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Work and Employment Relations in Large Assembly Firms: ‘Good Enough’ Production Despite Problematical Employment Relations

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/9780199241514.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter compares two large assembly factories that implemented important elements of the Japanese production model and showed a continuing commitment to new products and investment by their ... More


Managing creativity and control of knowledge workers 1

Clair Brown

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter looks at the HRM (human resource management) and knowledge system dimensions of open innovation, highlighting the rising importance of externally-derived knowledge. It establishes a link ... More


West Innovation Implementation in Work Teams

Michael A. West

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that understanding the factors which promote creativity in a team is less important in applied settings than understanding the factors that promote the implementation of ideas ... More


Newcomer Innovation in Work Teams

John M. Levine, Hoon-Seok Choi, and Richard L. Moreland

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter emphasizes the social nature of newcomer innovation in work teams, focusing on the reciprocal roles that newcomers and oldtimers play in producing innovation. The analysis was based on ... More


The Process of Management Control at Nippon CTV

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter presents detailed research findings on the processes of management control at Nippon CTV. The chapter includes data on the nature of behaviour monitoring and surveillance at the plant, ... More


Age and Absenteeism

Pekka Ilmakunnas, Jan van Ours, Vegard Skirbekk, and Matthias Weiss

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores absenteeism using two different kinds of data. One is a unique data set of workers in a German truck assembly plant where the chapter identifies workers who work together in a ... More


Researching the Shop-Floor: The Cases of Valleyco and Nippon CTV

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter introduces the two case plants — Valleyco and Nippon CTV. The chapter briefly reflects on the choice of research method and the experience of ‘doing ethnography’. Valleyco, the ... More


More than a Pair of Hands? Worker Involvement in what they Do and how they Do it

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter considers the participation of workers in the organization and in the wider function of the production systems at the two plants. It discusses the impact of team working, quality ... More


Age and Productivity: An Analysis at the Plant and the Team Level

Pekka Ilmakunnas, Jan van Ours, Vegard Skirbekk, and Matthias Weiss

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents and compares results from two studies that analyse the same research questions with different data sets. The first study analyses data on productivity at the level of work teams ... More


Contemporary Manufacturing and Workplace Relations

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The main concern in this book is at the level of the workplace and with particular reference to the nature of workplace relations. It presents the findings of a detailed empirical study of the form ... More


Management and Labour on the ‘New’ Shop-Floor

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter describes the use of an ethnographic research method that explores how management seeks to implement JIT, TQM, and team working, to understand the role of labour in shaping these ... More


Country Cultural Differences in Acquisition Management 1

David Faulkner, Robert Pitkethly, and John Child

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601462
eISBN:
9780191743320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

In the period 1985–94, US, Japanese, French, and German companies accounted for the largest amounts of foreign direct investment into the UK, the main vehicle for which was merger and acquisition. ... More


Threading the Strands: Tensions and Possibilities of Team-Based Rapid Ethnography

Pat Armstrong and Ruth Lowndes

in Creative Teamwork: Developing Rapid, Site-Switching Ethnography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190862268
eISBN:
9780190862299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862268.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The final chapter identifies some critical lessons learned during an eight-year project. Many in the team had worked on large grants and/or on ethnographic studies. Developing a new version of ... More


Sound, image, Gabin: Duvivier and the 1930s

Ben McCann and Ben McCann

in Julien Duvivier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter will begin with an examination of Duvivier’s first ‘talkie’, David Golder (1930) and its central figure of the Jew. It will also discuss whether, consciously or not, Duvivier’s film – ... More


An Example of Coding and a Coding Exercise

Antony Bryant

in Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199922604
eISBN:
9780190652548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

An example of coding taken from the GMT literature, illustrating the roles and interacations between the doctoral student doing the coding, and the research supervisor offering insight and guidance. ... More


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