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Computer-aided manufacturing and women's employment : the clothing industry in four EC countries

Author: Swasti Mitter; Anneke van Luijken; Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Education.
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992.
Series: Springer series on artificial intelligence and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the experiences of four major EC countries, this book documents the way computer technology has changed the pattern of women's work in the manufacturing sector.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongreß
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Computer-aided manufacturing and women's employment.
London ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992
(OCoLC)555496459
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Swasti Mitter; Anneke van Luijken; Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Education.
ISBN: 3540196560 9783540196563 0387196560 9780387196565
OCLC Number: 23731482
Notes: "Collection of papers that were initially prepared for an EC-funded workshop at Brighton Polytechnic in February 1988"--Page [v].
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Section I. Introduction.- 1. Introduction.- Section II. The Context.- 2. Reconfiguration of the Market and the Use of Computerised Technology.- Section III. Human-Centred Technology.- 3. On Using Women as Resources: Italian Unions' Strategies Towards Information Technology and New Organisation of Work.- 4. Taylorism or Human-Centred Technology? Evaluating Alternative Paths of Technology in Germany.- Section IV. Organisational Innovations and the Use of Women's Tacit Knowledge.- 5. Benetton Italy: Beyond Fordism and Flexible Specialisation. The Evolution of the Network Firm Model.- 6. Homeworking in Italy in the Age of Computer Technology.- 7. Pronta Moda: The New Business Ventures for Women in Italy.- 8. New Openings for Women in the UK: Design and Craft for Computer-Aided Retailing.- Section V. At the Margin of New Technology.- 9. Technological Gradualism and Minority Women: A Case Study of the British and German Clothing Industries.- 10. An Aspect of Informalisation of Women's Work in a High-Tech Age: Turkish Sweatshops in the Netherlands.- Section VI. New Technology and the Internationalisation of Production.- 11. Technical Developments and Internationalisation of the German Clothing and Knitwear Industry.- 12. Computer-aided Technology and an Emerging International Division of Labour: Prospects for Women.- 13. Rationalisation and Internationalisation of Clothing Firms in the Netherlands: The Case of van Winkel Fashions Company in Budel.- Section VII. On Giving Access to Women.- 14. Why do Women Organise Through Trade Unions in Germany?.- 15. Empowerment or Escape? Technical Training for Homeworkers in Britain.- 16. The Role of Local Intervention: Choices and Agencies for Change.- Section VIII. Some Conclusions.- 17. Restructuring for 1992: Training Women to Meet Shortfalls in Technical and Managerial Skills.- Appendices. Supplementary Material on the Clothing Industries.- Appendix 1. The EC.- Appendix 2. Germany.- Appendix 3. Italy.- Appendix 4. The Netherlands.- Appendix 5. The United Kingdom.
Series Title: Springer series on artificial intelligence and society.
Responsibility: Swasti Mitter, ed., for the Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs, and Education of the European Communities, June 1990 ; with assistance from Anneke van Luijken.

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