Flexibility at Work: Development of the International Automobile Industry

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Valeria Pulignano
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 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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Contents

Flexibility at Work Critical Developments
1
Lean Production and Quality of Working Life on the Shop
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The Original Myth Reconsidered
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VALERIA PUGLINANO is a lecturer in industrial relations at Warwick Business School. She is a research fellow in the project "Outsourcing and Modular Organisation in the Automobile Industry: An International perspective.

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