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The Industrial Craftsworker: Skill, Managerial Strategies, And Workplace Relationships Peter              Cook

The Industrial Craftsworker: Skill, Managerial Strategies, And Workplace Relationships

Peter Cook

Published July 23rd 1996
ISBN : 9780720122640
Hardcover
336 pages
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This study of skilled workers in industry analyzes the linked and often apparently contradictory relationships between craftsmen and managers and craftsmen and non-skilled workers. It considers the alternative views of the craftsman as aMoreThis study of skilled workers in industry analyzes the linked and often apparently contradictory relationships between craftsmen and managers and craftsmen and non-skilled workers. It considers the alternative views of the craftsman as a status-striving labour aristocrat within the workforce and as a focus for radical and militant challenge to management, and shows how craft skill and craft control are an important dynamic force for technological and organizational development in industry, as well as an influence on working class development in a broader sense. The argument is illustrated by two case studies - of the automobile industry in the USA, focusing on the role of the craftsman and of the UK motor industry (the Rover plant at Cowley).