This book examines the dominance and significance of lean organizing in the international economy. Scholars from each discipline see lean production as positive or negative; the book blends theory with practice by sorting out these different academic views and revealing how lean is implemented in different ways.
The first part synthesizes academic research from a range of disciplines-including, engineering, sociology, and management-to present the reader with an integrated understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of lean management. The second part links this theory to practice, with a set of case studies from companies like Apple, Google, Nike, Toyota, and Walmart that demonstrate how lean is implemented in a variety of settings. The book concludes with three models, explaining how Toyotism, Nikefication with offshoring, and Waltonism provide full or less complete models of lean production. It clearly presents the positive and negative aspects of lean and insights into the culture of lean organizations.
With its rich interdisciplinary approach, Framing and Managing Lean Organizations in the New Economy will benefit researchers and students across a range of classes from management, sociology, and public policy to engineering.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Finally a comprehensive and balanced view of what lean production is, and not what it should be. It allows for understanding the phenomenon beyond the managerial fashion and provides well-established insights of the future worlds of production and work." - Tommaso Pardi, Laboratory Institutions and Historical Dynamics of the Economy and Society, France
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