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The Nordic Model of Manufacturing

  • Halvor Holtskog
  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Aris Kaloudis
  • Geir Ringen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 1-21
  3. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 23-36
  4. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 37-60
  5. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 61-82
  6. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 83-101
  7. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 103-134
  8. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 135-147
  9. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 149-156
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-173

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how the norms, culture, and practices of the socio-economic Nordic model give them a competitive edge in globalized production chains. Using the Norwegian automotive industry – one of the most globalized industries in the world – as the empirical foundation of the book, it examines the strengths, tensions, and challenges the Norwegian work organization style meets in this particular business environment. It explores the current indicators of competitiveness, innovation, scientific excellence, and well-being as compared with the US, UK, EU, Japan, and elsewhere to address the hotly debated question of how institutions and culture contribute to or inhibit certain forms of work organization, learning, and economic performance.
Integrating action research, organization studies, and learning and innovatio
n economics, this book provides a more precise understanding of how institutions and cultures at a macro level shape learning practices in a competitive industry. 

Keywords

Nordic model Nordic countries global production chain manufacturing automotive industry organizational studies socio-economics labor market innovation economics organizational learning strategy global manufacturing

Authors and affiliations

  • Halvor Holtskog
    • 1
  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 2
  • Aris Kaloudis
    • 3
  • Geir Ringen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing and Civil EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway
  2. 2.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Economics and Technology ManagementNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway
  4. 4.Department of Manufacturing and Civil EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41887-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41886-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41887-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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