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The fractal Company : a revolution in corporate culture

Author: Hans-Jurgen Warnecke
Publisher: Berlin, Germany : Springer, 1993.
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This study describes how self-similarity, self-organization and dynamics are becoming the principal concepts from which the manufacturing corporation of the future will draw its models. It explores  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Jurgen Warnecke
ISBN: 354056537X 9783540565376
OCLC Number: 746907041
Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Survival in a Turbulent Environment.- 2. Manufacturing - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.- Changes through industrial revolutions.- The question of factory location.- Man and employment - aspects of sociology and ergonomics.- The division of labor - a feature of an efficient economy.- Why are successful businesses successful?.- Outlines of some approaches from the USA and Japan.- Cultural consequences are more serious than technical consequences.- 3. Organizational Design - a Key Component of Strategy.- More knowledge - less plannability.- Service in competition - we are all suppliers and customers.- Complexity and specialization.- Information as a production factor.- The factory of the future?.- Order and chaos - two complementary views of the world.- Structure formation through self-organization.- The world of fractals.- 4. The Fractal Factory - an Integrating Approach.- Definition.- The characteristic of self-similarity.- The characteristic of self-organization.- The characteristics of dynamics and vitality.- An old rule: simplify and maintain order.- Communication and information.- Goal-formation processes.- Navigation and control.- Management and the workforce.- Performance assessment and evaluation.- Working hours.- The way to the Fractal Factory - an exemplary case-study.- 5. A Glance into the Future.
Responsibility: Hans-Jurgen Warnecke ; translated by Maurice Claypole.


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