Flexible manufacturing systems in Britain and the USA

B. Jones, Peter Scott

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Abstract

Comparing a British with an American Flexible Manufacturing System highlights both differences in de facto and formal work organisation and the separate influence of overall management policies. Contrary to prevailing theories it is the practical resolution of these policies that either stifles or permits polyvalent, ‘autonomous’work-groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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