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[Excerpt] Can the United States maintain its traditional position of economic leadership and one of the world's highest standards of living in the face of increasing global competition? Concerned observers cite the following negative news: lagging rates of productivity growth, non-competitive product quality in key industries, structural inflexibilities, and declining real wage levels and flat family earnings (Carnavale, 1991). Further, they offer a plethora of proposed solutions covering both broad public policies and more specific firm-level policies and practices.


"Paper prepared for The Ninth World Congress, International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney, Australia, August 30 - September 3, 1992."

Suggested Citation
Kochan, T. A., & Dyer, L. (1992). Managing transformational change: The role of human resource professionals (CAHRS Working Paper #92-06). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.