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Competitive Advantage on the Shop Floor

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HARDCOVER

$95.00 • £76.95 • €85.50

ISBN 9780674154162

Publication Date: 01/01/1990

Short

432 pages

7 line illustrations, 10 tables

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  • Introduction: Organization, Technology, and Value Creation
  • Part I: Theory and History in the Nineteenth Century
    • Theory and History in Marxian Economics
    • From Surplus-Value to Value Creation
    • Minders, Piecers, and Self-Acting Mules
    • More Than One Way to Spin a Mule
    • Spinning and Weaving to Industrial Decline
  • Part II: Competitive Realities in the Twentieth Century
    • The Persistence of Craft Control
    • Managerial Capitalism and Economies of Speed
    • Perspectives on the Twenties
    • The Challenge of Flexible Mass Production
    • Organization and Technology in Capitalist Development
  • Appendix: The Basic Analytics of Shop-Floor Value Creation
  • Notes
  • Index

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