1st Edition

Productivity and Social Organization The Ahmedabad experiment: technical innovation, work organization and management

Edited By A. K. Rice Copyright 1970
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences.
    This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press.
    Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1958 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

    I: The Project and its Background; 1: Introduction; 2: Ahmedabad and its Textile Industry; 3: The Calico Mills; II: Concepts and Assumptions; 4: Task and Work-Group Organization; 5: Operating and Managing Systems of Industrial Organization; III: The Experimental Reorganization of Automatic Weaving THE SOCIAL REORGANIZATION OF A TECHNOLOGICALLY DISTURBED PRODUCTION SYSTEM; 6: Before Change; 7: Reorganization; 8: The First Results; 9: Follow-Up; 10: Later Results; 11: Interpretation and Conclusions; IV: The Experimental Reorganization of Non-Automatic Weaving; 12: A Non-Automatic Loom Shed; 13: Setting Up the Experimental Shed; 14: The Outcome of Reorganization; 15: Interpretation and Conclusions; V: The Experimental Reorganization of Management; 16: The Background to Management Reorganization; 17: Management in 1953; 18: Analysis of Textile Operations; 19: Establishing the New System; 20: Manning The New Structure; VI: Social and Technical Change; 21: Tasks and their Organization; 22: Systems and their Organization; 23: The Machine Culture; 24: The Management of Change


    A. K. Rice