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The Japanese Model and its Implications for International Transfer and Work Transformation

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter considers contrasting interpretations of the Japanese model and their implications for international transfer and work transformation. It compares accounts of Japanese production ... More


Tradition and Innovation at Fiat Auto

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides a brief outline of the Fiat Group's origins, business activities, and organizational model. Section 4.2 outlines a profile of the company by describing its main business ... More


The Roaring Twenties in Europe

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

‘Everywhere there emerged the centrality of America — whether loved or loathed — as the crucial term of comparison when the topic was building the future in any form’; the challenges of 1920s ... More


The Fourth Kondratiev Wave: The Great Depression and the Age of Oil, Automobiles, Motorization, and Mass Production

Chris Freeman and Francisco Louçã

in As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251056
eISBN:
9780191596278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251053.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The key inventions that led to the internal combustion engine, to the automobile, the truck, the tractor, and the tank, were made in Europe, but the innovations that led to the assembly line, to mass ... More


British Production Methods: The Evolution of Flexibility and the Failure of Fordism

Timothy R. Whisler

in The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the relationship between the British production system and Fordism (or ‘Fordist’ production). Between 1945 and 1970, British-owned firms incrementally developed an indigenous ... More


Henry Ford: The Blind Business Visionary

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter returns to the business world to look at Henry Ford, whose leadership inaugurated a qualitative leap from craft to mass production and gave rise to the term ‘Fordism’. It discusses how ... More


Welfare state capitalism and health

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the development of the welfare state from a political economy perspective. Initially, the emergence of post-war welfare state capitalism is examined, and subsequently ... More


Color Line and the Assembly Line: Managing Race in the Ford Empire

Elizabeth D. Esch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285378
eISBN:
9780520960886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285378.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between World Wars 1 and 2, the Ford Motor Company globalized its sales and production and, in the process, became an exporter of American race practices and what this transnational study calls ... More


Reinventing Vox Americana

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the major work of the most prominent literary critic and editor of the 1920s—Mencken's The American Language—in the context of the shift from juridical attempts to control ... More


Exploring Post-National Natures: Nature in the Shadow of the State

Mark Whitehead, Rhys Jones, and Martin Jones

in The Nature of the State: Excavating the Political Ecologies of the Modern State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199271894
eISBN:
9780191917608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199271894.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

From the beginning of this book we have consistently emphasized that our multi-faceted understanding of states cannot be simplistically equated with a nationally ... More


When It First Came Together in Los Angeles (1965–1992)

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A look at some of the dramatic changes that have taken place in Los Angeles since 1965, this chapter begins with a vigorous defense against eastern biases rooted in the concept of postindustrialism. ... More


Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Ramsay Burt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ungoverning Dance examines the work of progressive contemporary dance artists in continental Europe from the mid-1990s to 2015. Placing this work within its historical and political context—that of ... More


Control

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter opens with a discussion of Gilles Deleuze’s theorization of control societies and its relation to concepts of post-Fordism, neoclassical economics, immaterial labor, and attention ... More


Hard Times: Challenges and Responses

Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Richard Hyman

in Trade Unions in Western Europe: Hard Times, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644414
eISBN:
9780191756290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644414.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter identifies the main power resources which trade unions have deployed. It explores how changes in the world of work (‘post-Fordism’), in the relationship between national economies and ... More


Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor

Kit Hughes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190855789
eISBN:
9780190855826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores how work, television, and waged labor come to have meaning in our everyday lives. However, it is not an analysis of workplace sitcoms or quality dramas. Instead, it explores the ... More


Between Standardization and Serialization: Kenneth Burke, Fredric Jameson, and Radical Criticism in the Post-Fordist Era

Jason Maxwell

in The Two Cultures of English: Literature, Composition, and the Moment of Rhetoric

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282463
eISBN:
9780823286317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282463.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the odd status of literary and rhetorical critic Kenneth Burke within English Studies. It does so by examining a debate between Burke and Fredric Jameson that occurred in the ... More


American Sociology before and after World War II: The (Temporary) Settling of a Disciplinary Field

George Steinmetz

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter on American sociology between the early 1930s through the mid-1960s examines the shift from an epistemologically splintered discipline before World War II to a more hegemonized situation ... More


Proximity, Organization, and Culture

Meric S. Gertler

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233824
eISBN:
9780191916496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233824.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Since the late 1980s a growing number of geographers and other social scientists have chronicled the apparent rise of post-Fordist economic systems (Scott and Storper ... More


. Import/Export: Housework in an International Frame

Anca Parvulescu

in The Traffic in Women’s Work: East European Migration and the Making of Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226118246
eISBN:
9780226118413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter brings together the book’s argument about the category “women’s work” in the context of post-Fordism. The narrative basis for the chapter is offered by Ulrich Seidl’s Import/Export ... More


Globalisation and social exclusion

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers post-Fordism and post-industrialism theoretical approaches which have sought to make sense of the changes in the processes that have expanded the scale of global capitalism, to ... More


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