Company Strategies and Organisational Evolution in the Automotive Sector: A Worldwide Perspective: A Worldwide Perspective (Arbeit - Technik - Organisation - Soziales / Work - Technolo #32) (Paperback)
This book is published during a phase of crisis and transformation for the automobile industry across the world; this crisis is particularly acute in Europe and the United States. The book is written especially for the non-specialist with more than a passing interest in the sector, such as experts of other sectors, trade unionists, representatives of the corporate world, policymakers and public managers who deal with industry, commerce and public planning. The authors provide up-to-date information and assessments of what is actually taking place, with particular attention paid to the sub-supply companies. The main focus lies on four European countries, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy, each of which is significant for its different experiences. Finally, three important non-European situations, the United States, Brazil and Japan, are examined.
The Editors: Francesco Garibaldo is director of the Institute for Labour Foundation in Bologna. He worked for several years for trade unions at high levels of responsibility. From 1992 to 1998 the editor was director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research in Rome. He has published widely in the fields of organization, governance and regional development policies, production decentralisation and SME networking. Specific studies were carried out in the automobile, machine tools, and information technology industry. The editor has experience in advanced action research methodologies, groupware and search conferences. He is director of the international network Regional and Local Development of Work and Labour. Andrea Bardi studied Political Science at the University of Bologna. He was a consultant on organisational evolution and Head of the Marketing Department at the National Confederation for the Craft Sector and Small and Medium Enterprises in Ravenna. Currently he is the Project Manager for private sector research at the Institute for Labour Foundation in Bologna, a position he has held since 1999. His fields of activity regard local development and industrial policies, especially issues related to SMEs.