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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: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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In a long tradition of ethnographic research in industrial sociology and management/labour studies, this text raises a number of important issues about the best ways to understand the complex and  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Delbridge
ISBN: 0198292333 9780198292333
OCLC Number: 767959280
Description: 1 online resource (XI, 232 Seiten) : Diagramme
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
Responsibility: Rick Delbridge.

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