Time: 12:30 - 5:30pm Venue: Francis Bancroft Building, Room 408, Queen Mary, University of London
12-13 September 2011Monday: 12.30 – 5.30pmTuesday: 09.30 – 4.00pm
Click here to download full schedule [PDF 13KB]Free (advanced registration required as space is limited). A workshop with presentations by:• Professor Benjamin Coriat (Université Paris XIII)• Professor Rick Delbridge (University of Cardiff)• Professor Ulrich Jürgens (University of Berlin)• Professor Paul Thompson (University of Strathclyde)• Professor Karel Williams (University of Manchester)• Dr John Buchanan (University of Sydney)• Dr Sarah Jenkins (University of Cardiff)• Dr Marco Hauptmeier (University of Cardiff)• Dr Giuliano Maielli (Queen Mary, University of London)• Dr Matt Vidal (King’s College London)
From the 1950s to the early 1970s, the economies of Western Europe and the US were characterized by economic convergence rooted in a Fordist system of employment relations: A mass production based economy with strong unions, vertically-integrated corporations and clear career ladders (along with a Keynesian welfare state).
Since the 1970s these economies have seen deindustrialization, vertical disintegration and internationalization, leading to a growth in organisational diversity and disconnectedness.
This workshop asks:
Can the Post-Fordist framework explain increased organizational diversity, in the context of arguably dominant, regressive trends, whether towards work intensification or declining commitment by employers towards workers? If not Post-Fordism, is there one or more alternatives for theorizing current trends as part and parcel of the current historical-institutional conjuncture?
Alternatively, how does the capitalist world look if we do without epochalism and grand narrative?
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