Framing and Managing Lean Organizations in the New Economy

1st Edition

Darina Lepadatu, Thomas Janoski

March 4, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 276 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138499102 - CAT# K374932

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This book examines the dominance and significance of lean organizing in the international economy. Scholars from each discipline see lean production as positive or negative; the book blends theory with practice by sorting out these different academic views and revealing how lean is implemented in different ways.

The first part synthesizes academic research from a range of disciplines—including, engineering, sociology, and management—to present the reader with an integrated understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of lean management. The second part links this theory to practice, with a set of case studies from companies like Apple, Google, Nike, Toyota, and Walmart that demonstrate how lean is implemented in a variety of settings. The book concludes with three models, explaining how Toyotism, Nikefication with offshoring, and Waltonism provide full or less complete models of lean production. It clearly presents the positive and negative aspects of lean and insights into the culture of lean organizations.

With its rich interdisciplinary approach, Framing and Managing Lean Organizations in the New Economy will benefit  researchers and students across a range of classes from management, sociology, and public policy to engineering.


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