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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


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

Rick Delbridge

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Much is stated and written about the new world of work but how much do we know about the contemporary workplace? What influence have Japanese management techniques (Just-in-Time Production and Total ... 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


Reengineering JPL

Peter J. Westwick

in Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes a new mode that emerged in the 1990s that required JPL to increase productivity—a mode referred to as faster-better-cheaper. Amid layoffs and problems with cost control, lab ... More


Technê-Zen and the Spiritual Quality of Global Capitalism

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the notion of technê-Zen: a discourse premised on the supposed commensurability and mutual determination of Zen Buddhism (including all of its related Taoist notions and ... More


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