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Vidal, M (2024) From Labour Process Theory to Organisational Political Economy: A Response to Benassi, Ikeler and Wood, Critical Sociology, ISSN: 0896-9205. DOI: 10.1177/08969205231219209.

Vidal, M (2019) Contradictions of the labour process, worker empowerment and capitalist inefficiency, Historical Materialism, 28(2), pp.170-204, ISSN: 1465-4466. DOI: 10.1163/1569206X-00001792.

Vidal, M (2018) Was Marx wrong about the working class? Reconsidering the gravedigger thesis, International Socialism, (158), pp.65-80, ISSN: 0020-8736.

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.

Vidal, M (2017) Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europe, WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 31(2), pp.363-365, ISSN: 0950-0170. DOI: 10.1177/0950017016682191.

Esbenshade, J, Vidal, M, Fascilla, G, Ono, M (2015) Customer-driven management models for choiceless clientele? Business process reengineering in a California welfare agency, Work, Employment & 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) Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis, WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 25(2), pp.372-374, ISSN: 0950-0170. DOI: 10.1177/0950017011403846.

Vidal, M (2011) Reworking postfordism: Labor process versus employment relations, Sociology Compass, 5(4), pp.273-286, DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00366.x.

Vidal, M (2010) We Sell Our Time No More. Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry, BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 48(3), pp.646-648, ISSN: 0007-1080.

Vidal, M (2009) The Good Temp, INDUSTRIAL & LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW, 62(4), pp.626-628, ISSN: 0019-7939. DOI: 10.1177/001979390906200413.

Vidal, M and Tigges, LM (2009) Temporary employment and strategic staffing in the manufacturing sector, Industrial Relations, 48(1), pp.55-72, ISSN: 0019-8676. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00545.x.

Vidal, M (2009) Routine inefficiency: Operational satisficing and real-world markets, Research in the Sociology of Work, 18, pp.89-117, ISSN: 0277-2833. DOI: 10.1108/s0277-2833(2009)0000018007.

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 (2008) Joint Review: Steven C. McKay Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines Ithaca: ILR Press, 2006, £12.50 pbk (ISBN: 0 8014 8894 X), xii + 253 pp, Work, Employment & Society, 22(2), pp.371-372, ISSN: 0950-0170. DOI: 10.1177/09500170080220020904.

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.


Vidal, M, Smith, T, Rotta, T, Prew, P (2019) The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780190695576.

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 and Smith, C (2021) The lean labour process: Global diffusion, societal effects, contradictory implementation. In The Cambridge International Handbook of Lean Production Diverging Theories and New Industries around the World, Cambridge University Press, pp.150-172, ISBN: 9781108341400.

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, DOI: 10.4135/9781473915206.n16.

Vidal, M (2015) Marxism in Contemporary Sociology. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, pp.649-655, DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-08-097086-8.32087-6.

Vidal, M (2014) Incoherence and dysfunctionality in the institutional regulation of capitalism. In Hauptmeier, M and Vidal, M (ed) Comparative Political Economy of Work, Macmillan International, pp.73-97, ISBN: 9781137329462.

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 and Peck, J (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.

Vidal, M (2011) If the market is so efficient, why do we need leadership? Reflections on corporate mismanagement. In Political Leadership and its Significance in a Time of Troubles, pp.47-67, ISBN: 9781616683962.

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