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Paul S. Adler

Management and Organization Dept.

BOOKS
Adler, P.S., P. du Gay, G. Morgan, M. Reed (2014). (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents. New York NY: Oxford University Press
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Adler, P. S. (2009). (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations. New York NY: Oxford University Press
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Kochan, T. A., Eaton, A. E., McKersie, R. B., Adler, P. S. (2009). Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press
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Heckscher, C., Adler, P. S. (2006). The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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Liker, J., Fruin, M., Adler, P. S. (1999) (Eds). Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Management Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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Adler, P. S. (1992). (Ed.), Technology and the Future of Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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Adler, P. S., Winograd, T. A. (1992). (Eds.),Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Bodrozic, Z., and P.S. Adler (forthcoming) The Evolution of Management Models: A Neo-Schumpeterian Theory. Administrative Science Quarterly
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Adler, P.S.(2015) Community and innovation: From Tonnies to Marx. Organization Studies, 36, 4: 445-471
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Adler, P.S., S-W Kwon (2013) The mutation of professionalism as a contested diffusion process: Clinical guidelines as carriers of institutional change in medicine. Journal of Management, 50, 5: 930-962
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Adler, P.S., Heckscher, C., Toward collaborative, Ambidextrous Enterprise .Universia Business Review, Sept 2013: 34-51
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Adler, P. S. (2012). The ambivalence of bureaucracy: From Weber via Gouldner to Marx. Organization Science, 23(1), 244-266
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Adler, P. S., and Chen, C. X. (2011). Combining creativity and control: Understanding individual motivation in large-scale collaborative creativity,". Accounting, Organizations and Society, 36: 63-85.
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Adler, P. S., M. Benner, D. J. Brunner, J. P. MacDuffie, E. Osono, B. R. Staats, H. Takeuchi, M. L. Tushman, S. G. Winter (2009). Perspectives on the productivity dilemma. Journal of Operations Management, 27(2), 99-113.
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Adler, P. S., Kwon, S., Heckscher, C. (2008). Professional work: The emergence of collaborative community. Organization Science, 19(2), 359-376.
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Kochan, T., Adler, P. S., McKersie, R., Eaton, A., Segal, P., Gerhart, P. (2008). The potential and precariousness of partnership: The case of the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership. Industrial Relations, 47(1), 36-66.
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Adler, P. S. (2007). The Future of Critical Management Studies: A Paleo-Marxist Critique of Labour Process Theory. Organization Studies, 28(9), 1313-1345.
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Adler, P. S., Obstfeld, D. (2007). The role of affect in creative projects and exploratory search. Industrial and Corporate Change, 16(1), 19-50.
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Adler, P. S., McGarry, F. E., Irion-Talbot, W. B., Binney, D. J. (2005). Enabling Process Discipline: Lessons on Implementing the Capability Maturity Model for Software. MIS Quarterly Executive, 4(1), 215-227.
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Adler, P. S. (2005). The Evolving Object of Software Development. Organization, 12(3), 401-435.
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Adler, P. S. (2003). Introduction to the Forum on Hospital Management. California Management Review, 45(2), 6-11.
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Adler, P. S., Riley, P., Kwon, S., Signer, J., Lee, B., Satrasala, R. (2003). Performance Improvement Capability: Keys to Accelerating Improvement to Hospitals. California Management Review, 45(2), 12-33.
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Adler, P. S. (2003). Making the HR Outsourcing Decision. Sloan Management Review, 45(1), 53-60.
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Adler, P. S., Kwon, S. (2002). Social capital: Prospects for a new concept. Academy of Management Review, 27(1), 17-40.
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Adler, P. S. (2001). Market, Hierarchy, and Trust: The Knowledge Economy and the Future of Capitalism. Organization Science, (March-April), 214-234.
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Adler, P. S. (1999). Building Better Bureaucracies. Academy of Management Executive, 13(4), 36-47.
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Adler, P. S., Goldoftas, B., Levine, D. I. (1999). Flexibility Versus Efficiency? A Case Study of Model Changeovers in the Toyota Production System. Organization Science, 10(1), 43-68.
