'You monitor performance at every hour': labour and the management of performance in the supermarket supply chain

Kirsty Newsome, Paul Thompson, Johanna Commander

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Abstract

With reference to the performance management research agenda, this article focuses on the politics of production in food manufacturing and distribution companies in the supermarket supply chain. Burawoy's concept of ‘factory regimes’ is utilised to explore the broader context of labour process change in inter-linked organisations in the retail supply chain. The article examines the extent to which new despotic or coercive regime characteristics are emerging that weakens the power of both suppliers and labour. In revealing changes in the nature and dynamics of performance regimes within these organisations, the article exposes the connections and linkages between workplaces as distinct moments in the integrated circuit of capital.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Volume28
Issue number1
Early online date17 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Keywords

  • labour
  • management
  • supermaket
  • supply chain
  • performance management
  • routinised work
  • factory work

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