Life on the line in contemporary manufacturing : the workplace experience of lean production and the 'Japanese' model (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Life on the line in contemporary manufacturing : the workplace experience of lean production and the 'Japanese' model

Author: Rick Delbridge
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a long tradition of ethnographic research in industrial sociology and management/labour studies, this text looks at the influence of Japanese management techniques on the way work is organized in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Delbridge
ISBN: 0199240434 9780199240432
OCLC Number: 411020347
Description: xi, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Contemporary Manufacturing and Workplace Relations ; 2. Researching the Shop-Floor: The Cases of Valleyco and Nippon CTV ; 3. The Process of Management Control at Nippon CTV ; 4. The Process of Management Control at Valleyco ; 5. What Do Workers Do? Patterns of Negotiated Order ; 6. Why Do Workers Do What They Do? Evidence of High Commitment ; 7. More than a Pair of Hands? Worker Involvement in what they Do and how they Do it ; 8. The Role of Organized Labour ; 9. Management and Labour on the 'New' Shop-Floor ; 10. A Reappraisal of Contemporary Manufacturing and the 'Japanese' Model
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highly detailed account ... a well crafted ethnographic account of shop-floor life. * Albert Mills, Organization Studies, 05. 21/3. 2000. * In the world of academic discourse, where researchers Read more...

 
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