© 1996

Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry

Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility

  • Frederic C. Deyo

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry

  3. Origins and Diffusion of flexible Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. Dispersion to Developing Countries

  5. Labor’s Response

  6. Policy Alternatives and Social Outcomes

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-311

About this book


This book assesses the varying ways in which automobile assemblers in several countries of East and Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas have sought to enhance their efficiency and flexibility in response to heightened global competition during the 1980s and early 1990s. It then explores the implications of such managerial strategies for workers and trade unions, and the responses of unions in seeking to preserve or enhance worker welfare and voice under industrial restructuring.


competition Europe Motive Nation organization politics trade unions transformation Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Frederic C. Deyo
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New YorkBrockportUSA

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