World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization

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World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization

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This book presents a bold and original reinterpretation of Western industrialization from the eighteenth century to the present day in terms of the interplay between flexibility and mass production. Drawing on extensive new research by a multinational and multidisciplinary team of scholars, the volume challenges standard views about the inevitable triumph of the large-scale, vertically-integrated corporate enterprise. In contrast, World of Possibilities highlights the plurality of forms of successful industrial organization, past and present, throughout the Western world.

  • An international team addresses a subject of major importance in contemporary economic and social history
  • Outstanding breadth of exemplification over time and place
  • Includes the most recent historical research

ISBN

0521495555

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Reviews

"...this book provides a powerful antidote to those narratives of industrialism in which the actor is merely a pawn in the larger sweep of history."
Bertram Silverman, Labor History

Disciplines

Economics | History | Industrial Organization | Labor History

World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization

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