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Publication date: 1 February 1973

Dave Birchall and Ray Wild

This paper presents a review and classification of reported experiments in job design. The study is confined, in the main, to published experiments directed towards the…

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This paper presents a review and classification of reported experiments in job design. The study is confined, in the main, to published experiments directed towards the improvement of the motivational content of blue‐collar jobs, and is intended principally to provide a reference source to those researchers or practitioners engaged in work in this field. Before describing these experiments, we shall briefly review the methods available to the job designers who seek to restructure jobs. Much has been written on the subject and for this reason our discussion will be brief, nor will we discuss the history or development of job design principles which is adequately dealt with elsewhere.

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Personnel Review, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 February 1987

This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb001307. When citing the…

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This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb001307. When citing the article, please cite: Ray Wild, (1983), “Decision-Making in Operations Management”, Management Decision, Vol. 21 Iss: 1, pp. 9 - 21.

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Management Decision, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 March 1978

RAY WILD

Engineering is important to the UK economy, and engineering education is ipso facto important. There has been a lot of debate over the last few years, but little action…

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Engineering is important to the UK economy, and engineering education is ipso facto important. There has been a lot of debate over the last few years, but little action has resulted. In a series of articles, Professor Ray Wild, Director of the Brunei University/Henley Administrative Staff College Special Engineering Programme brings together some views on some of the problems in that area, and some solutions. This first article sets the scene and gives a broad view of what is in the air. Later articles will deal with some specific ideas either just starting or about to go into action.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 April 1978

RAY WILD

In this second article, Ray Wild talks about one scheme which is tackling the problem of producing better engineers. He gives some of the background and details of the…

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In this second article, Ray Wild talks about one scheme which is tackling the problem of producing better engineers. He gives some of the background and details of the collaboration in which he is personally involved.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 January 1973

Ray Wild

Some factors which relate to manpower planning procedures will be examined briefly in the context of the selection, placement and retention of manual production workers…

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Some factors which relate to manpower planning procedures will be examined briefly in the context of the selection, placement and retention of manual production workers. The research studies cited for this purpose will be confined to those of which the author has first hand knowledge.

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Management Decision, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 March 1979

Ray Wild

Operations managers are responsible for the design and operation of systems for manufacture, supply, transport and service. They are concerned primarily with physical…

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Operations managers are responsible for the design and operation of systems for manufacture, supply, transport and service. They are concerned primarily with physical resources and their deployment, the nature of the operating system, and the development and use of appropriate strategies for tackling the problems associated with that system. Operations managers' decisions inevitably influence the nature of the organisation, the nature of the jobs in it, their interrelationships, and the manner in which the whole is managed.

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Personnel Review, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 April 1973

Ray Wild and Dave Birchall

Most of us have read and thought about job enlargement, job enrichment, job design and restructuring. Much has been said and written on these subjects, and perhaps we may…

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Most of us have read and thought about job enlargement, job enrichment, job design and restructuring. Much has been said and written on these subjects, and perhaps we may now be forgiven if we are somewhat confused by the differences in methodology, terminology, perspectives, etc presented by authors in this area.

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Personnel Review, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 May 1985

Ray Wild

The principal hypothesis of this article is that because of changes taking place in the nature of manufacture in industry, the type of engineers and managers required for…

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The principal hypothesis of this article is that because of changes taking place in the nature of manufacture in industry, the type of engineers and managers required for such work will also change.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 March 1974

Ray Wild

This paper summarises some of the points arising from a recent study of developments in mass production systems. The study conducted during 1972 and 1973, was concerned…

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This paper summarises some of the points arising from a recent study of developments in mass production systems. The study conducted during 1972 and 1973, was concerned with engineering mass production, in particular the mass production of relatively complex discrete items such as domestic appliances, motor vehicles, etc. The emphasis was upon assembly work, the primary objectives being to identify and evaluate present developments in order to assess their significance and to speculate upon future developments in the UK. Two principal but not mutually exclusive dimensions of development were identified, i.e. (1) largely behaviourally orientated action or changes designed to improve the form and content of the manual jobs required in such production systems, and (2) the reduction of the amount of manual work required through increases in mechanisation and automation. This paper is concerned only with the former type of development.

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Management Decision, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 June 1978

John Wallace

In earlier articles, you have learned from Ray Wild and Stuart Brown something of the origins of the Teaching Company Scheme, and some details of the Molins/Henley/Brunel…

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In earlier articles, you have learned from Ray Wild and Stuart Brown something of the origins of the Teaching Company Scheme, and some details of the Molins/Henley/Brunel venture with which they are personally involved. It is now my task to give you, so to speak, the ‘policy background’ to the scheme and an over‐view of how it is developing, and in view of the complexity I make no apology for some repetition. We are still in the experimental stage of a complex and dynamic situation in which the factors involved are ill‐defined, and their importance and relationships are not well understood. The scheme guided by the management committee must obviously be flexible to allow for opportunism and judgment, but within a corporate policy. Such being the case, the opportunity for criticism of its actions is immense!

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 10 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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