Work Systems, Corporate Strategy and Global Markets: Creative Shop Floors or 'a Barge Mentality'?

17 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2004

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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

Frank Wilkinson

University of London - Birkbeck College

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.

Suggested Citation

Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Forrant, Robert F. and Wilkinson, Frank, Work Systems, Corporate Strategy and Global Markets: Creative Shop Floors or 'a Barge Mentality'?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=545383

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Robert F. Forrant

University of Massachusetts at Lowell ( email )

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Frank Wilkinson

University of London - Birkbeck College ( email )

Department of Management
London WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom

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