© 2001

Labour Relations and Industrial Performance in Brazil

Greater São Paulo, 1945–60


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Industrial Workforce and the Labour Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Renato Colistete
      Pages 3-32
    3. Renato Colistete
      Pages 33-62
  3. Working Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Renato Colistete
      Pages 65-92
    3. Renato Colistete
      Pages 93-118
  4. Industrial Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Renato Colistete
      Pages 121-152
    3. Renato Colistete
      Pages 153-182
    4. Renato Colistete
      Pages 183-185
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 186-225

About this book


Labour relations had important connections with industrial performance in Greater Sao Paulo, the most important industrial centre in Brazil and Latin America, between 1945 and 1960. This book shows that the predominant industrial practices in terms of wages, working conditions and industrial training kept away activities based on quality and innovation which could produce sustained growth in the long term. As a result, the most important industrial centre in Brazil was locked into inefficient industrial practices and technologies, which have since marked the economic history of Brazilian industrialisation.


growth innovation labor market political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)Brazil

About the authors

RENATO COLISTETE is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Paulista State University (UNESP), Brazil.

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