Lean Production As the New Division of Labor?

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: 415
RC30 Sociology of Work (host committee)

Language: English

This session examines lean production as a sociological phenomenon. For the most part, various forms of lean production have replaced Fordism and Taylorism as the dominant forms of the division of labor. This session includes positive and negative assessments of the increasing use of lean production in the national and global production division of labor.
Session Organizers:
Thomas JANOSKI, University of Kentucky, USA and Darina LEPADATU, Kennesaw State University, USA
Thirty Years of Lean Production: The Making of a New Managerial Ideology (Oral Presentation)
Christopher HUXLEY, Trent University, Canada

Lean between Practices and Ideology: the diffusion of a “World Changing Management Concept” (Oral Presentation)
Christian WITTROCK, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lean Production : An Erroneous Conception of Work ? (Oral Presentation)
Mélanie BURLET, ANACT, France

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