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Bennett Harrison (June 27, 1942 Jersey City – January 17, 1999, Brooklyn Heights) was a leading economist,physicist,astronomer,and writer. Among his academic appointments was professor of political economy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Research professor at Harvard University.
Bennett published a book in 1994, Lean and Mean, challenging a widely held belief that small and medium firms or businesses are responsible for the majority of economic innovation, growth and job creation. Economist Barry Bluestone joined him in writing this and other books in the 1980s and 1990s. The writers frequently wrote on deindustrialization.
- Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility Basic Books, 1994
with Barry Bluestone:
- Deindustrialization of America: Plant Closings, Community Abandonment and the Dismantling of Basic Industry Basic Books, 1984
- The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring And The Polarizing Of America Basic Books, 1988
with Marcus Weiss:
- Workforce Development Networks: Community-Based Organizations and Regional Alliances Sage Publications, 1998
- Bennett Harrison, 56, Urban Economist, Dies The New York Times
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