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Kleiner, Morris M.

Works: 70 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 5,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD5650, 331.01120973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Morris M Kleiner
Employee representation : alternatives and future directions( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human resources and the performance of the firm( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Licensing occupations : ensuring quality or restricting competition? by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor market institutions and the future role of unions( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor markets and human resource management by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial relations : institutions and organizational performance( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages of occupational regulation : analysis of case studies by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupational regulation in the U.S. labor market is a growing phenomenon. As of 2008, nearly 40 percent of individuals in jobs had either a license or certification from some form of local, state, or federal government. Following up on the success of his previous volume, "Licensing Occupations: Ensuring Quality or Restricting Competition?", Morris M. Kleiner brings us a book that furthers our knowledge of the effects of occupational regulation by showing how varying stages of regulation impact those in the occupations, closely related occupational practitioners, and, ultimately, consumers through the quality and cost of services provided. The case studies Kleiner performs focus on seven occupations with varying levels of regulation. They are 1) interior designers, 2) mortgage brokers, 3) preschool teachers, 4) electricians, 5) plumbers, 6) dental hygienists, and 7) dentists
The last American shoe manufacturers : changing the method of pay to survive foreign competition by Richard B Freeman( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: During the last 150 years, shoe manufacturing in the U.S. has gone from one of the largest employers in manufacturing to one of the smallest, yet some firms have survived and remained profitable. This study examines the role of changing methods of compensation in shoe manufacturing, in a sector that faces severe import competition. During the 1970s - 1990s, most firms in the industry shifted from piece rate to time rate modes of compensation as a strategy for survival. Using longitudinal establishment data files, we find wide variation in labor input usage and in labor's share of sales among establishments in the sector, with establishments having high labor shares of cost disproportionately likely to close down over time; and a widening range of labor input usage in production associated with the widening U.S. wage structure. Using data for a simple manufacturer, methods of pay was part of a move toward continuous flow methods of production, with job rotation and rapid changes in work tasks to introduce new styles. The switch reduced productivity, but brought offsetting cost savings in the form of lower workers' compensation insurance costs, smaller inventories, lower monitoring costs, and lower hourly wages, and made it easier for the firm to introduce new shoe styles. On net, the shirt to time rates lowered labor's share of cost at the company and increased the economic surplus available to the firm
Do unions make enterprises insolvent? by Richard B Freeman( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: This study investigates the impact of unionization and firm, business line, or establishment survival. A consistent empirical finding is that unions raise wages above those found in nonunion firms, and that in a competitive product market one would expect to find that unionized firms would go out of business more than nonunion firms. However, if unions engage in economic rent-sharing, then during periods of economic hardship unionized firms may be able to remain solvent by giving back some of these rents. In order to answer this question we analyze three data sets: a data set on the union status of solvent and insolvent enterprises and business lines from the Compustat files, a data set on the union status of workers who have lost their jobs due to permanent plant closures or business failures obtained by matching files from Current Population Survey, and a data set from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service on the outcomes of elections won by unions and on the outcomes of labor- management dispute cases. Overall, our results are consistent with the hypothesis that unions behave in an economically rational manner, pushing wages to the point where union firms may expand less rapidly than nonunion firms, but not to the point where the firm, plant, or business line closes down
Does regulation improve outputs and increase prices? : the case of dentistry by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do industrial relations affect plant performance? : the case of commercial aircraft manufacturing by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyzes the impact of major industrial relations variables on productivity within a plant that assembles large commercial aircraft. The analysis combines the deep firm- specific knowledge of management and labor typical of the best of traditional industrial relations with formal statistical tests. We use a before and after research design over an 18-year period with monthly data, as well as information from the participants in the industrial relations events. Our approach is unusual in showing that by focusing only on managerial factors or the learning curve, and omitting factors such as union leadership and related labor relations events, estimates may mis-specify impacts on firm performance. Strikes, slowdowns, and tough union leaders influenced the productivity of this plant by both large percentages and absolute dollar amounts during the period they were occurring. In contrast with much of the firm performance literature, we find small initial productivity impacts of movements from traditional adversarial management, which is the norm in this industry, to total quality management (TQM) and back again. How and why TQM is adopted may be just as important as whether it is adopted. Finally, simulations from a counterfactual case show that major industrial relations events like strikes, slowdowns, and the TQM program did not have long term productivity effects, and that the firm we studied returned to pre-event levels of production within one to four months
The anatomy of employee involvement and its effects on firms and workers by Richard B Freeman( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great many American firms have organized workplace decision-making in new ways to get employees more involved in their jobs -- using policies like self-directed work teams, total equality management, quality circles, profit-sharing, and diverse other programs. This paper uses a firm-based data set and employee-based information to illuminate several aspects about the locus and economic impacts of employee involvement (EI). Having information from employees as well as from firms allows us to ask not only what EI does for firms, the principal question in the literature on the subject, but also what EI does for workers; and to examine EI from the bottom up' perspective of participants rather than managers. We find that EI practices are linked in an hierarchical structure that provides a natural scaling of EI activities and the intensity of the EI effort. Firms that have EI are also more likely to have profit-sharing and other forms of shared compensation. However, EI has a weak and poorly specified effect on output per worker, but it has a strong and positive impact on employee well-being
