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Clark, Kim B.

Works: 158 works in 387 publications in 4 languages and 9,557 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HC110.T4, 658.575
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Publications about Kim B Clark
Publications by Kim B Clark
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Most widely held works by Kim B Clark
Industrial renaissance : producing a competitive future for America by William J Abernathy( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Dynamic manufacturing : creating the learning organization by Robert H Hayes( Book )
14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Product development performance : strategy, organization, and management in the world auto industry by Kim B Clark( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Revolutionizing product development : quantum leaps in speed, efficiency, and quality by Steven C Wheelwright( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 libraries worldwide
The Uneasy alliance : managing the productivity-technology dilemma by Kim B Clark( Book )
13 editions published between 1885 and 1987 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Leading product development : the senior manager's guide to creating and shaping the enterprise by Steven C Wheelwright( Book )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Covers pre-project planning, choosing projects that match the strategic objectives of the company, and determining project sequence, measurement, and incentives
The product development challenge : competing through speed, quality, and creativity by Kim B Clark( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Discusses new product development, fast cycle capability, technical strategy, research and development, managing innovation, teamwork, and quality, and looks at specific cases
Design rules by Carliss Y Baldwin( Book )
35 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Using the computer industry as an example, Carliss Y. Baldwin and Kim B. Clark develop a powerful theory of design and industrial evolution. They argue that the industry has experienced previously unimaginable levels of innovation and growth because it embraced the concept of "modularity", building complex products from smaller sub-systems that can be designed independently yet function together as a whole. Modularity freed designers to experiment with different approaches, so long as they obeyed the established "design rules". Drawing upon the literatures of industrial organization, real options and computer architecture, the authors provide insight into the forces of change that drive today's economy
Managing new product and process development : text and cases by Kim B Clark( Book )
10 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Managing product life cycles : from start to finish ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Automobilentwicklung mit System : Strategie, Organisation und Management in Europa, Japan und USA by Kim B Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Revolution der Produktentwicklung : Spitzenleistungen in Schnelligkeit, Effizienz und Qualität durch dynamische Teams by Steven C Wheelwright( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Productivity growth and R & D at the business level : results from the PIMS data base by Kim B Clark( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"This paper presents the results of a study of productivity growth and R & D in the 1970s using data on narrowly defined 'business units within a firm. Estimates are developed under different assumptions about technology, industry effects, and changes in the return to R & D over time. The R & D data are broken down into process and product expenditures, and some information is available on past success in developing proprietary technology, andontheincidenceofma3or changes in technology in the recent past. The results suggest a significant relationship between R & D and the growth of productivity; in versions using total factor productivity as the dependent variable, the estimated rate of return to R & D investment is about 20 percent. We find some evidence that R & D has its biggest effect on productivity in those markets where major changes in technology have occurred in the recent past. Previous success in developing proprietary process technology affects total factor productivity directly, but appears to have little effect on estimated returns to R & D. The notion that the productivity of R & D declined in the l970sfinds Little support in this data. Irrespective of model specification, trends in the R & D coefficient are substantively arid statistically insignificant. Our calculations suggest that reduced investment in R & D may have accounted for at least 10 percent of the decline in total factor productivity growth in the l970s"--NBER website
Unionization and firm performance : the impact on profits, growth and productivity by Kim B Clark( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the impact of unionization on profit- ability, growth and productivity using time series data on over 900 product line businesses in the North American manufacturing sector (predominantly U.S.). The first section of the paper develops a simple theoretical framework for studying the effect of the union on firm performance. A key result of this analysis is that information about union wage and productivity effects is not sufficient to permit prediction of the sign (or magnitude) of consequent changes in the rate of return on capital; one must know the parameters of production and demand. Expanding the model to allow for the effects of market structure and alternative bargaining regimes establishes the need to examine several indicators of firm performance in assessing the impact of the union. The empirical analysis reveals sizeable negative union effects on profitability, but growth, productivity and the capital-labor ratio appear to be little affected by unionization in this data. The data are thus consistent with a model of union-firm interaction in which collective bargaining affects the distribution of profits, but leaves real magnitudes unchanged. The evidence suggests, however, that unionization may have longer term implications for efficiency since the impact on profitability appears to fall most heavily on firms with relatively little market power
Red shirt kids by Bryce Clark( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Mike and Amy Smith are nervous about moving from their nice house in Boston to a dilapidated old mansion in Falton, New Hampshire. They know they'll have to start the sixth and seventh grade not knowing anyone, and their new house is just plain creepy. While searching their dusty attic, Mike and Amy uncover an old wooden chest with a mysterious lock. Inside, they find magical red shirts that give them special powers. Together with a new friend, Sam, Mike and Amy must figure out how to harness their newfound gifts while keeping them secret from their parents. As their powers grow, they begin a search for two kids who had gone missing in the summer, pitting them against a powerful adversary with mystical powers of his own. Will Mike and Amy be able to unlock the ancient mystery of the shirts? And will they be able to find the missing children before it is too late?
