Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry

Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry

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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.The information about Kia Motors comes from the Korea Labor Institute (1989), Kim and Park (1992), and Jo (1992). ... Company data (also cited by Kim and Lee ) show that as of April, 1992, the average length of service was 5.3 years. ... Manual and technical skills are accorded low social prestige, and the tradition of independent craftsmen motivated by an intense pride in workmanship receives littleanbsp;...

Title:Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry
Author: Frederic C. Deyo
Publisher:Springer - 2016-07-27

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