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Theoretical considerations of employee empowerment within computer integrated manufacturing production

Theoretical considerations of employee empowerment within computer integrated manufacturing... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Empowerment in Organizations Emerald Publishing

Theoretical considerations of employee empowerment within computer integrated manufacturing production

Empowerment in Organizations , Volume 5 (3): 10 – Sep 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0968-4891
DOI
10.1108/14634449710180260
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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.

Journal

Empowerment in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1997

Keywords: Autonomy; Computer-integrated manufacturing; Control; Empowerment; Organizational design; Systems thinking

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