Do industrial relations institutions impact economic outcomes? : international and U.S. state-level evidence by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of government social and labor market institutions on economic outcomes have generated a great deal of attention by economists and policymakers in the U.S. and in other nations. The theoretical model suggests that there are trade offs of higher levels of economic outcomes with more equity-producing labor market institutions. This study examines the impact of national levels of unionization, strike levels, public policies toward labor, and the structure of collective bargaining within a nation on a country's foreign direct investment (FDI). As an additional test of the relationship of labor market institutions and state labor market policies and economic outcomes, we examine the empirical relationship with the economic growth of U.S. states. Examining 20 OECD nations from 1985 through 1995 and all U.S. states from 1990 to 1999, our statistical analysis shows that higher levels of industrial relations institutions are usually associated with lower levels of FDI and slower economic growth for U.S. states. However, within the context of the model the results do not necessarily suggest that a nation or state would be better off trading social equity through fewer restrictive industrial relations institutions for higher levels of economic growth
Do tougher licensing provisions limit occupational entry? : the case of dentistry by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of licensing as a mechanism to control entry into occupations has been a neglected area of both regulation and labor market research. This study examines the role of occupational licensing for entry into dentistry, an occupation with standards that vary by state. Our research first closely replicates Freeman's previous work on labor market cobwebs by employing national data to examine purely market phenomena in the determination of training for the dental profession. We subsequently approximate the government barrier to practice in the profession by adding a weighted average state examination pass rate to the previous model. Next, we employ pooled cross-section time series analysis to explore market determinants of professional entry with state level data. Finally, these results are supplemented by measures of statutory and pass rate entry restrictiveness. Our most consistent evidence suggests that a higher state licensing failure rate deters entry into dental practice
Guild-ridden labor markets : the curious case of occupational licensing by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his third Upjohn Press book on occupational licensing, Morris M. Kleiner examines why the institution of occupational licensing has had such a curious evolution and influence in the United States, the European Union, and China. He also discusses the many similarities it has to guilds."--Publisher's website
The impact of new unionization wages and working conditions : a longitudinal study of establishments under NLRB elections by Richard B Freeman( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigates the impact of union organization on the wages and labor practices of establishments newly organized in the 1980s using a research design in which establishments are 'paired' with their closest nonunion competitor. There are two major findings. First. unionism had only a modest effect on wages in the newly organized plants, which contrasts sharply with the huge union wage impact found in cross-section comparisons of union and nonunion individuals on Current Population Survey and related data tapes. Second, in contrast co its modest impact on wages, new unionization substantially altered several personnel practices. creating grievance systems, greater seniority protection. and job bidding and posting. That newly organized establishments adopt union working conditions but grant only modest increases in wages suggests that 'collective voice' rather than monopoly wage gains is the key to understanding what unionism does in the economy
Adoption and termination of employee involvement programs by Wei Chi( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study uses a 10-year longitudinal database on U.S. manufacturing establishments to analyze the dynamics of the adoption and termination of employee involvement programs (EI). We show that firms' use of EI has not grown continuously, but rather introduce and terminate EI policies in ways that imply that the policies are complementary with each other and with other advanced human resource practices, seemingly moving toward an equilibrium distribution of EI policies. Using a Markov model, we estimate the long-run distribution of the number of EI programs in firms and find that adjustment to the steady-state distribution takes about 20 years
International differences in lean production, productivity and empoyee attitudes by Susan Helper( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study examines US-European productivity and worker attitude differences, focusing on changes in incentive structures. We analyze productivity and worker attitudes in five plants in the UK and US belonging to the same multinational producer of automotive sensors and actuators. We examine the firm's efforts to make complementary changes in product strategy and human-resource policies. In particular, we look at the impact of a Value-Added Gainsharing plan (VAG) that was introduced at different times among the four plants. Our analysis draws on multiple plant visits, surveys of almost all of the workforce, and confidential financial data. Our study offers a rare look inside a low-wage, non-union firm. We find that the VAG had an impact on productivity and profitability. We find that the UK plant's productivity and worker satisfaction was well below that of the US plants. However, neither our analysis nor interviews with managers suggest that differences in national institutions play a key role in explaining these results
Analyzing the extent and influence of occupational licensing on the labor market by Morris M Kleiner( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the extent and influence of occupational licensing in the U.S. using a specially designed national labor force survey. Specifically, we provide new ways of measuring occupational licensing and consider what types of regulatory requirements and what level of government oversight contribute to wage gains and variability. Estimates from the survey indicated that 35 percent of employees were either licensed or certified by the government, and that 29 percent were fully licensed. Another 3 percent stated that all who worked in their job would eventually be required to be certified or licensed, bringing the total that are or eventually must be licensed or certified by government to 38 percent. We find that licensing is associated with about 18 percent higher wages, but the effect of governmental certification on pay is much smaller. Licensing by larger political jurisdictions is associated with higher wage gains relative to only local licensing. We find little association between licensing and the variance of wages, in contrast to unions. Overall, our results show that occupational licensing is an important labor market phenomenon that can be measured in labor force surveys. -- occupational licensing ; labor market institutions ; labor market data ; wages and labor market institutions ; wage inequality and labor market institutions
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Employee representation : alternatives and future directions
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Morris Kleiner American academic

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Licensing occupations : ensuring quality or restricting competition?