NEWS IN BRIEF
- Score a grand slam for productivity. Heitzman, Bob // Packaging Digest;Oct94, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p6
Opinion. Focuses on the productivity of business enterprises in the United States. Creation of jobs; Economic recovery; Technological innovation on packaging operations.
- The decline in productivity during the first half of 1985. Fulco, Lawrence J. // Monthly Labor Review;Dec85, Vol. 108 Issue 12, p39
Examines the labor productivity of businesses in the U.S. as of December 1985. Decline in the productivity of the nonfarm business sector; Impact of hourly compensation on the economy; Implications of the recovery periods for productivity growth.
- Setting up a company productivity program. Wise, Joseph // Management Review;Jun80, Vol. 69 Issue 6, p15
Investigates factors involved in setting up a company productivity program in the U.S. Definition of productivity; Kinds of productivity improvement; Techniques used in establishing improvement goals.
- Stopping the madness about college hoops. Zolkos, Rodd // Business Insurance;3/12/2007, Vol. 41 Issue 11, p30
The article deals with the potential impact of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball tournament on businesses in the U.S. It explains the potential impact of the March 2007 basketball tournament on business productivity and on the country's economy, in general. It also...
- Business & Financial. Reichard, Robert S. // Textile World;May/Jun2009, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p14
The author discusses the condition of the textile industry of the U.S. as of May 2009. He claims that the number of workers in basic textiles has plunged 19 percent from April 2008 to April 2009. However, despite the employees' decreasing number, he says that increasing productivity within the...
- The Contribution of Information Technology to Consumer Welfare. Brynjolfsson, Erik // Information Systems Research;Sep96, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p281
Over the past two decades, American businesses have invested heavily in information technology (IT) hardware. Managers often buy IT to enhance customer value in ways that are poorly measured by conventional output statistics. Furthermore, because of competition, firms may be unable to capture...
- Keep It to Yourself. Page, Melinda; Wells, Elizabeth // Real Simple;Nov2005, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p40
The article presents information on the effects of illness and disease on the productivity of the business enterprises of the U.S. Sicknesses cost U.S. businesses up to $150 billion a year due to lost productivity, higher health-care costs and other workers' absences, according to a recent...
- Vanishing Vigor Worker output slackens around the world. // Time;6/26/1978, Vol. 111 Issue 26, p51
The article reports on the decline of productivity in the U.S. proved by the results of a study which reveals the outright decline of productivity of 25 of 66 major industrial groups in the country. It notes that the decline reaches 2.2 percent, quite far from the 6.8 percent in year 1978. It...
- U.S. technology leadership slipping. Suh, Bob // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;7/7/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 2, Special section p6
The article explains why U.S. companies are falling behind their global competitors in terms of enhancing productivity and earnings from technology. The author claims that U.S. companies deploy capital to fortify old systems while their Europe and Asia counterparts invest in new systems. It can...