Taylorism and Fordism | Custom PHD Thesis

Taylorism and Fordism

Business Strategy & Strategic Management
February 10, 2016
Prisoner’s Dilemma
February 10, 2016

Critically evaluate the view that Taylorism and Fordism have been replaced by Post-Fordism as the ruling paradigm of work and employments in capitalist societies
Structure:
Introduction (120-165)
? Definitions? Taylorism, fordism, post-fordism
? Aims of the essay. Use the words from the question and be specific
? Background? Something interesting; quate, news, story, good example
Main body
? Taylorism
? What is Taylorism/Scientific management?
? Do his principles still exist/are they still relevant
? Fordism
? What is fordism? (Use some key terms from PPT)
? Was he really influenced by Taylor (G2 PPT/Edgell)
? Does it still exist?
? What is the situation now?
? Post-fordism (positive about JLP)
? What is post-fordism? Key features of PF
Sabel& Piore—“Third Italy” “Flexible Specialisation”
JLP—The post-fordist interpretation :)(Edgell)
Atkinson—‘Flexible Firm’
Examples of Post-fordism—articles, news etc.
Critics of post-fordism/Flexibility (disadvantages)
? Pollert
? Wood
? Bradley(H)
? Neo-fordism (or the Neo-fordist interpretation of JLP) (negative )
? Key features of Neo-Fordism?
? Ohno/Cusumano—Pioneers of JLP ‘leant it all from Ford’s book’(107-114) Edgell
? McDonaldisation—what is it, key features (H, W, E)
Conclusion(120-165)
? Start with ‘in conclusion…’
? Make your thoughts clear, tell me what you think!
? Use the words from the question
? Give your view then summarize why you have this view
? If you have time/space criticize the other side
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