World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization (Studies in Modern Capitalism)

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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.

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"...this book provides a powerful antidote to those narratives of industrialism in which the actor is merely a pawn in the larger sweep of history." Bertram Silverman, Labor History

"...this is an excellent collection, one with special appeal for students of European industrialization and technology." ILWCH

"The book is a fine way of opening a discussion within the history of industrialization that will surely flourish." Robert Salais, American Journal of Sociology

"[The book's] value as a whole is that it not only tells about industries that succeeded by virtue of strategies of flexible manufacturing, but also that their successes depended on many variables." Lindy Biggs, Technology and Culture

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