Quality of working life in the automobile industry: a Canada-UK comparitive study

W. Lewchuck, P. Stewart, C. Yates

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Abstract

The paper examines the impact of lean production on indicators of the quality of life at work in the automotive industry and finds that it varies across companies and to a lesser extent between countries. The paper explains this by arguing that lean production seeks to impose new employment standards. This is a contested process where management's capacity to shift to new standards and labour's ability to protect its interests vary across workplaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-87
Number of pages15
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • working life
  • automobile industry
  • work
  • human resource management
  • comparitive study

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