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The Cambridge International Handbook of Lean Production
Diverging Theories and New Industries around the World

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Thomas Janoski, Darina Lepadatu, Katsuki Aoki, Richard Schonberger, John Paul MacDuffie, Andrea Signorelli, Chris Smith, Matt Vidal, Michael Abbot McGinnis, William R. Cooper, David M. Parsley Tommaso Pardi, James Morgan, Durward Sobek II, Roy Andersson, John Toussaint, Kenneth Grady, Pär Åhlström, Niklas Modig, Jean Cunningham, Mary Poppendieck, Timo Anttila, Tomi Oinas, Armi Mustosmäki, Byoung-Hoon Lee, James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, Michael Krzywdzinski, Michael Ballé, Godefroy Beauvallet, Florian Magnani, Lu Zhang, Reynold James, Jorge Carrillo, Redi Gomis and Elena Shulzhenko
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  • Date Published: March 2021
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108424318

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  • This handbook focuses on two sides of the lean production debate that rarely interact. On the one hand, management and industrial engineering scholars have presented a positive view of lean production as the epitome of efficiency and quality. On the other hand, sociology, industrial relations, and labor relations scholars focus on work speedups, management by stress, trade union positions, and self-exploitation in lean teams. The editors of this volume understand the merits of both views and present them accordingly, bridging the gaps among five disciplines and presenting the best of each perspective. Chapters by internationally acclaimed authors examine the positive, negative and neutral possible effects of lean, providing a global view of lean production while adjusting lean to the cultural and political contexts of different nation-states. As the first multi-lens view of lean production from academic and consultant perspectives, this volume charts a way forward in the world of work and management in our global economy.

    • Provides an interdisciplinary and multi-industry approach to lean production as the new division of labor
    • Explains how cultural differences around the world affect lean implementation
    • Offers vital insights to academics in management and the social sciences as well as managers, labor leaders, and workers
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    Awards

    • Winner, 2021 Best Book Award, International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSI)

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    • Date Published: March 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108424318
    • length: 688 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 181 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Lean Production as the Dominant Division of Labor: Theories, Industries and National Contexts Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu
    Part I. Theories Of Lean Production:
    2. Lean Production from the View of Management Theory: Functional, Critical and Paradox Approaches Katsuki Aoki
    3. Lean Production-Perspectives from its Primary Caretaker: Industrial Engineering Richard Schonberger
    4. The Industrial Relations Perspective on Lean Systems and Unions John Paul MacDuffie
    5. Contested Views of Lean Production from the Social Sciences Perspective Thomas Janoski, Darina Lepadatu and Andrea Signorelli
    6. The Labor Process Theory Critique of Lean Production Chris Smith and Matt Vidal
    Part II. Lean Production Across Industries:
    7. Challenges to Lean Implementation from a True Lean Perspective (TPS) Michael Abbot McGinnis, William R. Cooper and David M. Parsley
    8. Varieties of Lean Production in the Auto Industry Tommaso Pardi
    9. The Innovation Process and Impact of New Technologies on Lean Production James Morgan and Durward Sobek II
    10. Lean Production in the Telecommunications Industry Roy Andersson
    11. Evidence-Based Services and Lean in Hospitals and Service Industries John Toussaint
    12. The Adoption of Lean Thinking by Legal Services Providers Kenneth Grady
    13. The Implementation of Lean Production in Government Pär Åhlström and Niklas Modig
    14. Mass Merchandizing and Lean Production at Walmart, Costco and Amazon Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu
    15. Lean Management Systems and the Use of Financial Information Jean Cunningham
    16. Lean Production and Quality Control in Software and Programming Mary Poppendieck
    Part III. Lean Production Around The World:
    17. Lean in Europe and the US – A New Dominant Division of Labor? Timo Anttila, Tomi Oinas and Armi Mustosmäki
    18. The Implementation of Lean Production in Korea Byoung-Hoon Lee
    19. Transferring Lean to North America James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
    20. Lean Production in the United Kingdom Daniel T. Jones
    21. Strong Alternative Models and Lean Production in Germany Michael Krzywdzinski
    22. Tricolore: Traditionalists, Taylorists and Toyotism and the Historical Perspective of Lean in France Michael Ballé, Godefroy Beauvallet and Florian Magnani
    23. The Partial Implementation of Lean Production in China Lu Zhang
    24. Lean or Fordist Processes in India and Australia Reynold James
    25. The Four Stages of Lean in Mexico Jorge Carrillo and Redi Gomis
    26. Lean Production in former Communist Russia Elena Shulzhenko.

  • Editors

    Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky
    Thomas Janoski is Professor of Sociology and former director of the Quantitative Initiative in Political and Social Research (QIPSR) at the University of Kentucky.

    Darina Lepadatu, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
    Darina Lepadatu is Professor of Sociology and International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University in metro-Atlanta and the President of Georgia Sociological Association.

    Contributors

    Thomas Janoski, Darina Lepadatu, Katsuki Aoki, Richard Schonberger, John Paul MacDuffie, Andrea Signorelli, Chris Smith, Matt Vidal, Michael Abbot McGinnis, William R. Cooper, David M. Parsley Tommaso Pardi, James Morgan, Durward Sobek II, Roy Andersson, John Toussaint, Kenneth Grady, Pär Åhlström, Niklas Modig, Jean Cunningham, Mary Poppendieck, Timo Anttila, Tomi Oinas, Armi Mustosmäki, Byoung-Hoon Lee, James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, Michael Krzywdzinski, Michael Ballé, Godefroy Beauvallet, Florian Magnani, Lu Zhang, Reynold James, Jorge Carrillo, Redi Gomis and Elena Shulzhenko

    Awards

    • Winner, 2021 Best Book Award, International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSI)

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