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Title Fordism and flexibility : divisions and change / edited by Nigel Gilbert, Roger Burrows, and Anna Pollert
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992


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Description xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Fordism, Post-Fordism and Economic Flexibility / Roger Burrows, Nigel Gilbert and Anna Pollert -- Pt. I. Historical and Theoretical Critiques. 2. What in the F -- 's Name is Fordism / Simon Clarke. 3. Where's the Value in 'Post-Fordism'? / Jamie Gough -- Pt. II. Locality Studies. 4. Labour Market Change and the Organisation of Work / Al Rainnie and David Kraithman. 5. Flexibility in Britain during the 1980s: Recent Empirical Evidence / Roger Penn -- Pt. III. Industrial Case Studies. 6. Inflexible Flexibility: A Case Study of Modularisation / Tony Elger and Peter Fairbrother. 7. Management Control and a New Regime of Subordination: Post-Fordism and the Local Economy / Philip Garrahan and Paul Stewart. 8. Gender, Technology and Flexibility in the UK Mail Order Industry / Steven Leman -- Pt. IV. New Patterns of Employment. 9. Older Worker Employment: Change and Continuity in the 1980s / Bernard Casey and Frank Laczko
Summary "That the 1980s were a decade of significant economic change is not in any doubt. However, how best to interpret these changes has become a source of much controversy. Three related concepts have recently emerged around which there has been a dramatic crystallization: Fordism, post-Fordism, and, supposedly linking the two, various manifestations of economic flexibility. There has been, it is suggested, a profound change in the labor process towards the "flexible worker" and in the labour market towards a "flexible workforce"." "Three approaches to explain these changes are especially important and provide the major focus for this book: Marxist regulation theory; the notion of flexible specialization associated with the "new" institutional economics; and the model of the flexible firm derived from the managerialist literature. In the book, the diverse claims made by these three approaches are subject to empirical and theoretical investigation and their wider implications are examined in relation to emerging patterns of work in advanced societies."--Jacket
Analysis Industrial Great Congresses
Labor Great Congresses
Notes Presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference, held Apr. 1990, at the University of Surrey
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-195) and indexes
Subject Industrial management -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Industrial management -- Great Britain.
Industrial sociology -- Great Britain.
Industrial sociology -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Labor -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Labor -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Burrows, Roger, 1962-
Gilbert, G. Nigel.
Pollert, Anna.
British Sociological Association. Conference (1990 : University of Surrey)
LC no. 91023419
ISBN 0312068719