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The end of the end of good work? [electronic resource] : work organization or lean production in the Volvo organization / Guest editor, Dr. Terry Wallace.

Publication:
Bradford, England : Emerald Group Publishing, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (113 p.)
Series:
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. No. 8 ; v. 24.
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. No. 8 ; Vol. 24
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Subjects:
Organizational behavior.
Automobile industry and trade.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In recent years, assembly lines have been reintroduced in the Swedish automotive industry and, in many cases, have replaced those so-called alternative assembly systems which had their roots in the 1970's. This paper reviews and evaluates some explicit reasons given for the return to the assembly line. It also considers whether the decisions to replace alternative assembly systems with assembly lines may have been driven by other factors and mechanisms than those implicit in these arguments and, if so, what other factors could explain their reintroduction. There is also a discussion of which...
Contents:
CONTENTS; EDITORIAL BOARD; Abstracts and keywords; Editorial; Some considerations relating to the reintroduction of assembly lines in the Swedish automotive industry; The sustainability of teamwork under changing circumstances; The birth of the individualised team; Innovation and hybridization; Reconstructing the history of the main Volvo Tuve plant; Design or development? Beyond the LP-STS debate; inputs from a Volvo truck case
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Description based upon print version of record.
Contributor:
Wallace, Terry.
ISBN:
1-280-51566-X
9786610515660
1-84544-739-5
OCLC:
61394931