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Quality and work organization with advanced automation in Portugal


  • Pereira, Zulema
  • Kovács, Ilona
  • Moniz, António


In this paper it is analysed the relationships between work organisation and quality systems in firms that uses some forms of advanced automation. Are characterised the existing quality control structures in the Portuguese industry, and the main factors that hidden or fosters the development of sociotechnical methods of quality control organisation strategies. Are analysed some industrial cases that explains more clearly the critical issues of the implementation of quality systems and work organisation systems. A few recommendations are given about the possibilities for the development of new forms of work organisation and the quality systems associated to automated manufacturing systems.

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  • Pereira, Zulema & Kovács, Ilona & Moniz, António, 1994. "Quality and work organization with advanced automation in Portugal," MPRA Paper 7567, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 1994.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:7567

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    1. Pereira, Zulema & Moniz, António & Kovács, Ilona, 1994. "Quality and work organisation in Portuguese industry," MPRA Paper 7412, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 1994.
    2. Moniz, António, 1989. "MODERNIZAÇÃO DA INDÚSTRIA PORTUGUESA: Análise de um inquérito sociológico
      [Modernization of Portuguese Industry: Analysis of a sociological survey]
      ," MPRA Paper 6968, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 1989.
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    work organisation; quality control systems; automation; Portugal; organisation;

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology


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