World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization (Revised)


SKU: 9780521894432
Editor: Sabel, Charles F Zeitlin, Jonathan
Publication Date: 05/16/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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This book presents a bold and original reinterpretation of Western industrialization from the eighteenth century to the present day in terms of the interplay between flexibility and mass production. Drawing on extensive new research by a multinational and multidisciplinary team of scholars, the volume challenges standard views about the inevitable triumph of the large-scale, vertically-integrated corporate enterprise. In contrast, World of Possibilities highlights the plurality of forms of successful industrial organization, past and present, throughout the Western world.