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Adler, P. S., Goldoftas, B., Levine, D. (1997). Ergonomics, Employee Involvement, and the Toyota Production System: A Case Study of NUMMI'S 1993 Model Introduction. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 50(3), 416-437 (Reprinted in The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management, edited by Huw Beynon and Theo Nichols, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing).
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Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1996). Two Types of Bureaucracy: Enabling and Coercive. Administrative Science Quarterly, 41(1), 61-89.
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Adler, P. S., Mandelbaum, A., Nguyen, V., Schwerer, E. (1995). From Project to Process Management: An Empirically-Based Framework for Analyzing Product Development Time. Management Science, 41(3), 458-484.
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Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1995). A Portrait of the Relationship between Mechanization and Work in the U.S. Economy in 1980. International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, 5(4), 345-375.
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Adler, P. S. (1995). Interdepartmental Interdependence and Coordination: The Case of the Design/Manufacturing Interface. Organization Science, 6(2), 147-167.
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Pelled, L., Adler, P. S. (1994). Antecedents to Intergroup Conflict in Multifunctional Product Development Teams: A Conceptual Model. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 41(1), 21-28.
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Adler, P. S., Cole, R. (1993). Designed for Learning: A Tale of Two Auto Plants. Sloan Management Review, 34(3), 85-94 (Reprinted in Ake Sandberg, ed., Enriching Production, Aldershot: Avebury, 1995, pp. 157-178.).
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Adler, P. S., Cole, R. (1994). Rejoinder to Berggren's critique. Sloan Management Review, 35(2), 45-49.
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Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1993). Materialism and Idealism in Organizational Theory. Organization Studies, 14(5), 657-679.
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Adler, P. S., McDonald, D. W., MacDonald, F. (1992). Strategic Management for Technical Functions. Sloan Management Review, 33(2), 19-28.
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Adler, P. S., Clark, K. B. (1991). Behind the learning curve: The learning process. Management Science, 37(3), 267-281.
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Adler, P. S. (1991). Workers and Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Three Installations Compared. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 12(5), 447-460.
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Adler, P. S. (1991). Workers' Assessments of Three Flexible Manufacturing Systems. International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, 1(1), 33-54.
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Adler, P. S., Ferdows, K. (1990). The Chief Technology Officer. California Management Review, (Spring), 55-63.
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Adler, P. S. (1990). The Skill Requirements of CAD/CAM. International Journal of Technology Management, 5(2), 201-216.
Adler, P. S., Shenhar, A. (1990). Adapting Your Technological Base: The Organizational Challenge. Sloan Management Review, 32(1), 25-37.
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Adler, P. S. (1990). Marx, Machines and Skill. Technology and Culture, 31(4), 780-812.
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Adler, P. S. (1990). Shared Learning. Management Science, 36(8), 938-958.
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Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1989). Automation and Skill: Three Generations of Research on the Machine-Tool Case. Politics and Society, 17(3), 377-412.
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Adler, P. S. (1989). CAD/CAM: Managerial Challenges and Research Issues. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 36(3), 202-215.
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Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1989). Socio-dets and Techno-dets: Determinants of Diffusion and Implementation Patterns of Automated Machine Tools. Journal of Engineering and Technology Managemen, 6, 161-185.
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Adler, P. S., Riggs, H. E., Wheelwright, S. C. (1989). Product Development Know-How: Trading Tactics for Strategy. Sloan Management Review, 7-17.
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Adler, P. S. (1989). When Knowledge is the Critical Resource, Knowledge Management is the Critical Task. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 36(2), 87-95.
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Adler, P. S. (1988). Automation Skill and the Future of Capitalism. Berkeley Journal of Sociology, 33, 1-36.
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Adler, P. S. (1988). Managing Flexible Automation. California Management Review, (Spring), 34-56.
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Adler, P. S. (1987). A Plant Productivity Measure for High-Tech Manufacturing. Interfaces, 17(6), 75-85.
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Adler, P. S. (1987). Automation and Skill: New Directions. International Journal of Technology Management, 2(5-6), 761-772.
Adler, P. S. (1987). Skill Formation in U.S. Accounting Firms. Office: Technology and People, 3, 3-16.
