By Salaman, Graeme; Storey, John

This paintings bargains a completely researched and available account of the toilet Lewis Partnership. It describes what the JLP is, the way it works, and what different companies can research from it

summary: This paintings bargains a completely researched and obtainable account of the toilet Lewis Partnership. It describes what the JLP is, the way it works, and what different companies can research from it

Show description

Read or Download A better way of doing business? : lessons from the John Lewis Partnership PDF

Similar labor & industrial relations books

Model Rebels: The Rise and Fall of China's Richest Village

A portentous story of rural uprising unfolds in Bruce Gilley's relocating chronicle of a village at the northern China plains in the course of the post-1978 monetary reform period. Gilley examines how Daqiu Village, led by way of Yu Zuomin, a charismatic Communist get together secretary and president of the neighborhood business conglomerate, grew to become the richest village in China and a version for the agricultural reforms of the Eighties and early Nineties.

Sexualities, Work and Organizations (Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context)

Sexuality is arguably the main under-researched of all range parts in paintings firms. This ebook brings jointly and relates tales of minority sexual id from six corporations drawn from 3 various sectors: the Emergency providers, the Civil provider and the Banking zone.

Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Assembled in Japan investigates one of many nice good fortune tales of the 20 th century: the increase of the japanese electronics undefined. opposite to mainstream interpretation, Simon accomplice discovers that at the back of the meteoric upward thrust of Sony, Matsushita, Toshiba, and different electric items businesses was once neither the iron hand of Japan's Ministry of overseas exchange and nor a government-sponsored export-led progress coverage, yet quite an explosion of family purchaser call for that begun within the Fifties.

Extra resources for A better way of doing business? : lessons from the John Lewis Partnership

Example text

And history tells us what will happen if those reforms don’t take place. There will be a resurgence of folly, which always flourishes given a chance. And the consequences of that folly will be more and quite possibly worse crises in the years to come. (Krugman and Wells 2010) The underpinning rationale of this book is precisely this task: the analysis of the nature and deficiencies of the prevailing US/UK model of the firm. But our approach to this issue is elliptical. We address it not through a direct analysis of the prevailing conception of the firm but through an analysis of an organization which has become, for many managers, commentators, and politicians, an iconic example of an alternative model: one that is increasingly used in policies 4 OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 27/6/2016, SPi The Big Picture and debates to exemplify another and successful way of doing business, one that reverses many of the more extreme and—to many—disquieting elements of the conventional model of the firm.

According to the Cambridge economist, Ha-Joon Chang, and Massachusetts economist, William Lazonick, firms have tended to under-invest and to distribute instead too high a proportion of their profits to shareholders. Between 2001 and 2010, top UK firms distributed 88 per cent of profits and top US firms distributed 94 per cent in dividends and buy-backs (Chang 2012). 1 per cent and ordinary workers were not benefiting, indeed, good jobs were continuing to disappear. He suggests: The allocation of corporate profits to stock buybacks deserves much of the blame.

In the analysis which follows, we track the advantages, the challenges, and the potential embodied in this alternative form. The John Lewis Partnership: A Better Way? The fundamental questions posed in the preceding paragraph are reasons enough to invest time in a close analysis of the John Lewis Partnership because, although no one would claim it offers a universal total solution, it has, over an extended period, sought to grapple with many of the tensions identified. Thus, its foremost concerns have been issues of staff engagement, fair reward, a long-term view, an independence from shareholders, and extended debates about ultimate purpose.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.36 of 5 – based on 24 votes