Changing production paradigm and the transformation of knowledge existing form
by Ping Lan
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 20, No. 1/2, 2000

Abstract: There are many studies concerning the changes in the production paradigm. However, few of them put knowledge transformation as a centrepiece to examine its role in forging the production system. This paper, by introducing an idea of three-existing-form of technology, argues that Fordism is nurtured by a stable and one-step knowledge transformation pattern. In contrast, post-Fordism is nurtured by a dynamic multi-stage, multi-path and multi-centre knowledge transformation pattern.

Online publication date: Mon, 07-Jul-2003

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