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Life on the line in contemporary manufacturing: the workplace experience of lean production and the "Japanese" model

By: Delbridge, Rick.
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2011Description: xi, 232 p.ISBN: 9780198292333; 9780191684906.Subject(s): Industrial sociology - Great Britain - Case studies | Industrial management - Great Britain - Case studies | Just-in-time systems - Social aspects - Great Britain - Case studiesDDC classification: 306.30952 Online resources: E-book Summary: Much is stated and written about the new world of work but how much do we know about the contemporary workplace? What influence have Japanese management techniques (Just-in-Time Production and Total Quality Management, for example) had on the way work is organized in ‘transplants’, and more broadly in other firms and sectors? Have the systems and mechanisms of control changed radically in recent years, or are they much the same as they have always been? This book is in a long tradition of ethnographic research in industrial sociology and management/labour studies. Not only does it offer rich empirical data on the lived reality of work and a management practice that may share little in common with that found in the textbooks, it also raises a number of important issues about the best ways to understand the complex and changing nature of work. (http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.001.0001/acprof-9780198292333)
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Much is stated and written about the new world of work but how much do we know about the contemporary workplace? What influence have Japanese management techniques (Just-in-Time Production and Total Quality Management, for example) had on the way work is organized in ‘transplants’, and more broadly in other firms and sectors? Have the systems and mechanisms of control changed radically in recent years, or are they much the same as they have always been? This book is in a long tradition of ethnographic research in industrial sociology and management/labour studies. Not only does it offer rich empirical data on the lived reality of work and a management practice that may share little in common with that found in the textbooks, it also raises a number of important issues about the best ways to understand the complex and changing nature of work.
(http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.001.0001/acprof-9780198292333)

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