Teamwork and morality: comparing lean production and sociotechnology

Harry Hummels, Jan de Leede

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    In this article two important organizational concepts – lean production and sociotechnical systems design – are evaluated on their reflective capacity and their (moral) outcomes. At least in theory both concepts entail a promise of overcoming some of the irreflexive pitfalls of rational organization. As will be shown, both concepts do have shortcomings too. It is argued that the meaning and value of the concepts is related to the context in which the systems are implemented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-88
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of business ethics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


    • Business ethics
    • Organizational development
    • Organization theory
    • Systems theory


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