The Japanese effect

Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing

By Rick Delbridge

Rick Delbridge analyses work and management in the manufacturing industry, and how Japanese labour techniques have been transferred to other countries.

He discusses the influence these techniques have had on the way work is organised in different manufacturing companies.

Delbridge argues that if the development of technology and management systems takes place in another country, in this case Japan, and is simply transferred intact to plants in the UK, managers in local sites may become less focused on innovation.

Helen Beasley

£35.00; Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199240434

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