On the Shop Floor: Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

On the Shop Floor

Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output, 1st Edition

By T. Lupton

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220 pages

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Lupton's empirical study used real work groups rather than experimental groups working in post-war factories in Britain to arrive at a more sympathetic and informed appreciation of the reasoning behind the positions adopted by workers in their dealings with management, compared with the more management-oriented view of the American Hawthorne experiments.

Table of Contents

I. The Problem

II. The Workshop at the Wye Garment Company

III. Norms, Expectations, Output and Earnings

IV. 'Sociable' Groupings in Workroom X

V. Conflict and Co-operation

VI. Conclusion (Wye Garment Case Study)

VII. Jay's Electrical Components. The Industry and the Firm

VIII. People and Production in the Small Transformer Section

IX. The Method of Wage Payment at Jay's

X. Norms, Expectations and Performance

XI. Output and Earnings

XII. Conclusion (Jay's Case Study)

XIII. General Conclusion

Appendix I

References

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS082000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General