The Myth of PostFordist Management Work Organization and Employee Discretion in Seven Countries

The Myth of PostFordist Management Work Organization and Employee Discretion in Seven Countries Presents data from recent research examining work organization inseven countries. Addresses the question of whether the contemporaryworkplace is characterized by management practices which might be termedpostFordist, involving an extension of employee discretion andautonomy, or whether traditional practices of direct hierarchicalcontrol are more in evidence. Data suggests that the latter practicesare more likely to prevail in all of the countries examined despiteassertions in the literature that new, more flexible work arrangementsare transforming the old methods of production. Concludes with anevaluation of the opportunities which exist for the empowerment of tradeunion members at the workplace level under these circumstances. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Employee Relations: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

The Myth of PostFordist Management Work Organization and Employee Discretion in Seven Countries

Employee Relations: An International Journal, Volume 14 (2): 12 – Feb 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0142-5455
DOI
10.1108/01425459210012671
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Abstract

Presents data from recent research examining work organization inseven countries. Addresses the question of whether the contemporaryworkplace is characterized by management practices which might be termedpostFordist, involving an extension of employee discretion andautonomy, or whether traditional practices of direct hierarchicalcontrol are more in evidence. Data suggests that the latter practicesare more likely to prevail in all of the countries examined despiteassertions in the literature that new, more flexible work arrangementsare transforming the old methods of production. Concludes with anevaluation of the opportunities which exist for the empowerment of tradeunion members at the workplace level under these circumstances.

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Employee Relations: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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