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Did Ford really invent mass production?

Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois and Wells, Peter Erskine 2003. Did Ford really invent mass production? Comment and Analysis, Cardiff: The Centre For Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society.

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Abstract

A hundred years ago, on June 16 th 1903, Henry Ford launched The Ford Motor Company. The following month he sold his first car. Today, a century later, Ford is still credited as the father of mass production, the man who defined the character of the worlds’ largest manufacturing industry. Since its inception this industry has produced about two billion cars. Those cars have transformed lives and lifestyles, especially in the US where society is still largely built around and predicated on car ownership and use. For a man who once famously declared that ‘History is more or less bunk’ Henry Ford has achieved iconic historical status. However, as the centenary celebrations unfold, the question must be asked: did Ford really invent mass production?

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS)
Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Publisher: The Centre For Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:28
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39703

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