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Flexibility at Work

Critical Developments in the International Automobile Industry

  • Valeria Pulignano
  • Paul Stewart
  • Andy Danford
  • Mike Richardson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: ‘Flexibility’ at Work. Critical Developments in the International Automobile Industry

    1. Valeria Pulignano, Paul Stewart, Andy Danford, Mike Richardson
      Pages 1-13
  3. Developments in the International Car Industry: The Comparative Perspective

  4. Developments in the International Car Industry: The National-based Perspective

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


An examination of the form and character of recent transformations in the international automobile industry. Using comparative and national-based case study analysis, it explores the nature of such recent developments (outsourcing, modularization, high performance workplaces, etc.) and their impact on issues in the sector on a world scale.


Automotive Industry Outsourcing regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Valeria Pulignano
    • 1
  • Paul Stewart
    • 2
  • Andy Danford
    • 3
  • Mike Richardson
  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of HRMUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Centre for Employment Studies ResearchUniversity of the West of EnglandUK

About the editors

DAN COFFEY is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Leeds University Business School, where he was until recently Director for all economics-related MA Programmes. RICHARD COONEY works in the Department of Management at Monash University in Australia. RIK HUYS is senior researcher at the Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA) at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium). ELAINE MARLOVA V. FRANCISCO is Associate Professor and Researcher of the Labour Studies Program at the University of Rio de Janeiro State (UERJ), Brazil. JOSÉ RICARDO RAMALHO is Professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. GRAHAM SEWELL is professor of organization studies and human resource management in the Department of Management& Marketing, University of Melbourne, Australia. CAROLE THORNLEY is Senior Lecturer in the School of Economic and Management Studies at the University of Keele, where she is also Director of Postgraduate Research for the Institute for Public Policy and Management. GEERT VAN HOOTEGEM is Professor at the K.U.Leuven, Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO) (Belgium).

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