Unionization, management adjustment and productivity by Kim B Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The effect of unionization on productivity is examined in this paper using time-series data on selected establishments in the U.S. cement industry. The analysis combines statistical estimation of the union impact and interviews with union and management officials to forge a link between econometric estimation and the traditional institutional analysis of union policy and management adjustment. The econometric analysis primarily deals with the problem of identifying the impact of the union in the face of firm specific effects and adjustments in labor quality. The case studies are designed to shed light on the question of how unionization affects productivity. The empirical results support the conclusion that unionization leads to productive changes in the operation of the enterprise. Evidence from the case studies suggests that much of the gain in productivity derives from a series of extensive changes in management personnel and procedure. These adjustments are a management response to changes in the employment contract which follow unionization
Labor force transitions and unemployment by Kim B Clark( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This paper challenges conventional views of unemployment. Its results suggest that failure to examine closely labor force transitions has led to a misleading picture of unemployment and the way the labor market functions in general. There are four main conclusions. First, labor force transitions are the principal determinant of fluctuations in employment and unemployment. We find that the vast majority of those newly employed come not from unemployment but from outside the labor force. Likewise, most spells of employment end with labor force withdrawal rather than unemployment. Second, traditional estimates of the duration of unemployment and the ease of job finding are seriously flawed by failure to take account of the 45 percent of all unemployment spells which end in labor force withdrawal. Third, re-entrant unemployment is to a large extent the result of job-ending followed by a brief spell outside the labor force. Many re-entrants would almost certainly be better classified as job losers and leavers completing long spells of unemployment rather than as entrants starting a new spell of unemployment. Fourth, it appears that many of those counted as out of the labor force are functionally indistinguishable from the unemployed
How elastic is the demand for labor? by Kim B Clark( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This paper investigates the magnitude of the elasticity of demand for labor in time series data using more general and complete models of demand than have been previously employed. It argues that previous analyses have imposed two invalid constraints in calculations, which bias downward estimated elasticities. The first invalid constraint is the assumption that real capital prices have an equal opposite effect to real wages in the demand equation. We show on measurement error grounds that this constraint should not be imposed in econometric work even when long run homogeneity of prices correctly characterizes the market. The constraint is rejected in the data. The second invalid constraint is that all explanatory variables have the same lag distribution. We argue that this constraint is invalid when decisions are made under uncertainty and find that it is also rejected by the data. The principal positive empirical finding is that with the constraints relaxed, the elasticity, of demand with respect to real wages is much larger than the estimates in the literature, indicating much greater price responsiveness on the demand side of the labor market than has previously been thought
Unionization and productivity : micro-econometric evidence by Kim B Clark( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
It is widely agreed that unionization affects the rules and procedures governing the employment relation in organized establishments. The effect of these changes on establishment productivity, however, is unclear. Existing evidence is based on a comparison of union/non-union differences in value added per hour worked. Although positive union effects have been estimated, possible differences in prices and technology in the union and non-union sectors render the results inconclusive. The effect of unions on productivity is examined in the present paper using establishment level data from the U.S. cement industry. The cement industry provides a useful empirical framework. Output is easily measured in physical terms, and data on both union and non-union establishments permit estimation of the union effect controlling for differences in technology. The results suggest that unionized establishments are 6-8 percent more productive than their non-union counterparts. This conclusion is supported in time series data, where a comparison of productivity before and after unionization reveals a positive union effect of similar magnitude. Since the statistical analysis controls for capital-labor substitution, scale effects and technological change, the evidence suggests that unionization leads to productive changes in the operation of the enterprise. The results are relatively robust. Specification changes and adjustments for omitted variables leave the basic findings intact
The Perpetual enterprise machine : seven keys to corporate renewal through successful product and process development by H. Kent Bowen( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Describing the ways that firms can develop successful products and processes, this book examines a number of examples of successes - and failures - and derives useful lessons for managers. It derives from a major study combining five US companies and four universities
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Alternative Names
Bryce Clark, Kim 1949-
Clark, Kim B. 1949-
Clark, Kim Bryce 1949-
Kim B. Clark Amerikaans priester
Kim B. Clark US-amerikanischer Universitätspräsident
کیم بی. کلارک کشیش آمریکایی
クラーク, キム・B
English (184)
German (6)
Japanese (1)
Dutch (1)
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