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Changing patterns of work in the British textile industry.

Penn, Roger (1995) Changing patterns of work in the British textile industry. Journal of the Textile Institute, 86 (1). pp. 167-172. ISSN 0040-5000

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Abstract

This research note examines the changing patterns of work in the British textile industry. It is based upon evidence collected as part of the ESRC's Social Change and Economic Life Research Initiative. The focus is upon the two interpretative frameworks that dominate contemporary analyses: the model of the 'flexible firm' and the deskilling thesis. This paper shows that neither model fits the data. British textile mills have become less flexible and technological change has produced more skilled jobs. The industry has become increasingly subject to international competition and requires greater imputs of specialized, highly trained labour.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Textile Institute
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 35100
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2011 14:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 16:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35100

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