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SOSC 1000
Terry Conlin

June 13/13  Fordism and Post Fordism:  Fordism- a stage of capitalism based on mass production of industrial goods through regimented control of workers and a high degree of division of labour, this provides the basis for conditions of mass consumption, stable employment, collective bargaining, high wages, and social benefits  part of the post war compromise, it will characterize industrial relations during keynesian era  by 1975 fordism is turning into post fordism  1975-1976 post fordism new paradigm for labour relations  post fordism- a stage of capitalism characterized by flexible accumulation processes; these revolve around new management practices, flexible manufacturing, and flexible work arrangements  flexibility (key term in post fordism) in-3 forms-financial (always attempting to cut costs wherever possible; ex. reducing number of employees required to do the job) functional flexibility (always increasing efficiency...increase the efficiency of remaining workforce) numerical flexibility (non standard employment in the name of flexibility; phenomenal growth in contract employment/part time employment) Fordism Post-Fordism Worker Male bread winning Casual not full time; model; semi skilled; full flexible; unskilled; time; unionized young; female (esp. in developing world) Labour Process Assembly line; adoption A happy worker is an of scientific efficient worker; work management-doing the teams-make workers same thing over and feel like they are part of over again, time study; team; out sourcing thinking and doing are production-cut costs segregated, workers do wherever possible managers think Production Producing a Batch production; standardized product economies of scope not for a mass market scale Trade Trade in goods; issues Trade in services; involved were tariffs; disputes over non tariff firms focused primarily barriers to trade on domestic markets; focus on the gatt Firm Strategy To produce quality To market the brand;
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