On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: The Japanese Model and the American Worker

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Cornell University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 169 pages
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As a participant observer at Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, Laurie Graham conducted extensive covert research. Her findings will interest all those concerned about Japanese management strategies, the auto industry, and the American worker's experience of lean production.
  

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Graham (sociology, Purdue Univ.) worked in the Subaru-Isuzu nonunion plant near Lafayette, Indiana, for six months, keeping covert records of her experiences and those of her co-workers. Her book ... Read full review

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Participant observation of the Subaru-Isuzu plant in Indiana as of its opening. Heavy on description, light on theory. Read full review

Contents

Worker Selection as a Mechanism of Control
18
Orientation and Training
36
The Work Setting
62
Bases of Control
94
Bases of Resistance
116
Voices from the Floor
129
Bibliography
155
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About the author (1995)

Laurie Graham's nine novels include The Future Homemakers of America and Gone with the Windsors. She lives in Venice, Italy.

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