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A Reappraisal of Contemporary Manufacturing and the ‘Japanese’ Model

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/9780198292333.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The first part of this chapter compares and contrasts the workplace relations of Nippon CTV and Valleyco and explores some of the reasons for these differences. In the second part of the chapter, ... 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


Why Do Workers Do what they Do? Evidence of High Commitment

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/9780198292333.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter explores some of the reasons for workers doing what they do, in order to explain why the situations at the plants are as they are. This chapter disaggregates some of the key dynamics in ... More


How Does Shared Capitalism Affect Economic Performance in the United Kingdom?

Alex Bryson and Richard B. Freeman

in Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226056951
eISBN:
9780226056968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056968.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the effect of shared capitalism in economic performance in the United Kingdom. It mentions that firms use various forms of shared capitalist pay together and often accompany ... More


Workers without Borders: Posted Work and Precarity in the EU

Ines Wagner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729157
eISBN:
9781501729171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book addresses the complexities of transnational posted work through three key topics. First, it examines how the de-territorialization of national models and employment relations systems opens ... More


Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: U.K. Evidence

Martin J. Conyon and Richard B. Freeman (eds)

in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092843
eISBN:
9780226092904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

For more than two decades, the United Kingdom has tried to encourage shared capitalist practices by offering tax advantages to firms that link pay to profits, provide company shares to workers, ... More


Capital and the Shifting Nature of Social Control

James Wolfinger

in Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702402
eISBN:
9781501704239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702402.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter states the book's aim to explore capital's quest to control labor over nearly a century. Beginning in the 1880s and ending in the 1960s, it tells a tale of workers and ... More


Menial Women and Model Workers

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 describes migrant women’s employment, highlighting objective work conditions and subjective attitudes toward work; relations with employers, clients and coworkers; and efforts to improve ... More


‘An Insurrection of Maids’: Domestic Servants and the Agitation of 1872

Jan Merchant

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the events of Dundee's maidservants' agitation in 1872. On the evening of 19 April 1872, a meeting of local maidservants was held in Mathers' Hotel, Dundee, which concluded with ... More


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