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Publication date: 1 April 1992

Harmut Wächter and Theo Stengelhofen

From a comparative viewpoint, German personnel management can beseen as a configuration shaped by a specific form of“corporatism”, worker participation, and the…

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From a comparative viewpoint, German personnel management can be seen as a configuration shaped by a specific form of “corporatism”, worker participation, and the educational system (particularly the apprenticeship tradition). Although challenges from new technology and internationalization have prompted new concepts and negotiation patterns, the approach to personnel management in Germany has not changed drastically. This is reflected in a reluctance to accept, or translate, the label of “human resource management”. The historically unique constellation of a rapid integration of a previously separate and potentially hostile state (the GDR) into the Federal Republic has brought about new strategies and procedures of co‐operation between employers, unions, and state agencies. They also follow, however, the lines of German traditions and institutions.

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Employee Relations, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 1 October 1994

Harmut Wächter, Brita Modrow‐Thiel and Giselind Rossmann

Asserts that job satisfaction and motivation of workers are rarelyconsidered when the introduction of new technology is planned andimplemented. Sets this belief in the…

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Asserts that job satisfaction and motivation of workers are rarely considered when the introduction of new technology is planned and implemented. Sets this belief in the context of German industrial practice and law and describes an approach called ATAA, developed for use in the German metal‐working industry in any situation where a redesign of the organization, the job content or the technology is needed. Explains the philosophy (intended to place human needs centre stage), the method of analysis employed and the co‐operative approach of management and works council. Includes a case‐history of work redesign in a lathe shop.

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Logistics Information Management, vol. 7 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6053

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Publication date: 1 March 1985

Anicon, Inc. have recently appointed Friedrich Weiler as Managing Director, Anicon Europa, GmbH, and have announced the opening of Anicon's European headquarters facility…

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Anicon, Inc. have recently appointed Friedrich Weiler as Managing Director, Anicon Europa, GmbH, and have announced the opening of Anicon's European headquarters facility in Munich.

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Microelectronics International, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

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Publication date: 1 August 1998

Usha C.V. Haley

This article deals with Virtual Singapores, or Singapore’s efforts to clone itself through industrial parks in Asia’s developing countries. Through these cloned enclaves…

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This article deals with Virtual Singapores, or Singapore’s efforts to clone itself through industrial parks in Asia’s developing countries. Through these cloned enclaves, tiny Singapore aims to control change and restructuring in Asian economic environments, and thereby its own destiny. The first section elaborates on Singapore’s regionalisation drive and Virtual Singapores. The ensuing section identifies the strategic goals for internationalizing Singapore Incorporated, the alliance of stakeholders that guides governmental policy in Singapore. The final section discusses the implications of the Virtual Singapores for competitive environments, as well as for organizational and structural changes in the Asia Pacific.

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Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-4814

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Publication date: 1 March 1996

Robert D. Hisrich and Barra O’Cinneide

Since 1980, there has been an increasing interest in the area of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. While the role of educational institutions in the…

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Since 1980, there has been an increasing interest in the area of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. While the role of educational institutions in the entrepreneurship/new venture creation process has been recognized, little research has been done, particularly outside the US, to identify the type and extent of involvement in this area by these institutions. Looks at the activities of European third‐level educational institutions in Western Europe, Sweden, Finland, Eastern and Central Europe, and some of the Republics of the former USSR. Universities in these geographic areas were surveyed regarding the extent (if any) of their activities in four primary areas of entrepreneurship: educational programmes; training programmes; research; and enterprise formation. There were 109 of the 227 institutions from 23 countries which responded ‐ a 48 per cent response rate. Institutions were more inclined to be involved in research than education, training and actual venture creation.

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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