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dc.contributor.authorTurner, Lowell
dc.contributor.authorAuer, Peter
dc.description.abstractLean production, from Toyota, is said to be paradigmatic for future production organization in the auto industry. This article challenges that view. Case studies at auto plants in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden show a wide diversity of developing new work organization. Not only are there differences across countries, there are also substantial and persistent variations across firms and even individual plants. No single model of production is yet emerging from this diversity. Although there are common elements such as team and group work, just-in-time delivery, and "total quality management", the actual shape of new work organization depends on a variety of factors including industrial relations, training systems, and labor market conditions.
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Rainer Hampp Verlag. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectwork organization
dc.subjectauto industry
dc.subjectindustrial relations
dc.subjectlabor market
dc.titleA Diversity of New Work Organization: Human-Centered, Lean, and In-Between
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local.authorAffiliationTurner, Lowell: Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationAuer, Peter: Wissenschaft Berlin für Sozialforschung

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