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Dominant Divisions of Labor: Models of Production That Have Transformed the World of Work

Authors: Janoski, T., Lepadatu, D.

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The past century of labor was definitively captured by theories like Fordism and Taylorism, or scientific managment, but how do we make sense of global production today? This short book takes a panoramic view of the candidates for the most succinct theory of the 21st century division of labor, including post-Fordism, flexible accumulation, McDonaldization, Waltonism, Nikeification, Gatesism and Siliconism, shareholder value, and lean production and Toyotism. Authors Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu argue that lean production in a somewhat expanded version presents three variations: Toyotism (the strongest form), Nikeification (a moderate form with off-shored plants lacking teamwork) and Waltonism (the merchandising form that presses for off-shoring). While all three share strong elements of "just in time" (JIT) production and supply chain management, they differ in how teamwork and long-term philosophies are valued. This critical review of dominant established theories serves to inform subsequent research on the contemporary international division of labor.

About the authors

Thomas Janoski is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Quantitative Initiative in Policy and Social Research (QIPSR) at the
University of Kentucky. He has taught work and occupations, political sociology, and comparative/historical methods at his current institution, and at the University of California at Berkeley and Duke University.

Darina Lepadatu is Associate Professor of Sociology and teaches in the PhD program in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has cooauthored, with Thomas Janoski, Diversity at Kaizen Motors: Gender, Race, Age, and Insecurity at a Japanese Auto Transplant.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction to Divisions of Labor

    Janoski, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • What Was the Old Division of Labor?

    Janoski, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 5-14

  • New Models of the Division of Labor—I

    Janoski, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • New Models of the Division of Labor—II

    Janoski, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • Synthesizing Three Models of the Division of Labor

    Janoski, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 54-66

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37023-5
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Hardcover $75.00
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Softcover $70.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dominant Divisions of Labor: Models of Production That Have Transformed the World of Work
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37023-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137370235
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37877-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47849-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 91
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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