On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu

On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu

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Examines American auto workers' performance and attitudes in Indiana's non-union Subaru-Isuzu plant, which employs Japanese management techniques.Life on the assembly line, whether operated under the Japanese model or under traditional U.S. methods, continues to be a monotonous grind. ... a key feature of the Japanese model is speedup and work intensification (Berg- gren 1992; Kamata 1982; Parker and Slaughter 1988). ... Trim installs virtually everything inside the passenger compartment except for the seats, carpet- ing, and steering wheel.

Title:On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu
Author:Laurie Graham
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1995


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