The 1980s was a decade of far reaching change in the relations between management and the workforce. Flexibility can no longer be considered a ‘flash in the pan’, while the ‘Japanisation’ of production is probably the most influential concept since Fordism. Combining these two elements has enabled employers to introduce whole packages for the organisation of work and production where quality of product and process are no longer considered optional, rather a pre‐requisite for firms competing on a global scale.
McArdle, L., Hassard, J., Forrester, P. and Proctor, S. (1991), "The Changing Face of Industrial Democracy: Evidence from the UK Electronics Industry", Management Research News, Vol. 14 No. 10, pp. 35-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb028186Download as .RIS
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