 2003 0-7734-6875-7 328 pages Great Britain’s European policy during the 1950s was not the abject failure as other scholars have portrayed it. Britain needed to re-evaluate its relationship with the Commonwealth, Europe, and Atlantic circles in the 1950s to reach the point where it could apply for EEC membership in the following decade. The 1950s were important in providing the impetus to revise Britain’s external priorities. In sum, beginning with the WEU plan and concluding with the FTA proposal, this period signaled a ‘historical departure’ for Britain and for Europe and was not a reaffirmation of the status quo.
Liping, Du 2005 0-7734-6046-2 296 pages This book presents, for the first time, an account of the marketing system for traditional medicines in China. It is based on a case study centered on Guangxi, one of China’s major producers of traditional medicines. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, medicines produced in Guangxi were transported directly to external markets by packhorses and then boats through the West River System. In the centrally planned economy after 1949, a diversified marketing system containing vertical task allocation connections, horizontally operated regional distribution routes and a dendritically structured local net work was formed in order to fulfill the government’s purchasing tasks. During the reform era of the 1980s, new market mechanisms emerged as a result of merchants’ pursuit of a trading culture based on an "ethic of honour" and the need to protect sources of supply. The net result is a marketing system that is quite distinct from the well-known rural marketing system for trade in non-specialised goods explored by other scholars.
Dignard, Louise 2011 0-7734-1585-8 284 pages This book fills a gap in the existing scholarship on single-industry towns by reviewing an extensive literature and using it to build a theoretical framework focusing simultaneously on the spheres of industry, work, and community in these towns. It does so by building ideal types of forestry and mining towns drawn from efforts pertaining to political economy, community studies, labor history, geography and anthropology.
Bracey, Earnest N. 2015 1-4955-0434-4 232 pages This study is an urgent call to action to address the problems of environmental racism that manifests itself in the gradual eradication of quality of life in predominantly minority neighborhoods. This book heightens awareness of this environmentally racist connection by focusing on the policies and the intentional actions of corporate polluters and suggests potential solutions to combat the negative impact these dangerous corporations levy against minority communities.
Williams, William J. 1992 0-7734-9492-8 232 pages This study is the most thorough one available of the Wilson Administration's inept initial attempts to deal with the shipbuilding crisis of 1917. Based upon extensive research in government archives and private manuscript collections, it begins with an outline of the history of American shipbuilding prior to 1914 and examines the impact of the Great War. It details the growth of the shipyards, the political process involved in the creation of the Shipping Board and the Wilson Administration's choice of the original members. The bulk of the book then examines how the new agency dealt with the U-boat crisis that led America into the war, and, in particular, Frederic Eustis's incredible plan to mass-produce small wooden steamships. The U.S., he believed, could turn them out faster than German submarines could sink them. The manuscript demonstrates this scheme's impracticality. The Board's first chairman, William Denman, though, was impressed by the proposal and adopted it as the Shipping Board's answer to the U-boat.
"This is a well written, thoroughly researched case study of America's industrial mobilization during World War I. . . . His account of various proposals for creating a national merchant fleet is both useful in itself and relevant in the context of post-Desert Storm changes in U.S. deployment strategy. . . . His description of the techniques for mass producing steel vessels throws new light on the construction of the "four-piper" destroyers during World War I and the liberty ships of World War II. And his presentation of the personal conflicts that shaped the wooden ship program establishes the importance of human factors in a pre-bureaucratic age." - Dennis Showalter
Parker, Jane 2003 0-7734-6710-6 324 pages Within industrial relations, the mainstream literature has not shown much interest in women as the subjects or shapers of research. This study shows the centrality of women’s organizing to unionism and women’s experience of unions, and provides insights into the circumstances necessary for women’s sustained activism. It examines union operations and how women’s groups influence, and are influenced by, them. It contributes an original analysis of the organizational ‘identity’ of individual unions and women’s groups. It also examines the complex relations between unions and their women’s groups within particular institutions, including the little-examined area of women’s engagement in less formal as well as mainstream union activity.
Lem, Ellyn A. 2015 0-7734-3529-8 216 pages An insightful examination of gender roles in the workplace and how the competing demands of family-work life can be balanced. As a pop culture starting point, the study begins with an examination of the ensuing media frenzy and passionate discussions resulting from the Atlantic Magazine cover story, “Why Women Can’t Have it All” by former Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and widens its scope into popular films and television.