Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Jokinen, Eeva
Organisation Östra Finlands universitet
Projektets titel Lean production in public services: new formations of work and gender in biocapitalism (LeanWork)
Beslutnr 314935
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
The aim of the proposed project is to study how Lean production is applied and how it affects public service work from a sociocultural point of view. Today, Lean is one of the most popular ways to organise work and services worldwide. Lean intends to remove any kind of waste and inconsistency in the production system, and make process flow streamlined and efficient. Lean has become a huge education and consultation business in female dominated public sector services. Yet we know very little about how Lean is “sold”, how it physically changes service work, what kinds of gendered affects it bring to the workplace and how workers resist and thereby make their own trajectories in and with Lean. This project begins to fill that void in social scientific research. The research will be carried out using qualitative methods and by applying innovative conceptual framework to produce new scientific knowledge on the modes of work.