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The Resource What machines can't do : politics and technology in the industrial enterprise, Robert J. Thomas

What machines can't do : politics and technology in the industrial enterprise, Robert J. Thomas

Label
What machines can't do : politics and technology in the industrial enterprise
Title
What machines can't do
Title remainder
politics and technology in the industrial enterprise
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Robert J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technological innovations
  • Organizational change
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing resource planning
  • Organizational change
  • Appropriate technology
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing resource planning
  • Appropriate technology
  • Manufactures
Label
What machines can't do : politics and technology in the industrial enterprise, Robert J. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. Bridging Determinism and Choice. The Power-Process Perspective. History Matters. Dissimilar Logics in an Organizational Context. Choice, Change, and Worldviews. Understanding Technological Choice and Change. Case Studies in Context. Research Methods. Site and Case Selection. Reporting Findings. Organization of the Book -- 2. Technology as a Power Tool: Technological Choice in an Aircraft Company. The Industrial and Organizational Context. The Aircraft Company. Case 1: The Flexible Machining System. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology. Case 2: The Robotized Assembly Cell. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology. Case 3: Shop-Programmable Machine Tools. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology -- 3. Between Invention and Convention: Technological Choice in a Computer Company. The Industrial and Organizational Context. The Technology
  • Choosing Between Technologies. The Official Story. The Unofficial Story. Between Convention and Invention. Building a Movement. Networking. An External Threat. Product Openings. Choosing Within the Technology. The Great Investment Bake-Off. Implementing the Technology. East Coast: From Slack to Stress. The Temp Solution. Back to Convention. West Coast: Lights On or Lights Out? Too Much Technology. The Cult of the Expert -- 4. Collaborative Change: Technological Choice in an Aluminum Company. The Aluminum Products Company. The Technology. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology. Up and Running. Hitting a Brick Wall. Communicating Across Boundaries -- 5. A Contest over Content: in the Auto Industry. The Auto Company. The Technology. Choosing Between Technologies. Corporate Control. Plant Autonomy. Union-Management Relations. Manufacturing Renaissance and Real Engineering. From Context to Content. Choosing Within the Technology. Contested Technology
  • A Language of Common Interests. Getting to "Yes" Implementing the Technology. Owning the Technology. Up and Running -- 6. Politics and Technology. The Limits of Technological Determinism. The Impact of Organization on Technology. Breaking Institutional Molds from Within. How Independent is Technology? The Limits of Social Choice. Whose Strategy? Whose Choice? Class Action? The Power-Process Perspective: An Elaboration. Purposive Structuring. The Political Hand. Technology Politics. Crossing the Bridge Between Determinism and Choice. The Politics of Innovation and Innovative Politics. Implications for Research and Theory -- 7. The Politics and Aesthetics of Manufacturing. Politics and Change. The Status of Manufacturing. Design [actual symbol not reproducible] Manufacturing? Knowledge and Power. Product and Process Reconsidered. The Search for an Aesthetic of Process -- Appendix 1. Talking Technology -- Appendix 2. Preliminary Coding Categories -- Appendix 3. Definition of Coding Categories
Control code
28025409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780520081314
Lccn
93015746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1581161
Label
What machines can't do : politics and technology in the industrial enterprise, Robert J. Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. Bridging Determinism and Choice. The Power-Process Perspective. History Matters. Dissimilar Logics in an Organizational Context. Choice, Change, and Worldviews. Understanding Technological Choice and Change. Case Studies in Context. Research Methods. Site and Case Selection. Reporting Findings. Organization of the Book -- 2. Technology as a Power Tool: Technological Choice in an Aircraft Company. The Industrial and Organizational Context. The Aircraft Company. Case 1: The Flexible Machining System. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology. Case 2: The Robotized Assembly Cell. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology. Case 3: Shop-Programmable Machine Tools. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology -- 3. Between Invention and Convention: Technological Choice in a Computer Company. The Industrial and Organizational Context. The Technology
  • Choosing Between Technologies. The Official Story. The Unofficial Story. Between Convention and Invention. Building a Movement. Networking. An External Threat. Product Openings. Choosing Within the Technology. The Great Investment Bake-Off. Implementing the Technology. East Coast: From Slack to Stress. The Temp Solution. Back to Convention. West Coast: Lights On or Lights Out? Too Much Technology. The Cult of the Expert -- 4. Collaborative Change: Technological Choice in an Aluminum Company. The Aluminum Products Company. The Technology. Choosing Between Technologies. Choosing Within the Technology. Implementing the Technology. Up and Running. Hitting a Brick Wall. Communicating Across Boundaries -- 5. A Contest over Content: in the Auto Industry. The Auto Company. The Technology. Choosing Between Technologies. Corporate Control. Plant Autonomy. Union-Management Relations. Manufacturing Renaissance and Real Engineering. From Context to Content. Choosing Within the Technology. Contested Technology
  • A Language of Common Interests. Getting to "Yes" Implementing the Technology. Owning the Technology. Up and Running -- 6. Politics and Technology. The Limits of Technological Determinism. The Impact of Organization on Technology. Breaking Institutional Molds from Within. How Independent is Technology? The Limits of Social Choice. Whose Strategy? Whose Choice? Class Action? The Power-Process Perspective: An Elaboration. Purposive Structuring. The Political Hand. Technology Politics. Crossing the Bridge Between Determinism and Choice. The Politics of Innovation and Innovative Politics. Implications for Research and Theory -- 7. The Politics and Aesthetics of Manufacturing. Politics and Change. The Status of Manufacturing. Design [actual symbol not reproducible] Manufacturing? Knowledge and Power. Product and Process Reconsidered. The Search for an Aesthetic of Process -- Appendix 1. Talking Technology -- Appendix 2. Preliminary Coding Categories -- Appendix 3. Definition of Coding Categories
Control code
28025409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780520081314
Lccn
93015746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1581161

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