Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X90111004
Title: Industrial Automation and the Transformation of Work Organization: Three Case Studies in West Malaysia
Authors: Yun, H.A. 
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Yun, H.A. (1990). Industrial Automation and the Transformation of Work Organization: Three Case Studies in West Malaysia. Economic and Industrial Democracy 11 (1) : 65-92. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X90111004
Abstract: An investigation of reasons for automating & the impact of new technology on company workers, based on qualitative interviews with management & labor in: a Malaysian typesetting component of a printing company, the paint shop of an electrical appliance plant, & a TV manufacturing company that markets internationally. Patterns of work content & organization & working conditions & practices are considered in detail. The case studies presented show that the decision to automate is related to labor as only one of many production components - the fundamental motivation is to maintain or increase profits. Whether automation will live up to expectations, the deskilling & retrenchment of workers, & the lack of overproduction & unemployment problems in Malaysia are discussed. V. Wagener.
Source Title: Economic and Industrial Democracy
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132432
ISSN: 0143831X
DOI: 10.1177/0143831X90111004
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