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Recent findings on organisational changes in German capital goods producing industry

Peter Brödner (Peter Brödner was formerly head of the Department Production Systems at the Institut Arbeit und Technik (IAT) – Wissenschaftszentrum Nordrhein‐Westfalen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany)
Erich Latniak (Erich Latniak is a Member of the Research Staff, at the Institut Arbeit und Technik (IAT) – Wissenschaftszentrum Nordrhein‐Westfalen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany)

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

ISSN: 1741-038X

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

This paper presents two basic approaches of generating innovation and improved business performance (so called “low road” and “high road” approaches) and describes organisational requirements which are likely when these approaches were applied. Based on these ideal types, empirical data are provided on recent changes of organisational structures and the use of human resources from two representative surveys in Germany. The findings indicate that there is only a limited range of organisational changes in the German industry.

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Brödner, P. and Latniak, E. (2004), "Recent findings on organisational changes in German capital goods producing industry", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 360-368. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380410535062

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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