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Book chapters (2015), Les systèmes de gestion entre simplification et complexification, Economica, pp. 37-47

La fuite managériale devant la complexité : l'exemple historique du Lean Management

This chapter studies the curious odyssey of "Lean Management"... Under this label, managerial ideas and practices have first undergone a decisive step towards anti-Taylorian process thinking, influenced by pragmatist philosophy, from the 1930s to the 80s. Then, from the 80s on, "Lean Management" often points to a striking return to Taylorism, dominated by off-the-field planning, variance control and cost-killing. The study of this historical shift can give us clues about obstacles to process and complexity thinking in the managerial and academic world: aversion to complexity, treatment of time (notions of slack and wasted time), value management and relationship to activity.

LORINO, P. (2015). La fuite managériale devant la complexité : l'exemple historique du Lean Management. In: Les systèmes de gestion entre simplification et complexification. 1st ed. Economica, pp. 37-47.

Keywords : #Complexité, #Deming, #Lean-Management, #Pragmatisme, #Process, #Qualité, #Shewhart, #Taylorisme, #Toyota-Production-System