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Management Practices, Relational Contracts and the Decline of General Motors

Published: 06 Feb 2017 Average Rating: unrated Print
 

Author: Susan Helper, Rebecca Henderson

Management Practices, Relational Contracts and the Decline of General Motors. In this paper we argue that the conventional explanation for this decline - namely high legacy labor and health care costs - is seriously incomplete. We focus particularly on the problems GM encountered in developing the relational contracts essential to modern design and manufacturing.

 

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