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Vidal, M (2017) Lean Enough: Institutional Logics of Best Practice and Managerial Satisficing in American Manufacturing, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 3, pp.237802311773694-237802311773694, ISSN: 2378-0231. DOI: 10.1177/2378023117736949.

Esbenshade, J, Vidal, M, Fascilla, G, Ono, M (2016) Customer-driven management models for choiceless clientele? Business process reengineering in a California welfare agency, Work, Employment and Society, 30(1), pp.77-96, ISSN: 0950-0170. DOI: 10.1177/0950017015604109.

Vidal, M, Adler, P, Delbridge, R (2015) When Organization Studies Turns to Societal Problems: The Contribution of Marxist Grand Theory, Organization Studies, 36(4), pp.405-422, ISSN: 0170-8406. DOI: 10.1177/0170840615575948.

Vidal, M (2013) Postfordism as a dysfunctional accumulation regime: a comparative analysis of the USA, the UK and Germany, Work, Employment and Society, 27(3), pp.451-471, ISSN: 0950-0170. DOI: 10.1177/0950017013481876.

Vidal, M (2013) Low-autonomy work and bad jobs in postfordist capitalism, Human Relations, 66(4), pp.587-612, ISSN: 0018-7267. DOI: 10.1177/0018726712471406.

Vidal, M (2012) On the Persistence of Labour Market Insecurity and Slow Growth in the US: Reckoning with the Waltonist Growth Regime, New Political Economy, 17(5), pp.543-564, ISSN: 1356-3467. DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2012.630459.

Vidal, M (2011) Reworking Postfordism: Labor Process Versus Employment Relations, Sociology Compass, 5(4), pp.273-286, ISSN: 1751-9020. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00366.x.

(2009) Routine inefficiency: Operational satisficing and real-world markets, Research in the Sociology of Work, 18, pp.89-117, ISSN: 0277-2833.

VIDAL, MATT and TIGGES, LEANNM (2009) Temporary Employment and Strategic Staffing in the Manufacturing Sector, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 48(1), pp.55-72, ISSN: 0019-8676. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-232x.2008.00545.x.

Vidal, M (2008) Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor and the Logistics Revolution, WORK AND OCCUPATIONS, 35(4), pp.498-500, ISSN: 0730-8884. DOI: 10.1177/0730888408325640.

Vidal, M (2007) Manufacturing empowerment? ‘Employee involvement’ in the labour process after Fordism, Socio-Economic Review, 5(2), pp.197-232, ISSN: 1475-1461. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwl005.

Vidal, M (2007) Lean Production, Worker Empowerment, and Job Satisfaction: A Qualitative Analysis and Critique, Critical Sociology, 33(1-2), pp.247-278, ISSN: 0896-9205. DOI: 10.1163/156916307x168656.


Hauptmeier, M and Vidal, M (2014) Comparative Political Economy of Work, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 9781137322289.

Vidal, M and Kusnet, D (2009) Organizing Prosperity: Union Effects on Job Quality, Community Betterment, and Industry Standards, Economic Policy Institute.


Vidal, M (2015) Fordism and the Golden Age of Atlantic Capitalism. In Edgell, S, Gottfried, H, Granter, E (ed) The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment, Sage, pp.283-305.

Vidal, M and Hauptmeier, M (2014) Comparative Political Economy and Labour Process Theory: Toward a Synthesis. In Comparative Political Economy of Work, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-32, ISBN: 9781137322289.

Vidal, M (2014) Incoherence and dysfunctionality in the institutional regulation of capitalism. In Hauptmeier, M and Vidal, M (ed) Comparative Political Economy of Work, Palgrave, pp.73-97.

Vidal, M (2014) Incoherence and dysfunctionality in the institutional regulation of capitalism. In Hauptmeier, M and Vidal, M (ed) Comparative Political Economy of Work, Palgrave, pp.73-97.

(2012) Sociological Institutionalism and the Socially Constructed Economy. In The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, pp.594-611, ISBN: 9781444336801. DOI: 10.1002/9781118384497.ch38.

Vidal, M (2011) If the Market is So Efficient, Why Do We Need Leaders? Reflections on Corporate Mismanagement. In Larsen, A (ed) Political Leadership and its Significance in a Time of Troubles, Nova Science Publishers, pp.46-67.

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