Reduced Worktime and the Management of Production

Book Name : Reduced Worktime and the Management of Production

By by Chris Nyland

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This book examines the tendency in market economies to reduce the time workers spend at their place of employment and considers the role scientific management has played in this development. The author contends that the changing nature of worktime can be explained by changes in both the capitalistic production process and the demands that this process places on the psycho-physiological capacities of human beings. Between 1870 and 1980, the total annual worktime in major industrialized nations decreased by approximately 40 percent. This accelerated rate of worktime change is discussed in the context of the economic revival of capitalism that began in the first half of the twentieth century and culminated in the 'long boom' of 1945–1970. Professor Nyland argues that this revival is primarily explained by the rapid development and application of the process associated with scientific management. He further asserts that this science has been seriously misunderstood by most modern scholars outside socialist nations. Cambridge University Press; February 1989 ISBN 9780511828546 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Reduced Worktime and the Management of Production Author: Chris Nyland Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Large industry. Factory system. Big business > Cooperation. Cooperative societies Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry Business > Labor Business > Management Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management ISBNs 0511828543 9780521345477 9780511828546 In The Press "The great strength of Nyland's volume is its attempt to offer a systematic theory of why employers accepted or promoted reduced worktime." Wayne Lewchuk, Business History Review

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Large industry. Factory system. Big business - Cooperation. Cooperative societies Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Industry Business - Labor Business - Management Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management

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0511828543 - 9780521345477 - 9780511828546

In The Press:

"The great strength of Nyland's volume is its attempt to offer a systematic theory of why employers accepted or promoted reduced worktime." Wayne Lewchuk, Business History Review

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Cambridge University Press