|About the Book|
This text presents a detailed and comprehensive investigation dealing with microeconomic issues of the decision making process that lead to the adoption of particular work patterns. It considers both the micro and macroeconomic consequences for capital utilization, productivity growth and employment. It discusses alternative measures of capital utilisation and provides detailed comparative international information of work patterns and capital utilization over the post-War period. The book includes two comparative international studies of work patterns and capital utilization in the automobile industry. Policy issues at both the individual, firm and national level are addressed.