Individuals and their actions combine to create innovation, higher economic growth, more job opportunities, and better products. The process by which this occurs is explored in this comprehensive book for general managers and HR specialists. In order to develop a rigorous approach to designing organizations, Lazear simplifies and builds each idea carefully. As the book progresses, more elaborate perspectives are developed. It builds and cumulates tools from chapter to chapter and from section to section. By the end, general managers will have built a rich model of personnel and organizational design.