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Globalization and productive restructuring: the Fordism and/or Japanism

ABSTRACT

The paper analyses the process of the productive restructuring in course in the globalization context, giving priority to their social and political dimensions. It situates the transformations of the forms of work organization and management into history. It makes a reconstruction of the taylorism, the fordism and their crisis. It discusses different approaches, present in the actual literature, about the “Japanese model” (toyotism) and its application in Brazil.

KEYWORDS:
Globalization; work organization; Fordism; Toyotism; Taylorism

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