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The Foreman on the Assembly Line

1st Edition

By Charles R. Walker, Robert H. Guest, Arthur N. Turner


206 pages

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As part of a 1950s study dealing with various phases of the impact of mass production on human behaviour, this volume, originally published in 1956 and now a classic of its time examines the technological environment and the foreman within management, from the foreman's point of view. The book presents case-history material, but behind this presentation and controlling it are broad concepts, one of the most important of which is that of a technological work environment. The book relates its study of a segment in American industry to the borader challenges of human relations to work in the modern world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Foreman and the Principles of Mass Production 3. The Foreman and the Worker 4. The Foreman and Management 5. The Foreman and Production 6. The Foreman and Quality 7. The Foreman Meets Emergencies 8. A Foreman's Day 9. Profile of a Foreman 10. Mass Production and the Individual 11. Mass Production and the Group 12. The Problem in Perspective.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry

Originally published between 1956 and 1997, the volume in this set take the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments from the 1950s to the 1990s. They also analyse the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management relationships, examine the effects of automotion and technical change, the impact of fluctuations in the market for cars and wage trends. They discuss the car and its role in social, geographical and political change.

The volumes provide:

  • detailed surveys of some of the biggest post-war disputes and especially of trade union organization.
  • the experience of individual firms, such as Austin, Ford and Fiat.
  • comparative surveys of labour relationships in major car manufacturing countries such as the UK, USA, Germany and Japan.

And include:

  • material about the technology, design and production of cars and the ancillary fields of oil production, refining and road building.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Automobile Industry