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Partnership and the High Performance Workplace - Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry (Hardcover, 2005 ed.):... Partnership and the High Performance Workplace - Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Paul Stewart, Stephanie Tailby, Martin Upchurch
R2,525 Discovery Miles 25 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The promotion of workplace partnership in the high performance workplace has become central to policy debates on the 'modernization' of employment relations in British industry. This book provides critical insights into the dynamics of partnership by way of in-depth case studies of employee experience in an under-researched industry noted for its high concentrations of skilled workers and graduates. Drawing on rich interview and questionnaire data, the authors highlight considerable conflicts of interest in the development of partnership that derive from the competitive capitalist environment in which management strategies operate.

We Sell Our Time No More - Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry (Hardcover): Paul... We Sell Our Time No More - Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry (Hardcover)
Paul Stewart, Mike Richardson, Andy Danford, Ken Murphy, Tony Richardson, …
R2,078 Discovery Miles 20 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the story of struggles against management regimes in the car industry in Britain from the period after the Second World War until the contemporary regime of lean production. Told from the viewpoint of the workers, the book chronicles how workers responded to a variety of management and union strategies, from piece rate working, through measured day work, and eventually to lean production beginning in the late 1980s. The book focuses on two companies, Vauxhall-GM and Rover/BMW, and how they developed their aroaches to managing labour relations. Worker responses to these are intimately tied to changing patterns of exploitation in the industry. The book highlights the relative success of various forms of struggle to establish safer and more humane working environments. The contributors bring together original research gathered over two decades, plus exclusive surveys of workers in four automotive final assembly plants over a ten year period.

We Sell Our Time No More - Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry (Paperback): Paul... We Sell Our Time No More - Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry (Paperback)
Paul Stewart, Mike Richardson, Andy Danford, Ken Murphy, Tony Richardson, …
R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Out of stock

This is the story of struggles against management regimes in the car industry in Britain from the period after the Second World War until the contemporary regime of lean production. Told from the viewpoint of the workers, the book chronicles how workers responded to a variety of management and union strategies, from piece rate working, through measured day work, and eventually to lean production beginning in the late 1980s. The book focuses on two companies, Vauxhall-GM and Rover/BMW, and how they developed their aroaches to managing labour relations. Worker responses to these are intimately tied to changing patterns of exploitation in the industry. The book highlights the relative success of various forms of struggle to establish safer and more humane working environments. The contributors bring together original research gathered over two decades, plus exclusive surveys of workers in four automotive final assembly plants over a ten year period.

New Unions, New Workplaces - Strategies for Union Revival (Hardcover): Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Martin Upchurch New Unions, New Workplaces - Strategies for Union Revival (Hardcover)
Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Martin Upchurch
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days


This book makes a major contribution to the debate within the UK and abroad on the reality of workplace unionism in an era of change. Drawing on examples of union renewal, the authors present an historical overview, and compare the UK experience with contrasting international examples. It presents both qualitative and quantitative research to provide new and comprehensive evidence on trade union strategies.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203167392

Japanese Management Techniques and British Workers (Hardcover): Andy Danford Japanese Management Techniques and British Workers (Hardcover)
Andy Danford
R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Out of stock

Analyses the impact of 'Japanese-style' management techniques such as lean production, teamworking, kaizen ('continuous improvement') and business unionism on factory workers. Investigates different facets of the organization of the labour process and employment relations within fifteen Japanese transplants in South Wales, and systematically analyses the political process of emulation in a British brownfield plant. Emphasises in particular the impact of the restructuring of workplace relations on both individual groups of workers and Collective labour organization. Provides a penetrating insight into the reality of factory life in the 1990s, by incorporating descriptions of shop-floor observations, comprehensive quantitive data and revealing comments from different grades of shop-floor workers, office workers and management.

Japanese Management Techniques and British Workers (Paperback): Andy Danford Japanese Management Techniques and British Workers (Paperback)
Andy Danford
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Out of stock

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Partnership and the High Performance Workplace - Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry (Paperback, 1st ed.... Partnership and the High Performance Workplace - Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry (Paperback, 1st ed. 2005)
Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Paul Stewart, Stephanie Tailby, Martin Upchurch
R2,547 Discovery Miles 25 470 Out of stock

The promotion of workplace partnership in the high performance workplace has become central to policy debates on the 'modernization' of employment relations in British industry. This book provides critical insights into the dynamics of partnership by way of in-depth case studies of employee experience in an under-researched industry noted for its high concentrations of skilled workers and graduates. Drawing on rich interview and questionnaire data, the authors highlight considerable conflicts of interest in the development of partnership that derive from the competitive capitalist environment in which management strategies operate.

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