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After Lean Production
Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry
"This book has two main strengths. First, its approach gives a sense of the texture and variety of the implementation of lean production, the forces that shape it in practice, and the alternatives that may be available. Second, the book's...
Alternatives to Lean Production
Work Organization in the Swedish Auto Industry
Democracy at Work in an Indian Industrial Cooperative
The Story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi
The authors tell the story of a democratic workers' cooperative that makes hand-rolled cigarettes, known as "beedis," in the unorganized sector of a fiercely competitive capitalist economy in India. For decades, beedi workers have been among the most...
In the Way of Women
Men's Resistance to Sex Equality in Organizations
Power and Paradox in Postwar Industrial Relations
The postwar miracle, says John Price, made Japan and its corporations the toast of the global village, with scholars across the United States pointing to Japan as the model for future enterprise. The economic bubble burst, however, in 1989, and Price...
The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex
Making Mondragón is a groundbreaking look at the history of worker ownership in the Spanish cooperative. First published in 1988, it remains the best source for those looking to glean a rich body of ideas for potential adaptation and implementation elsewhere from Mondragón's long and varied experience.
On the Front Line
Organization of Work in the Information Economy
The importance of customer service is widely emphasized in business today. This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the organization and dynamics of front-line work. The volume is based on a four-year study of over a thousand employees and...
Transnational Cooperation among Labor Unions
Organized labor faces enormous challenges in the increasingly global economy. The effect of multinational corporations, the portability of technology and capital, and lowered trade barriers in international commerce have all sparked widespread...