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- DescriptionContrary to popular opinion, human resources, in general, and personnel, in particular, are well-suited to ecomic analysis. Edward Lazear, who founded the subfield of personnel ecomics, provides a quick introduction for ecomists who have t studied the area. He clearly and engagingly summarizes his and others' work that has taken place during the past fifteen years, including recent advances in the field. Mainstream ecomic theory has been considered too abstract to be of much practical use in the hiring, organizing, and motivating of employees, leaving the field of personnel to industrial psychologists and sociologists. In this book Edward Lazear shows that ecomic analysis can be extended to an important, but traditionally neglected, class of practical problems. He shows that by adding more detail and structure to their theory, ecomists can make specific predictions and prescriptions for personnel issues that arise in business on a daily basis. Lazear focuses on compensation and its relation to worker motivation, selection, and teamwork. He also discusses job design, job evaluation, institutional arrangements, and directions for future research.
- Author BiographySuzanne Scotchmer is Professor of Economics and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an authority on how patents and other incentives drive innovation in the new economy. Scotchmer has advised the US government and the US National Academy of Sciences on innovation policy. She is a Research Associate of the NBER.
- Author(s)Edward P. Lazear
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/05/2009
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitleWicksell Lectures
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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