Cycles of production: from assembly lines to cells to assembly lines in the Volvo Cab Plant

Wallace, T. (2008) Cycles of production: from assembly lines to cells to assembly lines in the Volvo Cab Plant. New Technology, Work and Employment, 23 (1-2). pp. 111-124. ISSN 1468-005X DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2008.00206.x

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Abstract

This paper analyses changes in work organisation at the Volvo Cab Plant in Umeå, Sweden in order to identify those contingent elements that impact upon the choices made in selecting specific production technologies. It suggests that managerial decision making is not necessarily located within rational or business enhancement paradigms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Business and Management
Date Deposited: 06 May 2010 14:59
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/270

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