Adler, P. S., Helleloid, D. A. (1987). Effective Implementation of Integrated CAD/CAM: A Model. IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 34(2), 101-108.
Adler, P. S. (1986). New Technologies, New Skills. California Management Review, (Fall), 9-28.
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Adler, P. S. (1983). Thirty Years of Automation and Operating Costs in French Banking (in French). Revue Economique, 987-1020.
BOOK CHAPTERS, NON-REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Adler, P.S. (2015), Book Review Essay: The Environmental Crisis and its Capitalist Roots: Reading Naomi Klein with Karl Polanyi, Administrative Science Quarterly,
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Vidal, M., P.S. Adler, R. Delbridge (2015), When Organization Studies Turns to Societal Problems: The Contribution of Marxist Grand Theory, Organization Studies, 36, 4: 405-422
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Adler, P.S., Stewardship versus the Market: A Skeptical Perspective. Draft chapter for Stewardship of the Future, August 20, 2014
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Kwon, S.-W., and P.S. Adler (2014). Social capital: Maturation of a field of research, Academy of Management Review, 39, 4: 412-42
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Adler, P.S.(2014). "Capitalism in question,".Journal of Management Inquiry 23, 2: pp. 206-209
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Adler, P. S., C. Heckscher, L. Prusak (2011). Building a collaborative enterprise. Harvard Business Review, July-Aug
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Adler, P. S. (2011). Political Economy. In M. Tadajewksi, P. Maclaren, E. Parsons, and M. Parker, eds., Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies Los Angeles: Sage, pp. 181-185
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Adler, P. S. (2011). Marxist philosophy and organization studies. In Haridimos Tsoukas and Robert Chia, eds., Research in the Sociology of Organizations Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 2011: 123-153
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Adler, P. S. (2009). A science which forgets its founders is lost. In Adler, P. S. (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations New York, NY: Oxford University Press
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Adler, P. S. (2009). Marx and organization studies today. In Adler, P. S. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations New York, NY: Oxford University Press
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Adler, P. S., Kwon, S. (2008). Community, Market, and Hierarchy in the Evolving Organization of Professional Work: The Case of medicine. In Muzio, D., Ackroyd, S., Chanlat, J. (Eds.). Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour London: Plagrave-Macmillan:
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Adler, P. S., Forbes, L., Willmott, H. (2008). Critical Management Studies. In Brief, A., Walsh, J. (Eds.). Academy of Mangement Annals
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Adler, P. S. Technological determinism. In Clegg, S., Bailey, J. (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies Sage: 2008
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Adler, P. S., Heckscher, C. (2006). Towards Collaborative Community. In Heckscher, C., Adler, P. S. (Eds.), The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (pp. 11-106):
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Adler, P. S. (2006). Beyond Hacker Idiocy: A New Community in Software Development. In Heckscher, C., Adler, P. S. (Eds.). The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy New York, NY: Oxford University Press (pp. 198-259):
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Kochan, T., McKersie, R., Eaton, A., Adler, P. S., Segal, P., Gerhart, P. (2006). The Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership, 2002-2004
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Adler, P. S. (2006). From Labor Process to Activity Theory. In Sawchuk, P., Elhammoumi, M., Duarte, N. (Eds.). Critical Perspectives on Activity Theory, Education and Work: An International Collection New York, NY: Cambridge University Press (pp. 160-193)
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Adler, P. S., Jermier, J. M. (2005). Developing a Field with More Soul: Standpoint Theory and Public Policy Research for Management Scholars. Academy of Management Journal, 48(6), 941-944.
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Adler, P. S. (2004). Skill Trends Under Capitalism and the Socialisation of Production. In Warhurst, C., Grugulis, I., Keep, W. (Eds.). Skill Trends Under Capitalism and the Socialisation of Production Houndmills, Basingstoke (pp. 242-260):
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Adler, P. S. (2003). Towards Collaborative Interdependence: A Century of Change in the Organization of Work. In Kaufman, B., Beaumont, R., Helfgott, R. (Eds.). Balancing the Interests: The Evolution from Industrial Relations to Human Resources and Beyond Armonk, NY: Sharp (pp. 353-399):
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Adler, P. S. (2002). Corporate scandals: It's time for reflection in business schools. Academy of Management Executive, 16(3), 148-149.
