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Some Aspects about the Relationship between Productivity and Work Humanization


  • Gh. Gh. IONESCU

    (West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Romania)

  • Adina Letitia NEGRUSA

    (Universitatea “Babeş-Bolyai”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)


It is widely recognized that job dissatisfaction leads to a protest movement, directed generally towards technology and management. Job dissatisfaction was and still is determined mostly by dehumanizing the nature of work; work should be as natural as any other human activity. Starting with these modern concepts regarding the work’s nature, our study is aimed to be a historic and thorough analysis of the causes leading to work dehumanization, and as well a study of the main factors which lead to work humanization, following a slightly comparative perspective regarding the Japanese and American management, emphasizing the main developments in both management philosophies.

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  • Gh. Gh. IONESCU & Adina Letitia NEGRUSA, 2008. "Some Aspects about the Relationship between Productivity and Work Humanization," Timisoara Journal of Economics, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(3), pages 241-256.
  • Handle: RePEc:wun:journl:tje:v01:y2008:i03:a03

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    work humanization; motivators; American management; Japanese management;

    JEL classification:

    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • N12 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East


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