Shadow factories, shallow skills? An analysis of work organisation in the aircraft industry in the Second World War

@article{Little2011ShadowFS,
  title={Shadow factories, shallow skills? An analysis of work organisation in the aircraft industry in the Second World War},
  author={Stephen E. Little and Margaret Grieco},
  journal={Labor History},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={193 - 216}
}
The relationship between design and the determination of social and skill practices has been under-considered within the literature. This paper investigates the relationship between design and skill transmission in the context of the Second World War ‘Shadow Factory’ programme. The Shadow Factory programme formed an integral part of the Second World War re-armament strategy of the British Government. The term came into widespread use to describe both (1) duplicated facilities under the direct… 

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