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Adler, P. S. (2002). Critical in the name of whom and what?. Organization, 9, 387-395.
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Adler, P. S. (2002). Market, Hierarchy, and Trust: The Knowledge Economy and the Future of Capitalism. In Bontis, N., Choo, C. (Eds.). Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge Oxford New York: Oxford University Press (reprinted from Organization Science, March-April 2001)
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Adler, P. S., Kwon, S. (2000). Social Capital: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. In Lesser, E. (Ed.). Knowledge and Social Capital: Foundations and Applications Boston:Butterworth-Heineman (pp. 89-115)
Liker, J., Fruin, M., Adler, P. S. (1999). Bringing Japanese Management Systems to the U.S.: Transplantation or Transformation? . In Liker, J., Fruin, M., Adler, P. (Eds.). Remade in America: Transplanting and transforming Japanese management systems New York, NY: Cambridge University Press (pp. 3-38)
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Adler, P. S. (1999). Hybridization of Human Resource Management at two Toyota Transplants. In Liker, J., Fruin, M., Adler, P. (Eds.), Remade in America: Transplanting and transforming Japanese management systems New York: Oxford University Press (pp. 75-116)
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Adler, P. S. (1999). Teams at NUMMI. In Durand, J., Stewart, P., Castillo, J. (Eds.), Teamwork in the Automobile Industry London: Macmillan (pp. 126-150)
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Adler, P. S. (1999). The Emancipatory Significance of Taylorism. In Cunha, M., Marques, C. (Eds.), Readings in Organization Science Lisbon, Portugal: ISPA:
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Adler, P. S., Lawler, E. E. (1999). Who Needs MBAs in HR? USC's Strategic Human Resource Management MBA Concentration. Human Resource Management , 38(2), 125-130.
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Adler, P. S., Landsbergis, P. A. (1998). Lean Production and Worker Health: A Discussion . New Solutions, 8(4), 499-523.
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Adler, P. S., Goldoftas, B., Levine, D. I. (1998). Stability and Change at NUMMI. In Boyer, R., Charron, E., Jurgens, U., Tolliday, S. (Eds.), Between Imitation and Innovation: The Transfer and Hybridization of Productive Models in the International Automobile Industry Oxford University Press (pp. 128-160):
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Adler, P. S. (1997). Review of: Laurie Graham: On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: The Japanese Model and the American Worker, and Terry L. Besser, Team Toyota: Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky. Contemporary Sociology, 26(6), 754-757.
Adler, P. S., Kochan, T. A., MacDuffie, J. P., Pil, F., Rubenstein, S. (1997). United States: Variations on a Theme. In Kochan, T., Lansdbury, R., MacDuffie, J. (Eds.), After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry Ithaca: ILR Press (pp. 61-84)
Adler, P. S. (1997). Work Organization: From Taylorism to Teamwork. Perspectives on Work, June 1997, 61-65.
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Shenhar, A. J., Adler, P. S. (1996). The Technological base of the Company. In Gaynor, G. (Ed.), The Technological base of the Company New York: McGraw Hill (pp. 4.1-4.17)
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Adler, P. S., Mandelbaum , A., Nguyen, V., Schwerer, E. (1996). Getting the Most out of Your Product Development Process. Harvard Business Review, (March-April), 134-152.
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Adler, P. S. (1995). Democratic Taylorism: The Toyota Production System at NUMMI. In Badson, S. (Ed.), Lean Work: Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry Wayne State University Press (pp. 207-219)
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Adler, P. S., Cole, R. (1995). Designed for Learning : A Tale of Two Auto Plants. In Sandberg, A. (Ed.), Enriching Production Avebury: Aldershot (pp. 157-178)
Adler, P. S., Mandelbaum, A., Nguyen, V., Schwerer, E. (1995). From Project to Process Management in Engineering: Managerial and Methodological Challenges. In Dasu, S., Eastman, C. (Eds.), Management of Design Amsterdam: Kluwer (pp. 61-82)
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Levine, D., Adler, P. S., Goldoftas, B. (1995). NUMMI: A Case Study. In D. Levine, Reinventing the Workplace: How Business and Employees Can Both Win Washington, DC: Brookings Institution (pp. 10-35):
Adler, P. S. (1995). The Dynamic Relationship Between Tacit and Codified Knowledge: Comment on Nonaka. In Allouche, J., Pogorel, G. (Eds.), Technology Management and Corporate Strategies: A Tricontinental Perspective Amsterdam: North-Holland (pp. 110-124)
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Adler, P. S. (1994). Review of: C. Berggren: Alternatives to Lean Production: Work Organization in the Swedish Auto Industry. American Journal of Sociology, 99(5), 1366-68.
