Alternatives to Lean Production: Work Organization in the Swedish Auto Industry, Second Edition, With a New Introduction (Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Reports) (Paperback)

Alternatives to Lean Production: Work Organization in the Swedish Auto Industry, Second Edition, With a New Introduction (Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Reports) By Christian Berggren Cover Image
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The Swedish auto industry has developed a distinct production design and work organization, exploring alternatives to the assembly line and to the traditional shop-floor hierarchy, with a model of teamwork that increases independent decision making and elicits strong union commitment. Berggren evaluates in detail the reorganization of work within the Swedish auto industry from 1970 to 1990. In his introduction to the new edition, he explores the significance of Volvo's decision to close its two most innovative plants.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780875463179
ISBN-10: 0875463177
Publisher: ILR Press
Publication Date: November 30th, 1993
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Reports