The Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University present:
"Productive Alternatives: Flexibility, Governnace, and Strategic Choice in Industrial History"
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Recently, many political economists, sociologists and historians of technology have drawn our attention to possible alternatives to mass production as a manufacturing strategy. In particular, they have challenged the preoccupation of Chandlerian business historians with the economic and technology efficiency of administrative coordination within the large, hierarchically managed enterprise. This paper lays out ten positive thesis that make up the core elements of the 'historical alternatives' approach, and answers five objections that its critics have raised.
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