Flexibility at Work: Critical Developments in the International Automobile Industry
Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 2, 2008 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
This book examines the most recent transformations in the automobile industry. In particular it analyzes the impact of the new forms of industrial restructuring on production organization and the organization of labor and employee relations within Fiat in Italy, Volkswagen in Brazil and Renault and MCC/Smart in France. These case studies illustrate the most recent radical changes in the industry (outsourcing and modular organisation) and show how they have affected lean production.
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