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Author Lepadatu, Darina, author.

Title Framing and managing lean organizations in the new economy / Darina Lepadatu and Thomas Janoski
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Tables -- Figures -- Boxes -- Abbreviations -- Japanese and German Terms -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- Part I Theories of Lean Production -- 2 The Management and Industrial Engineering Approaches to Lean Production -- 3 Social Science, Critical, and Socio-Technical Approaches to Lean Production -- 4 The Labor and Employee Relations and Human Resources Perspectives: Balancing Employer and Worker Interests
10 Comparing and Synthesizing Lean Models and Exploring Lean Politics -- 11 Conclusion: What the New Divisions of Labor Mean -- References -- Subject Index -- Name Index
5 The Wider Sweep of Global Lean Production: Diversified Quality Production, Models of Production, and State-Led Capitalism -- Part II Models of Lean Production -- 6 The Leaders in the Field of Lean Production: Toyota and Honda from Japan to the World -- 7 The Emergence of Semi-Lean Production: Ford Motor Company, the Nissan Corporation, and McDonald's -- 8 Creative Teams at Home and Fordism Abroad: Design and Production at Nike, Apple, and Google -- 9 High-Powered Merchandizing as a Special Case of Lean: Walmart, Costco, and Amazon -- Part III Syntheses and Conclusions
Summary "This book examines the dominance and significance of lean organizing in the international economy. Scholars from each discipline see lean production as positive or negative; the book blends theory with practice by sorting out these different academic views and revealing how lean is implemented in different ways. The first part synthesizes academic research from a range of disciplines-including, engineering, sociology, and management-to present students with an integrated understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of lean management. The second part links this theory to practice, with a set of case studies from companies like Apple, Nike, Toyota, and Walmart that demonstrate how lean is implemented in a variety of settings. The book concludes with three models, explaining how Toyotism, Nikefication with offshoring, and Waltonism provide full or less complete models of lean production. It clearly presents the positive and negative aspects of lean and insights into the culture of lean organizations. With its rich interdisciplinary approach, Framing and Managing Lean Organizations in the New Economy will benefit students across a range of classes from management, sociology, and public policy to engineering"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Darina Lepadatu is Professor of Sociology and International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University in metro Atlanta, USA and the current President of the Georgia Sociological Association. Thomas Janoski is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, and has taught at the University of California-Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in Sociology, and Duke University, where he helped create the highly successful Program in Management and Marketing Studies
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Subject Lean manufacturing -- Management
Organizational effectiveness.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
Organizational effectiveness.
TECHNOLOGY / Manufacturing
Form Electronic book
Author Janoski, Thomas, author.
LC no. 2019043716
ISBN 1351015125