The Management of Technical Change: Automation in the UK and USA Since 1950

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November 2006



This book examines the management of technical change in manufacturing and services through an explicit political-economic framework. It examines the management of automation in Britain and America since 1950, and it applies the same useful framework to explore the impact of Japanization on both Britain and the US in the 1980s and 1990s.


Automation: The Political and Economic Context Global and National Politics of Production The Enterprise Level,
1: Automation and Crises of Authority in Engineering The Enterprise Level,
2: Feedback Mechanisms and Computer Control in the Continuous Flow Industries The Enterprise Level,
3: Computers, Clerical Work and Management The Enterprise Level,
4: Bank Automation Conclusion


ALAN BOOTH is Reader in Economic History at University of Exeter, UK. He has previously held positions in the Departments of Economic and Social History at University of Nottingham and University of Sheffield. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He has authored, edited and contributed to numerous books on the subjects relating to economic and social history.
EAN: 9781403991744
ISBN: 140399174X
Untertitel: Automation in the UK and USA since1950. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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