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From mass production to flexible specialisation

Raphael Kaplinsky

From mass production to flexible specialisation

a case study from a semi-industrialised economy.

by Raphael Kaplinsky

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Published by University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies in Brighton .
Written in English


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SeriesDiscussion paper / Institute of Development Studies -- 295
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Open LibraryOL20496559M

Industrial districts and inter-firm co-operation in Italy flexible production flexible specialisation Fordist forms growth historical homeworkers important industrial organisation innovation institutions ISTAT Italian knitwear large firms lavoro light industrialisation localities manufacturing industries Marshallian industrial districts. POST FORDISM During s and s Fordism system started being challenged by new kind of work organisation Fordism principles- fragmented work, dedicated machinery, serial, rather than parallel task, task sequencing create enormous economic off scale but have one crucial weakness namely inflexibility. During s, the mass market which stabilised the Fordist .

1. Men and Mass Production: The Role of Gender in Managerial Strategies in the British and American Automobile Industries The Road From Dreams of Mass Production to Flexible Specialisation: American Influences on the Development of the Swedish Automobile Industry - Fordism is the basis of modern economic and social systems in industrialized, standardized mass production and mass concept is named for Henry is used in social, economic, and management theory about production, working conditions, consumption, and related phenomena, especially regarding the 20th century.

Mass production. These two productions involve continuous production of the gaskets to the industries. Types of Gasket produced are: R model RX model BX model V-BAND MALE & FEMALE model 2'' pre match ball model The actual process chart . mass production in modern, high-tech industry; flexible specialisation in declining sectors which frequently change models; old Fordist methods in less industrialised countries; the use of microelectronics in services; and new systems of networks and public services, as in BoyerFile Size: 51KB.


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From mass production to flexible specialisation by Raphael Kaplinsky Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. From mass production to flexible specialisation: a case-study from a semi-industrialised economy. [Raphael Kaplinsky; Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, England)]. production, than flexible specialisation, which do not imply the disappearance of inter- nal economies of scale.

La rge firms make use of flexible production methods, to reor. Flexible specialisation, the new competition and industrial districts are concepts reviewed in this article to determine whether they can provide an alternative for the description of the industrial sector as a system of mass production.

The concepts mentioned are discussed and criticized in this article. All three concepts stress the importance of a certain division of labour, Cited by: Summary This chapter contains section titled: Flexible Specialisation and Post‐Fordist Industrialisation The Rise and Fall of Mass‐Production Methods in the Film Industry Conclusion Notes ReferencesCited by: Moreover, in approaching this latter topic, I used the conceptual couplet of Fordism and post-Fordism rather than the apparently similar notions of mass production and flexible specialization.

Flexible production, the second of the 20th century's great transformations in the organization of work, was, like mass production, brought to our attention by a revolution in the automobile industry. In this revolution, mass production and its champion, mighty General Motors, was utterly routed by the Toyota Production System.

FUTURES December Mass production, flexible specialization and just-in-time flexible specialization. While the latter see mass production and flexibility as incompatible properties of the firm, both the theory and practice of just-in-time show us how this could be by: 5.

political message of the flexible specialisation thesis in favour of a more grounded marxist analysis of work restructuring.

FLEXIBLE SPECIALISATION, AUTOMATION AND MASS PRODUCTION Chris Smith The term 'flexible specialisation' appeared in the Piore and Sabel book, The Second Industrial Divide ().

The first industrial divide had occurred with. The flexible specialization model in general drew criticism from those who argued that it did not adequately characterize the nature of mass production, that it misrepresented the effects of small-scale specialization on labor, and that it replaced one set of teleological assumptions with another.

Mass customization is a marketing and manufacturing technique which combines the flexibility and personalization of custom-made products with the low unit costs associated with mass production.

Mass production, application of the principles of specialization, division of labour, and standardization of parts to the manufacture of manufacturing processes attain high rates of output at low unit cost, with lower costs expected as volume rises.

Mass production methods are based on two general principles: (1) the division and specialization of human. Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly er with job production and batch production, it is one of the three main production methods.

The term mass production was popularized by a article in the Encyclopædia Britannica. Flexible specialization is viewed as a shift away from the mass production and relatively rigid organizational hierarchies of the Fordist era. Learn more in: Temporality and Knowledge Work Find more terms and definitions using our Dictionary Search.

perity in flexible specialized production. This basic connection between market features and the social organization of production that is most successful then forms part of two macroeconomic arguments.

Chapters argue that the stable markets behind the postwar mass-production-mass-consumption boom, roughly from to InFortune Magazine declared mass customization the organizing principle for manufacturers in the 21st century. I would caution that mass customization is not for all manufacturing–just some.

Henry Ford is often thought of as being the ultimate American folk hero who developed one of the most important changes to 20th-century American society - mass production. With his successive teams of engineers, Ford developed technologies which placed the motor car at the disposal of millions of people, freeing them from previous notions of distance and space, and re-shaping.

Flexible specialisation in a mass-production world is just a more sophisticated means of controlling customers. It is not about being flexible by offering variety, as in mass-customisation and personalisation: it is about responding quickly to customer purpose.

that attempt to answer these questions are flexible specialisation theory and the regulation theory. I will argue that of the two, flexible specialisation theory is the more convincing. The theory of flexible specialisation is based on the assumption that the global economy is moving to a post-Fordist era.

In his book Work and Politics, Charles. a form of the organization of production, characterized by a limited assortment of uniform products manufactured in great quantities.

Mass production represents the highest form of production specialization, allowing the enterprise to concentrate on the output of one or several articles or components of standard dimensions.

Lean production is “Lean” because it uses less than mass production – half the human effort, half the manufacturing space, half the investment in tools, and half the engineering hours to development a new product in the half time.

The best way to describe this innovative production system is to contrast it with other production techniques. Flexible specialisation, work organisation and skills Implications for training policy Training policy is moving to the centre stage of political debate in many advanced industrialised countries[64].

The FS debate is likely to reinforce this, implying as i t .industrial organisation paradigm of mass production towards more flexible and successful production () are among the first scholars to highlight the experience of flexible specialisation, trust and face-to-face social relations in the industry of ‘Third Italy’ as a case ofFile Size: KB.Item Type: Book Section Additional Information: [1] "Labouring in Hollywood’s motion picture industry and the promise of ‘flexible specialisation’" is Chapter 2 in Section I: Systems of Production of "Working in the global film industries: creativity, systems, space, patronage", edited by Andrew Dawson and Sean P.

Holmes, ().Author: Andrew Dawson.