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On the Shop Floor
Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output




ISBN 9780415279901
Published October 24, 2003 by Routledge
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

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