Adler, P. S. (1994). Workers' Responses to New Wave Manufacturing. In Storey, J. (Ed.), New Wave Manufacturing Strategies: Organizational and Human Resource Management Dimensions London: Paul Chapman, 1994 (pp.226-245) (This is a modified version of my article in International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, 1, 1, 1991, pp. 33-54.)
Adler, P. S. (1993). The Learning Bureaucracy: New United Motors Manufacturing, Inc.. In Staw, B., Cummings, L. (Eds.), Research in Organziational Behavior, vol.15 JAI Press (pp. 111-194)
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Adler, P. S. (1993). Time-and-Motion Regained. Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb, 97-108 (reprinted in Robert Howard, ed., The Learning Imperative, pp. 255-276, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1993.).
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Adler, P. S. (1992). Managing DFM: Learning to Coordinate Product and Process Design. In Susman, G. (Ed.), Design for Manufacturability Oxford University Press (pp. 140-156)
Adler, P. S., Ferdows, K. (1992). The Chief Technology Officer: A New Role for New Challenges . In Gomez-Mejia, L., Lawless, M. (Eds.), Advances in Global High-Technology Management: Top Management and Executive Leadership in High Technology. vol. 2 JAI Press (pp. 49-66):
Adler, P. S. (1991). Capitalizing on New Manufacturing Technologies: Current Problems and Emergent Trends in US Industry, in National Academy of Engineering and the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. People and Technology in the Workplace, National Academy Press (pp. 59-89)
Adler, P. S. (1990). Managing High-Tech Processes: The Challenge of CAD/CAM. In Von Glinow, M., Mohrman, S. (Eds.), Managing Complexity in High-Technology Organizations New York: Oxford University Press (pp. 188-215)
Adler, P. S. (1989). Contributing author: Challenges and Opportunities for Manufacturing Engineers SME Technology Report, Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Adler, P. S. (1989). Technology Strategy: A Guide to the Literatures . In Rosenbloom, R., Burgelman, R. (Eds.), Research on Technological Innovation, Management, and Policy (vol. 4) Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (pp. 25-151)
Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1988). Automation and Work (in French). Revue Formation-Emploi, 5-25.
Adler, P. S., Borys, B. (1988). The Forest and the Trees: A Response to the Comments by Alain d'Iribarne (in French). Revue Formation-Emploi, 30-31.
Adler, P. S. (1987). Contributing author: Management of Technology: The Hidden Competitive Advantage, Washington DC: National Academy Press
Adler, P. S. (1987). Review of: P. Whalley: The Social Production of Technical Work and R. Sussman, Mechanics of the Middle Class. American Journal of Sociology, 93(2), 499-501.
Adler, P. S. (1987). Review of: P. Blackburn, R. Coombs, K. Green: Technology, Economic Growth and the Labor Process. Journal of Economic Literature, 158-59.
Adler, P. S. (1986). Rethinking the Skill Requirements of New Technologies. In Whittington, D. (Ed.), High Hopes for High Tech. University of North Carolina Press (pp. 82-112):
Adler, P. S. (1986). Review of: L. Hirschhorn: Beyond Mechanization. Academy of Management Review, 222-226.
Adler, P. S., Bowers, N. (1985). History vs. Segmentation: On Recent Labor Market Research (in Italian). Metamorfosi, 1, 235-264.
Adler, P. S. (1982). The Productivity Puzzle': Numbers Alone Won't Solve It. Monthly Labor Review, 15-21.