Lean Work

Lean Work

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Examines the controversial Japanese model of lean production and its impact on work and workers in the global auto industry.In interpreting the causes of, and remedies for, uncompeti- tiveness, we challenge the lean production assumption that management is a ... more positively, we argue that American owned car companies have structural handicaps which are beyond management.2 This essay, ... The second section begins by demonstrating that orthodox productivity measurement techniques do not identify the causes ofanbsp;...

Title:Lean Work
Author:Steve Babson
Publisher:Wayne State University Press - 1995


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