Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||HD8391 .T485 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 224 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||224|
|LC Control Number||00134828|
Post-Fordism is the dominant system of economic production, consumption, and associated socio-economic phenomena in most industrialized countries since the late 20th century. It is contrasted with Fordism, the system formulated in Henry Ford's automotive factories, in which workers work on a production line, performing specialized tasks repetitively, and organized . Get this from a library! Post-Fordism and skill: theories and perceptions. [Denise Thursfield] -- According to the author, it is from within the labour process and post-Fordist perspectives that the subject of skill has been most widely debated. This study identifies and examines perceptions of. Post-Fordism is a term which has largely been rejected by the Left, mainly on the grounds that it dignifies aspects of capitalist society that should be challenged. In this article I aim to redeem the political value of the concept by showing how it can contribute to Cited by: The language of Fordism and post-Fordism has entered lay discussion about the social and economic changes occurring in advanced capitalist societies.1 As it has become more widespread, however.
Post-Fordism is based on the dominance of a flexible and permanently innovative pattern of accumulation. It is based on flexible production, rising incomes for polyvalent skilled workers and the service class and increased profits based on technological and other innovations. Fordism focused upon the expansion of the domestic market whilst Post-Fordism concentrates on global markets and competition. (Jessop ). However, it would be a tragedy for any mode of production to completely ignore domestic markets. For . What is Post-Fordism? In a sense post-Fordism is what comes after Fordism. The term only emerged once the Fordist era had come to an end. Under Fordism we have large corporations making mass-consumer items with assembly line techniques. Production is standardised and, once begun, really rather difficult to reconfigure. In conclusion, as we can see from above, there are significant differences between Fordism and post- Fordism. Workers under Fordism perform repetitive assembly tasks that require little training or skill and therefore anybody can do the jobs. By using the scientific management principle, machines were used to produce mass products.
Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential and controversial debates over the nature of capitalism's newest age. This book provides a superb introduction to these debates and their far-reaching implications, and includes key texts by post-Fordism's major theorists and commentators.4/5(2). Post-Fordism involves an active participant in workplace initiatives, as well as, skill enrichment with a clear demise in the partitioning of skills. Key markers in this change result in organization that move from structures of standardization and centralized control to customization and autonomy and accountability (Reigeluth, ). Post-Fordism Explained. Post-Fordism is the dominant system of economic production, consumption, and associated socio-economic phenomena in most industrialized countries since the late 20th century. It is contrasted with Fordism, the system formulated in Henry Ford's automotive factories, in which workers work on a production line, performing specialized tasks . a FRQ Explain how Fordism affected the economy industry during the 19th and 20th century; and how Post-Fordism is affecting the industry today. helped produce many goods at a single site--known as mass consumption--by a technique called assembly line very inexpensively helped set.