Management Lessons for Information Age Leaders from an Industrial Age Strike

By Frank Fletcher.

Published by Knowledge Management: An International Journal

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Between January and March of 1912, the “Bread and Roses” strike in the textile center of Lawrence, Massachusetts, captured the attention of the nation. While the strike was sparked by a decrease in pay; the issues of the strike were more complex and entailed conflict over economic power, working conditions, workplace dignity, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. This paper considers those issues both from a historical and current perspective identifying lessons that organizational leaders can use today.

Keywords: Management, Economic Power, Working Conditions, Workplace Dignity, Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility

Knowledge Management: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.47-57. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 363.002KB).

Dr. Frank Fletcher

Professor and Chair, Business Division, Midway College, Midway, Kentucky, USA

Professor Frank Fletcher is currently Chair of the Business Division at Midway College in Midway, KY and has held that position since 2003.