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The Resource Forcing the future : cybernation and societal institutions, Bryn Jones

Forcing the future : cybernation and societal institutions, Bryn Jones

Label
Forcing the future : cybernation and societal institutions
Title
Forcing the future
Title remainder
cybernation and societal institutions
Statement of responsibility
Bryn Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is computerised production transforming work roles, as recent debates about flexible specialisation and post-Fordist manufacturing suggest? This book focuses on the key case of metalworking batch production in Britain, Italy, Japan and the USA. Looking at technological, political and social developments from a comparative perspective, it suggests that comprehensive factory principles never fully replaced workshop organisation. Drawing on empirical case studies of flexible manufacturing systems, Bryn Jones offers a new distinction between the bureaucratic bias of Taylorism and the product standardisation approach of Fordism, and questions whether computerised production is transcending Fordism. Instead of the often predicted models of deskilled, centrally controlled work, or a decentralised craft renaissance, he shows a greater likelihood of national variations between factory and workshop principles continuing into the contemporary age of computerisation
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Jones, Bryn
Dewey number
670.42/7
Index
index present
LC call number
TS157
LC item number
.J66 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Production management
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Production management
  • Flexibele productiesystemen
  • Productiemanagement
  • Dataprocessing
Label
Forcing the future : cybernation and societal institutions, Bryn Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47009569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511002502
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009569
Label
Forcing the future : cybernation and societal institutions, Bryn Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47009569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511002502
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009569

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