ISBN-10:
0521572061
ISBN-13:
9780521572064
Pub. Date:
10/28/1997
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Forcing the Factory of the Future: Cybernation and Societal Institutions / Edition 1

Forcing the Factory of the Future: Cybernation and Societal Institutions / Edition 1

by Bryn Jones

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ISBN-13: 9780521572064
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Workshop Versus the Factory: 1. Introduction: explaining factory evolution; 2. Past production paradigms: the workshop, Taylorism and Fordism; 3. Productivity for prosperity: industrial renewal and Cold War politics; Part II. Technologies of Control: 4. Technological evolution and the pathology of batch production; 5. Numerical control, work organisation and societal institutions; Part III. Cybernation and flexibility: 6. The cybernated factory and the American dream; 7. An American deviant: FMS at Alpha; 8. Easy-peasy Japanesey: flexible automation in Japan; 9. Revolution from above: FMS in Britain; 10. The third Italy and technological dualism; 11. Conclusion: the struggle continues.

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