Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era: Fordism and Post-Fordism

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Description: According to one contribution to this two-volume collection on new management techniques like 'just in time' (JIT) and 'total quality management' (TQM) have 'given labor a central role. Countless contributions attest to the persistence if not of 'Fordist', then of Taylorist methods of work organisation, even where the prototypical assembly line has been replaced by 'cellular' or team-based forms of production; the latter an almost universal development. The centrality of profitability is summed up neatly in one by no means radical contribution on the 'interactive service sector', which concludes that 'employers exert control over the content and performance of ... jobs ... for very traditional reasons - sales, market share, and profit' McCammon & Griffin: 321, Vol.
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