On the Shop Floor

On the Shop Floor

Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Author: T. Lupton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149196

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On the Shop Floor: Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output is an empirical study of the social factors influencing output in factories. The book investigates the correlation between worker social behavior and production output levels. The text presents a firsthand account of the social behavior of workers in two separate and unrelated workshops. Technological and administrative controls, social structure, and resolution of conflicts in the workshops are analyzed. The book also considers output performance of individual workers involving case studies of factors influencing performance. The general conclusion provides hypotheses to explain the differences in behavior between the two workshops. Managers, human resource practitioners, sociologists, industrial engineers, researchers, and business students will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures

    List of Tables


    Chapter 1 The Problem

    Chapter 2 The Workshop at the Wye Garment Company

    Chapter 3 Norms, Expectations, Output and Earnings

    Chapter 4 "Sociable" Groupings in Workroom X

    Chapter 5 Conflict and Co-operation

    Chapter 6 Conclusion (Wye Garments Case Study)

    Chapter 7 Jay's Electrical Components. The Industry and the Firm

    Chapter 8 People and Production in the Small Transformer Section

    Chapter 9 The Method of Wage Payment at Jay's

    Chapter 10 Norms, Expectations and Performance

    Chapter 11 Output and Earnings

    Chapter 12 Conclusion (Jay's Case Study)

    Chapter 13 General Conclusion

    Appendix 1


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149196

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T. Lupton

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