Recent Submissions

  • ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION IN ZIMBABWE: THE VIABILITY OF SUSTAINABLE CHANGE 

    Posthuma, Anne Caroline (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary Most studies of organizational change in Third World manufacturing have been carried out in the newly industrializing economies of Latin America and East Asia. This article focuses on an African economy, Zimbabwe. ...
  • INTRODUCTION: REORGANIZING THE FIRM 

    Humphrey, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
  • THE DIFFUSION OF ORGANIZATIONAL REFORM IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A CASE STUDY FROM INDIA 

    Kaplinsky, Raphael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary This contribution recounts the experience of a large Indian firm which has pursued a programme of organizational reform based upon Japanese experience. This programme followed from a visit made by its chief executive ...
  • THE CULTURE OF QUALITY AND THE MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

    Fleury, Maria Tereza Leme (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary The introduction of quality and productivity programmes involves extensive organizational change. This changes hierarchies and power relations in companies. This article studies the processes of organizational ...
  • NOTES ON THE IMPLANTATION OF QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMMES IN SECTORS OF BRAZILIAN INDUSTRY 

    Ruas, Roberto (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary In response to competitive pressures, Brazilian firms are developing Quality and Productivity Programmes. An analysis of these programmes in different sectors of industry ? both modern and traditional ? reveals ...
  • INDUSTRIAL RESTRUCTURING, DEREGULATION AND NEW JIT LABOUR PROCESSES IN ARGENTINA: TOWARDS A GENDER?AWARE PERSPECTIVE? 

    Roldán, Martha (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary Two theoretical debates are addressed in this article. Firstly, the debate on new productive systems is placed in the context of the neo?liberal offensive and deregulation. The limits and implications of industrial ...
  • RECENT TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE MEXICAN MOTOR INDUSTRY 

    Ramirez, José Carlos (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary The motor industry has played a key role in industrial restructuring in Mexico. Export?oriented investments in the North of Mexico have transformed the industry, shifting production away from central Mexico and ...
  • BEYOND QUALITY 

    Franzoi, Naira; Rodrigues, Maria Beatriz (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary Quality is a basic issue for workers, both as producers and consumers. As producers, quality has been a point of conflict in the process of bargaining over wages and working conditions. However, it is also important ...
  • QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN SMALL? AND MEDIUM?SIZED FIRMS IN THE BRAZILIAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 

    Marx, Roberto (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary This article analyses the introduction of quality and productivity programmes in small? and medium?enterprises in the Brazilian motor sector. It pays particular attention to the training and problem?solving capacity. ...
  • QUALITY ISSUES FOR KOREAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 

    Humphrey, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1993)
    Summary Rising wages and an appreciating exchange rate currency forced Korean exporters of manufactured goods to try to move up?market at the end of the 1980s. This involves improving both product specification and ...