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Assembling work : remaking factory regimes in Japanese multinationals in Britain

Author: Tony Elger; Chris Smith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Japanese manufacturing firms established in Britain have often been portrayed as carriers of Japanese corporate best practice for work and employment. In this book, the authors challenge these views  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Elger; Chris Smith
ISBN: 9780199241514 0199241511
OCLC Number: 762323595
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 375-392.
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-414 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: THEORETICAL ISSUES ; 1. Transplants, Transfer, and Work Transformation ; 2. The Japanese Model and its Implications for International Transfer and Work Transformation ; 3. The Internationalization of Japanese Manufacturing ; 4. A Model for Understanding Work Organization in the Transnational Company ; 5. Research Methods: The Strategy of Multiple Case-Study Research ; PART II: MANUFACTURING TRANSPLANTS: CLUSTER AND COMPANY ; 6. The Arena of Transplant Capital: Space and Locality Studies ; 7. Work and Employment Relations in the Large Assembly Transplants ; 8. Work and Employment Relations in the Smaller Component Sub-Contractors ; 9. Upgrading Production Regimes: R&D - the Apricot/Mitsubishi Electric Drama ; PART III: REMAKING WORK LIVES: THE SCOPE AND LIMITS OF COLLECTIVE AND INDIVIDUAL ACTION ; 10. Remaking Working Lives: The Scope and Limits of Collective and Individual Action ; 11. Managers and Workers: Collective and Individual Froms of Resistance and Acqueiscence ; 12. Conclusions: Transfer and Hybridization of Production Models: Lessons from Japaneses Transplant Research
Responsibility: Tony Elger and Chris Smith.
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'Elgar and Smith contribute to deepening our understanding of this issue through a close investigation of the ways and the dynamics in which Japanese companies construct the work organization and Read more...

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