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Author Tsutsui, William M.

Title Manufacturing ideology : scientific management in twentieth-century Japan / William M. Tsutsui.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  658.00952 T789m 1998    ---  Available
Description xi, 279 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-271) and index.
Contents 1. The Introduction of Taylorism and the Efficiency Movement, 1911-1927 -- 2. The Rationalization Movement and Scientific Management, 1927-1937 -- 3. The Wartime Economy and Scientific Management, 1937-1945 -- 4. Management and Ideology, 1945-1960 -- 5. The Long Shadow of Taylorism: Labor Relations and "Lean Production," 1945-1973 -- 6. Taylorism Transformed? Scientific Management and Quality Control, 1945-1973 -- Epilogue: The Taylorite Roots of "Japanese Style Management."
Summary Tsutsui's study charts Taylorism's Japanese incarnation from the "efficiency movement" of the 1920s, through Depression-era "rationalization" and wartime mobilization, up to postwar "productivity" drives and quality-control campaigns. Taylorism became more than a management tool; its spread beyond the factory was a potent intellectual template in debates over economic growth, social policy, and political authority in modern Japan. Tsutsui's historical and comparative perspectives reveal the centrality of Japanese Taylorism to ongoing discussions of Japan's government-industry relations and the evolution of Fordist mass production. He compels us to rethink what implications Japanese-style management has for Western industries, as well as the future of Japan itself.
Subject Industrial engineering -- Japan.
Industrial management -- Japan.
ISBN 0691074569 (paper)
9780691074566 (paper)
0691058083 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780691058085 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. UKM b9958774
NLGGC 16411582X
YDXCP 1767687
YDXCP 1489278
NZ1 4853974
AU@ 000013575148
AU@ 000022530695

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