Lean and Mean
IN THIS SUMMARY
According to Lean and Mean, contrary to popular myth, small firms are not driving economic growth and creating the most new jobs. Rather, it is the concentrated, powerful business enterprises that remain the dominating force in the emerging global economy. Evidence shows that small firms tend systematically to pay lower wages, offer fewer and less ample benefits, provide less job stability, and are more likely to undermine the health and safety of their employees and the quality of their physical environments. These organizations are usually dependent on the larger firms for markets, financial aid, and access to political circles.