The Post-Mass Production Factory

  • Alexander C. Tsigkas
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


In the post-mass production enterprise the separation between mental and manual labour is evaporating. Instead of bourgeois ideology, autonomating activity of new knowledge creation will prevail as a new form of a new means of production. The meta-capitalist mode of production will be based on the principle of unite and learn instead of divide and rule a characteristic of a mass production economy. The meta-capitalist enterprise will consist of communities of citizens cooperating to produce goods and services of personal value. In this way knowledge becomes the catalyst in value creation. Such a community is called a value adding community.


Manual Labour Operation Management Mass Customization Dominant Ideology Capitalist Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander C. Tsigkas
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  1. 1.Production Engineering and ManagementDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece

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