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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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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
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2009 15:10
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 11:53

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