Automobile Industry Essay by Master Researcher

Automobile Industry
An analysis of the history of and changes within the automobile industry.
# 87236 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Business (Industries) , Business (Management)

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This paper adds to an existing paper on changes in management for the automobile industry. It notes the beginnings of the industry with the creation of the assembly line by Henry Ford and some of the management theories that have had an impact since. It discusses concepts from the scientific management of Frederick W. Taylor to the latest ideas on management and how they have been applied to the production of automobiles.

From the Paper:

"Change in the Automotive Industry resulting from Increasing Organizational Understanding There are many industries that have undergone major change. One of these is the automotive industry, the change started to occur when Ford took on the ideas of Frederick Winslow Taylor and developed a production line that was able to produce cars at a much faster and cost effective manner than the previous system where cars were worked ion by the same people from start to finish. His production line was based on scientific management theories, also known as Taylorism. Frederick Taylor was a perfectionist who hated waste of any sort. Taylor argued that even though tasks had been broken down into component parts workers still retained discretion on how to perform tasks. This discretion he argued gave the workers power and that workers with this discretion would under work and using the control that they gained to their own advantage (Huczyniski et al, 1996)."

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