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Title:
On the line at Subaru-Isuzu : the Japanese model and the American worker
Author:
Graham, Laurie, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
ix, 169 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780875463452

9780875463469
Format :
Book

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Central Library HD8039.A82 U646 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Graham (labor studies, Indiana U.) presents her findings as a participant/observer at Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, a nonunion Japanese automobile transplant in Indiana, drawing on covert records of her experiences and those of her co-workers to reveal how US workers respond to Japanese management strategies that center on work teams. She reviews the Japanese model debate, details aspects of the model such as worker selection, and relates her experiences with orientation and training at the plant. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


Summary

Examines American auto workers' performance and attitudes in Indiana's non-union Subaru-Isuzu plant, which employs Japanese management techniques.


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Library Journal Review

Graham (sociology, Purdue Univ.) worked in the Subaru-Isuzu nonunion plant near Lafayette, Indiana, for six months, keeping covert records of her experiences and those of her co-workers. Her book explains Japanese management strategies, which center production on work teams and emphasize output; it also takes on U.S. worker responses, worker/management cooperation, and coersion vs. consent. The work's seven chapters address topics such as the Japanese model debate, worker selection, orientation and training, the work setting, thinking like an associate, and working like a worker and depicts voices from the floor‘reporting what some of Graham's co-workers reported. A scholarly account that is particularly recommended for students and academics of contemporary labor and industrial relations.‘Joseph W. Leonard, Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Graham (sociology, Purdue Univ.) worked in the Subaru-Isuzu nonunion plant near Lafayette, Indiana, for six months, keeping covert records of her experiences and those of her co-workers. Her book explains Japanese management strategies, which center production on work teams and emphasize output; it also takes on U.S. worker responses, worker/management cooperation, and coersion vs. consent. The work's seven chapters address topics such as the Japanese model debate, worker selection, orientation and training, the work setting, thinking like an associate, and working like a worker and depicts voices from the floor‘reporting what some of Graham's co-workers reported. A scholarly account that is particularly recommended for students and academics of contemporary labor and industrial relations.‘Joseph W. Leonard, Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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