Principle causes of changes in U.S. productivity
Department of Organizational and Social Sciences
Master of Science
Industrial productivity--United States.
Labor productivity--United States.
Capital productivity--United States.
Productivity growth in the United States has taken a downward trend since the nation entered the decade of the 60s. This issue is contemporary because its consequences are apparent in every American industry. Government, business and individuals are equally affected because prices continue to escalate.
There are six parts to this thesis: the first deals with definitions and concepts, historical review, and the nature of the United States economy, the second presents productivity trends by sector, the third entails comparative productivity trends of the U.S. and Japan. The fourth section presents the effects of other major factors on productivity including management - labor relations, the energy crisis, and a detailed analysis of U.S. managerial processes. The fifth section deals with present and future produtivity trends, and the final section gives conclusions and recommendations.
This thesis presents a descriptive analysis of the causes of the United States productivity slump. Historical information is used to make significant comparisons where necessary. The objective of this thesis in its various parts, is to present facts surrounding the United States productivity decline in the wake of controversy over the issue.
njit-etd1986-017 (132 pages ~ 5,609 KB pdf)
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