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Theoretical considerations of employee empowerment within computer integrated manufacturing production

Anne Marie McEwan (The CIM Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, UK)
Peter Sackett (The CIM Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, UK)

Empowerment in Organizations

ISSN: 0968-4891

Article publication date: 1 September 1997

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Abstract

Global business pressures have forced manufacturers to restructure design and production processes, adopting radically different management practices to gain competitive advantage. Employee empowerment continues to receive attention as a means of effectively appropriating and deploying human skills and knowledge. Employees are seen as critical components of the innovation‐led model of manufacturing which is evolving in response to unstable markets. This paper explores the concept of empowerment and conditions for its effective realisation in Computer Integrated Manufacturing production. Existing theory which underpins the authors’ view of empowerment is considered as a framework to facilitate further investigation of empowerment in Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

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McEwan, A.M. and Sackett, P. (1997), "Theoretical considerations of employee empowerment within computer integrated manufacturing production", Empowerment in Organizations, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 129-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/14634449710180260

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