Inflexible Flexibility: A Case Study of Modularisation
A major feature of the current debate about work reorganisation and corporate restructuring has been a concern with the emergence of new sorts of relations between management and workers. These new relations have often been interpreted as exemplars of a wider process of transformation, involving major departures from earlier patterns of Fordist mass production (Sabel, 1990). However, other commentators have viewed such innovations more sceptically, suggesting that these developments have involved an often uncertain, contested and crisis-ridden recomposition of enduring class relations (Gough, this volume; Clarke, this volume).
KeywordsAssimilation Production Line Kelly Trade Unionism Ethos
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