Beyond Mass Production

Beyond Mass Production : Japanese System and Its Transfer to the US

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During the 1980s and continuing into the 1990s, more than 1,000 Japanese firms established 'transplant' manufacturing operations in the US. Many of these have been in mature industries like steel and automobiles, but many have also been in high technology industries as well. The success of these ventures is the result of the sweeping revolution in the organization of technology, work, and production that lies at the heart of the Japanese model of production. This book explores the rise of the Japanese model and provides a detailed examination of the processes which have brought about its transfer to the US. It presents new and original data on the extent of Japanese investment in both US heavy industry and high technology. It suggests that Japanese capitalism has developed a new world-class standard of production organization which is transferable and is in the process of being transferred to other advanced industrial nations.show more

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  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 38mm | 679.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings, tables
  • 0195071107
  • 9780195071108

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"Perhaps the most comprehensive examination of how Japanese industrial practices are being transferred to other locations...Beyond Mass Production makes a valuable contribution to researchers, strategists, and policymakers by describing new forms of organization that are relevant in many national contexts and are providing a base from which to ask new questions concerning the evolution of new forms of organization and the adaptation of established firms."--Academy of Management Review"An exceedingly good book and a vital contribution to the debates over the changing face of industry and the global economomy in the late twentieth century....A complete and mature work that is full of new insights."--Economic Geography"A book for managers, policy makers, strategists, anyone interested in the development of manufacturing and all those who resist change. Should be read from cover to cover and then passed on."--Manufacturing Engineer"Kenney and Florida provide an inside look at the Japanese automobile, steel, and rubber companies that are operating in the US. Based on five years of research, the book takes us inside the plants and illustrates the methods the Japanese companies utilize to achieve world-class products with an American labor force....Recommended for operations management professionals, scholars and students, and others interested in the operation of Japanese-owned manufacturing plants in the US."--Choice"The subject matter should be of interest to every manufacturing engineer and the book is well researched."--Manufacturing Engineer "Perhaps the most comprehensive examination of how Japanese industrial practices are being transferred to other locations...Beyond Mass Production makes a valuable contribution to researchers, strategists, and policymakers by describing new forms of organization that are relevant in many national contexts and are providing a base from which to ask new questions concerning the evolution of new forms of organization and the adaptation of established firms."--Academy of Management Review "An exceedingly good book and a vital contribution to the debates over the changing face of industry and the global economomy in the late twentieth century....A complete and mature work that is full of new insights."--Economic Geography "A book for managers, policy makers, strategists, anyone interested in the development of manufacturing and all those who resist change. Should be read from cover to cover and then passed on."--Manufacturing Engineer "Kenney and Florida provide an inside look at the Japanese automobile, steel, and rubber companies that are operating in the US. Based on five years of research, the book takes us inside the plants and illustrates the methods the Japanese companies utilize to achieve world-class products with an American labor force....Recommended for operations management professionals, scholars and students, and others interested in the operation of Japanese-owned manufacturing plants in the US."--Choice "The subject matter should be of interest to every manufacturing engineer and the book is well researched."--Manufacturing Engineer "Perhaps the most comprehensive examination of how Japanese industrial practices are being transferred to other locations...Beyond Mass Production makes a valuable contribution to researchers, strategists, and policymakers by describing new forms of organization that are relevant in many national contexts and are providing a base from which to ask new questions concerning the evolution of new forms of organization and the adaptation of established firms."--Academy of Management Review "An exceedingly good book and a vital contribution to the debates over the changing face of industry and the global economomy in the late twentieth century....A complete and mature work that is full of new insights."--Economic Geography "A book for managers, policy makers, strategists, anyone interested in the development of manufacturing and all those who resist change. Should be read from cover to cover and then passed on."--Manufacturing Engineer "Kenney and Florida provide an inside look at the Japanese automobile, steel, and rubber companies that are operating in the US. Based on five years of research, the book takes us inside the plants and illustrates the methods the Japanese companies utilize to achieve world-class products with an American labor force....Recommended for operations management professionals, scholars and students, and others interested in the operation of Japanese-owned manufacturing plants in the US."--Choice "The subject matter should be of interest to every manufacturing engineer and the book is well researched."--Manufacturing Engineer "Perhaps the most comprehensive examination of how Japanese industrial practices are being transferred to other locations...Beyond Mass Production makes a valuable contribution to researchers, strategists, and policymakers by describing new forms of organization that are relevant in many nationalcontexts and are providing a base from which to ask new questions concerning the evolution of new forms of organization and the adaptation of established firms."--Academy of Management Review"An exceedingly good book and a vital contribution to the debates over the changing face of industry and the global economomy in the late twentieth century....A complete and mature work that is full of new insights."--Economic Geography"A book for managers, policy makers, strategists, anyone interested in the development of manufacturing and all those who resist change. Should be read from cover to cover and then passed on."--Manufacturing Engineer"Kenney and Florida provide an inside look at the Japanese automobile, steel, and rubber companies that are operating in the US. Based on five years of research, the book takes us inside the plants and illustrates the methods the Japanese companies utilize to achieve world-class products with anAmerican labor force....Recommended for operations management professionals, scholars and students, and others interested in the operation of Japanese-owned manufacturing plants in the US."--Choice"The subject matter should be of interest to every manufacturing engineer and the book is well researched."--Manufacturing Engineershow more