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Quality of working life in the automobile industry: a Canada-UK comparitive study

Lewchuck, W. and Stewart, P. and Yates, C. (2001) Quality of working life in the automobile industry: a Canada-UK comparitive study. New Technology, Work and Employment, 16 (2). pp. 72-87. ISSN 0268-1072

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Abstract

The paper examines the impact of lean production on indicators of the quality of life at work in the automotive industry and finds that it varies across companies and to a lesser extent between countries. The paper explains this by arguing that lean production seeks to impose new employment standards. This is a contested process where management's capacity to shift to new standards and labour's ability to protect its interests vary across workplaces.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7712
Keywords: working life, automobile industry, work, human resource management, comparitive study, Management. Industrial Management, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Strategy and Management, Management of Technology and Innovation
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
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    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2009 15:10
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 14:25
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7712

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