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Driving Force

"The Global Restructuring of Technology, Labour, and Investment in the Automobile and Components Industries", 1st Edition

By Kurt Hoffman


400 pages

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This book is concerned with the future direction of the international division of labour in manufacturing. It explores the different patterns of foreign direct investment in the eras of machinofacture and systemofacture with respect to a study of the global production of automobile components.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Transnational Corporations and the New International Division of Labour -- The Point of Transition— From Machinofacture to Systemofacture -- The Automobile Industry -- Transition in the Japanese Auto Industry: The Emergence of Systemofacture -- Technological Transformation Among the United States and Western European Motor Vehicle Assemblers -- The Restructuring of Assembler-Supplier Relations and the Growth of Technological Intensity in the United States and Western European Components Industry -- Systemofacture, Investment Location and Off-Shore Sourcing -- TNCs and the New International Division of Labour in the Era of Systemofacture

About the Author

Hoffman, Kurt

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