In this study, Kunio Odaka discusses the complex attitudes of Japanese workers toward management, unions, work, and leisure. The results of his scholarly surveys indicate a trend toward the democratization of Japanese industrial management. In part, the book is a presentation of Odaka's belief in the necessity for greater worker participation in the decisions that affect their working lives, a belief that is indeed radical in the Japanese setting.
Towards Industrial Democracy
Release on 2017-09-22 | by Benjamin C. Roberts
Relations; A Top-Heavy Set-up; Trade Union Organization and Trade Union Presence Within the Firm; The Trade Unions and the Development of Industrial Democracy; Developments in the Field of Collective Bargaining; The Involvement of the ...
This study, first published in 1979, analysed the international trend towards "industrial democracy" in the industrial relations practices in Europe, Japan and the United States. The development of industrial democracy was occurring through the establishment of employee and union participation on boards of directors and, at the shop floor level, in the extension of the role and power of works councils. In other countries the main development was through collective bargaining methods on labor-management relations and management decision-making. The authors examine various countries and explore any highlights, lessons and ideas that might be transferable from one political and social context to another.
Towards a New Industrial Democracy
Release on 2017-10-03 | by Michael Poole
This title, originally published in 1986, explores the political and economic conditions of the 1980s, and reflects the world-wide interest in industrial democracy.
This title, originally published in 1986, explores the political and economic conditions of the 1980s, and reflects the world-wide interest in industrial democracy. Each chapter analyses the main adaptations in policy, theory and experimentation that have occurred in industrial democracy in the 1980s. In particular, the role of managers is examined in depth and detail, since these personnel have been responsible for a number of recent initiatives. The themes covered are vital for all those seeking new directions in the reform of modern industrial relations in the late 1980s and into the 1990s.
Industry s Democratic Revolution
Release on 2013-10-11 | by Charles Levinson
It took a Congressional inquiry into such tactics and a series of strikes in basic industries to compel employers to ... unpromising social and economic climate, had not only to move toward industrial democracy in the places of work.
Covering the role of trades unions and labour organizations in industrial relations, Industry's Democratic Revolution contains case studies from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and USA. Each chapter is authored by a President or Secretary General of one of the largest industrial unions from that particular country, which gives an unparalleled insight into the workings of unions and their participation in the key issues of industrial relations such as: * Productivity factors * Guaranteed wages * Union participation in management decision-making * De-centralization of industrial power * Policy research
Form and Content in Industrial Democracy
Release on 2013-07-04 | by F. E. Emery
If, on the contrary, men are extremely restricted by the need to earn a living, by censorship, or in other ways, then no formal arrangements for representation will create an effective democracy. 3. That the leadership is removable by, ...
Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1969 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
They argue for improved quality of work, for work democratization, and for the humanization of work. This book evaluates Norwegian field ex periments in the area of job redesign which started already in 1964.
Author: Joep F. Bolweg
Publisher: Leiden : Nijhoff Social Sciences Division
The organization of work is under critique in many industrialized countries. Bureaucracy, specialization, repetitive technology, and hierarchical control structures are criticized by politicians, trade unionists, and social scientists. They argue for improved quality of work, for work democratization, and for the humanization of work. This book evaluates Norwegian field ex periments in the area of job redesign which started already in 1964. Norway has therefore a lead in experience compared to most other countries, particu to the United States, where debates and subsequent experiments re larly volving around the quality of working life and the democratization of work started only in the early seventies. The Norwegian social scientists who left their academic bastions and started action research drew heavily upon the 'open socio-technical system' thinking as developed by the Tavistock Insti tute of Human Relations in London. This descriptive evaluation study ana lyzes the job redesign experiments from an industrial democracy perspective and places the experiments in their national political and labor relations contexts. Special emphasis is given to the actual and potential role trade unions can play in shopfloor job design projects. The industrial relations of the United States is generally used as reference point in this study. system The theory guiding the experiments regards work democratization through job redesign as a first step in a bottom-up process of organizational demo cratization.
The League for Industrial Democracy a Documentary History
Release on 1980 | by
Join the Leape for Industrial Democracy The League for Industrial Democracy is a membership society engaged in education for a new social order based on production for use and not for profit To this end, the League issues pamphlets, ...
On the contrary , union experience with cooperative and democratic organizations and unionists concern with the dignity of labour , are vital to the success of industrial democracy . Too often unionists have to run all - out to avoid ...
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-19 - Publisher: Harper Collins
In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. In the 1970s and '80s, Xerox Corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC. This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that
Authors: William Boone Bonvillian, Richard Van Atta, Patrick Windham
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-09 - Publisher: Open Book Publishers
The authors have done a masterful job of charting the important story of DARPA, one of the key catalysts of technological innovation in US recent history. By plotting the development, achievements and structure of the leading world agency of this kind, this book stimulates new thinking in the field of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-19 - Publisher: MIT Press
A behind-the-scenes history of computer graphics, featuring a cast of math nerds, avant-garde artists, cold warriors, hippies, video game players, and studio executives. Computer graphics (or CG) has changed the way we experience the art of moving images. Computer graphics is the difference between Steamboat Willie and Buzz Lightyear, between
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-07 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs