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Organizations in America
Analysing Their Structures and Human Resource Practices

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April 1996 | 398 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume presents an authoritative database on the workings of organizations in the United States. It describes the National Organizations Study, the first national survey of organizations in the US using a statistically representative sample. As well as outlining the study and the major conclusions it reaches, the book also looks at specific employment practices - hiring, training, promotion, performance measurement, benefit packages and contingent work - and how they compare between different businesses and business sectors. Differential treatment of employees according to ethnicity and gender is examined as part of the analysis of these topics.
 
PART ONE: THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS STUDY
Arne L Kalleberg et al
Organizational Properties and Practices
Joe L Spaeth and Diane P O'Rourke
Design of the National Organizations Study
Peter V Marsden, Cynthia R Cook, and David Knoke
American Organizations and Their Environments
 
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES
Peter V Marsden, Cynthia R Cook, and Arne L Kalleberg
Bureaucratic Structures for Coordination and Control
Arne L Kalleberg et al
Formalizing the Employment Relation
Arne L Kalleberg and James W Moody
Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance
 
PART THREE: ORGANIZATIONS' HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICES
Peter V Marsden
The Staffing Process
Recruitment and Selection Methods

 
David Knoke and Arne L Kalleberg
Job Training in US Organizations
David Knoke and Yoshito Ishio
Training, Unions, and Internal Labor Markets
Arne L Kalleberg and Mark E Van Buren
Organizational Differences in Earnings
Arne L Kalleberg and Mark E Van Buren
The Structure of Organizational Earnings Inequality
David Knoke
Cui Bono? Employee Benefit Packages
 
PART FOUR: ORGANIZATIONS AND THE CHANGING WORKFORCE
Arne L Kalleberg and Kathryn Schmidt
Contingent Employment in Organizations
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Arne L Kalleberg, and Peter V Marsden
Organizational Patterns of Gender Segregation
Peter V Marsden, Arne L Kalleberg, and Cynthia R Cook
Gender Differences in Organizational Commitment
Influences of Work Positions and Family Roles

 
Arne L Kalleberg et al
Conclusions and Prospects

Arne Kalleberg

David H. Knoke

David Knoke (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1972) is a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches and does research on diverse social networks, including political, economic, healthcare, intra-  and interorganizational, and terrorist & counterterror networks. In addition to many articles and chapters, he has written seven books about networks: Network Analysis (1982, with James Kuklinski), The Organizational State (1985, with Edward Laumann), Political Networks (1990), Comparing Policy Networks (1996, with Franz Pappi, Jeffrey Broadbent, and Yutaka Tsujinaka), Changing Organizations ... More About Author

Peter V. Marsden

PETER V. MARSDEN is the Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.  His research interests center on social organization, social networks, and survey research.  He teaches about these subjects as well as on quantitative methods for data analysis.  He received the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award recognizing a career of distinguished contributions to methodology in sociology from the Section on Methodology of the American Sociological Association in 2016.   Marsden was a co-principal investigator of the General Social Survey between 1997 and 2015, and a lead investigator of three National... More About Author

Joe L. Spaeth

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