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Talking the Post‐Fordist Talk,...but Walking the Post‐industrial Walk

Robert D. Winsor (Loyola Marymount University, California, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 1 February 1992


Recent innovations applied to the design and management of production in the United States have been termed “post‐Fordist”, in an effort to distinguish these methods from those of large‐scale mass‐production characteristic of earlier decades. These efforts, however, may be vulnerable to criticism from both a conceptual and also a practical position. Specifically, suggests that post‐Fordist methods not only fail to live up to their ideological promise, but are inappropriate to our current “post‐industrial” state of diminishing manufacturing output.



Winsor, R.D. (1992), "Talking the Post‐Fordist Talk,...but Walking the Post‐industrial Walk", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 61-69.




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