Implementing team-based cells in Australia: A configurational process approach

Richard Badham*, Paul Couchman

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Considers the Smart Manufacturing Techniques project designed to implement team-based manufacturing cells in participating Australian companies. Draws on case studies of the three participating groups to explore the nature of socio-technical implementation processes. Argues that an improved understanding of socio-technical systems is needed, and that action research is the best method to do that. Concludes by presenting a configuration process model and applies this to show how it can illuminate the implementation of team-based cells in the three case study companies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-59
Number of pages13
JournalIntegrated Manufacturing Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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