Originally published between 1956 and 1997, the volume in this set take the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments from the 1950s to the 1990s. They also analyse the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management relationships, examine the effects of automotion and technical change, the impact of fluctuations in the market for cars and wage trends. They discuss the car and its role in social, geographical and political change.
The volumes provide:
- detailed surveys of some of the biggest post-war disputes and especially of trade union organization.
- the experience of individual firms, such as Austin, Ford and Fiat.
- comparative surveys of labour relationships in major car manufacturing countries such as the UK, USA, Germany and Japan.
- material about the technology, design and production of cars and the ancillary fields of oil production, refining and road building.
Table of Contents
1. Corporate Purpose Shankar Basu 2. Strategic Adjustment of Price by Japanese and American Automobile Manufacturers Kaye G. Husbands 3. Technological Change, Rationalisation and Industrial Relations Edited by Otto Jacobi, Bob Jessop, Hans Kastendiek and Marino Regini 4. Restructuring the Global Automobile Industry Edited by Christopher M. Law 5. The Motor Industry George Maxcy and Aubrey Silberston 6. The Automobile : A Chronology of its Antecedents, Development, and Impact Clay McShane 7. Short-sighted Solutions: Trade and Energy Policies for the U.S. Auto Industry Robert E. Scott 8. TheLong Haul Michael Seth-Smith 9. The Motor Car Industry in Coventry since the 1890's David Thoms and Tom Donnelly 10. Labour relations in the motor industry H. A. Turner, Garfield Clack, Geoffrey Roberts 11. The Foreman on the Assembly Line Charles R Walker, Robert H. Guest, Arthur N. Turner