Latest Publication: Turbulence

Turbulence investigates the experiences at all levels of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) during 10 years of dramatic organizational change. Workers and managers contended with repeated downsizing, shifting corporate culture, new roles for women, outsourcing, mergers, lean production, and rampant technological…

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Leon Grunberg, Professor and Chair, Sociology & Anthropology

Read the latest reviews for Turbulence:  Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers


". . . a meticulous and illuminating case study of the nation's largest manufacturing exporter... Required reading for anyone at a major American corporation, especially in top management"--The New York Times

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"a must read. . . well-written and show[ing] a firm grasp of both the aviation business and the competitive forces pushing Boeing management to act as they did."--The Seattle Times

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