Creative Work Systems in Destructive Markets

Cambridge Centre for Business Research Working Paper No. 187

57 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2011

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Suzanne J. Konzelmann

University of London - Birkbeck College - Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Management and Organizational Psychology; University of Cambridge - Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Robert Forrant

University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Date Written: December 1, 2000

Abstract

In the US, corporate restructuring of financial and physical assets as well as work systems has been widespread. Our study examines the inter-relationship between ‘creative’ work systems and ‘destructive’ markets, using a sample of US manufacturing firms in the metalworking, jet engine production and steel processing industries.

Keywords: globalization, corporate restructuring, production flexibility, shopfloor participation, steel processing, metalworking, jet engine production

JEL Classification: D29, J53, J58, L61

Suggested Citation

Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Forrant, Robert F., Creative Work Systems in Destructive Markets (December 1, 2000). Cambridge Centre for Business Research Working Paper No. 187, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1930872 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1930872

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Robert F. Forrant

University of Massachusetts at Lowell ( email )

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