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Mehri, Darius

Works: 4 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 1,401 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9710.J32, 338.762920952
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Most widely held works about Darius Mehri
Most widely held works by Darius Mehri
Iran auto : building a global industry in an Islamic state by Darius Mehri( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the revolution of 1979, scholars have portrayed the Islamic State's industrial development capacity in a negative light. Global isolation, incoherent economic planning, and predatory Islamic institutions are often cited as the reasons for lackluster development. In Iran Auto: Building a Global Industry in an Islamic State, Darius Mehri shows how this characterization is misguided. Today, Iran has one of the world's largest automobile industries with national technical capacity. Previous studies ignore the consequences of three decades of Iran's capacity for successful industrialization and changes in global technology transfer that allow countries, even ones isolated from formal global institutions, to build an automobile industry. Mehri shows how industrial nationalists in Iran constructed a network of politically effective relationships to open up space for successful local industrial development, and then tapped into a set of important global linkages to create an industry with high local manufacturing content. This book will open up a new line of inquiry into how countries in the global south can develop a successful national automobile industry without the need to conform to global economic institutions"--
Notes from Toyota-land : an American engineer in Japan by Darius Mehri( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, Darius Mehri traveled to Japan to work as a computer simulation engineer within the Toyota production system. Once there, he found a corporate experience far different from what he had expected. Notes from Toyota-land, based on a diary that Mehri kept during his three years at an upper-level Toyota group company, provides a unique insider's perspective on daily work life in Japan and charts his transformation from a wide-eyed engineer eager to be part of the "Japanese Miracle" to a social critic, troubled by Japanese corporate practices. Mehri documents the sophisticated "culture of rules" and organizational structure that combine to create a profound control over workers. The work group is cynically used to encourage employees to work harder and harder, he found, and his other discoveries confirmed his doubts about the working conditions under the Japanese Miracle. For example, he learned that male employees treated their female counterparts as short-term employees, cheap labor, and potential wives
The design of a high pressure, high temperature turbulent mixing layer apparatus by Darius Mehri( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restructuring in the Toyota Keiretsu during the Asian Financial Crash: An Ethnographic Perspective into Neo-liberal Reforms and the Varieties of Capitalism by Darius Mehri( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Asian economic crash of 1997 lead to widespread restructuring of corporate organizations in Japan. This paper uses ethnographic field work and historical documents to examine how this played out inside one company, Toyota, when management implemented a restructuring plan to improve the profitability of its companies during the period of 1996 to 1999. The restructuring policies are discussed within the framework of the varieties of capitalism debate. A hallmark of the current discussion on Japanese organizations is that Japan is converging toward the American model of capitalism. I argue that although Japanese companies have adapted to worsening economic conditions by incorporating neo-liberal market reforms, restructuring during the Asian crash reveals that changes in the Toyota organization were based on hybrid policies that fused both liberal and coordinated market economics within the context of the unique institutions of Japanese welfare corporatism
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Iran auto : building a global industry in an Islamic state
Notes from Toyota-land : an American engineer in Japan
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