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Ruddock, Una. 2012. Manufacturing Change. The Qualitative Report 17 (1) : 284–287. 4 pp. URL
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This is a short, 3-page review of Briody, Trotter & Meerwarth’s (2010) book “Transforming Culture: Creating and Sustaining a Better Manufacturing Organization” which compares and contrasts the industrial relations history of the car manufacturing industry in the US and in the UK. Ruddock observes that the authors use the metaphor of a bridge to describe organizational culture change and, in particular, the shift from mass production to lean production and from an imperfect past to a better future. The cultural change that the authors talk about in the book appears to lead to increased collaboration and cooperation among workers.