This title was first published in 2001. This work features different companies and their change in situation between 1990 and 1997. The author focused on changes in each company's vertical integration; its integration with and relationship to its investor; changes in its human resource policies and the general handling of labour shedding; changes in its product range, production methods, product markets and competitive situation; and the regional effects of FDI and changes in the company's procurement policies. The study comprises mainly of manufacturing companies with a few construction companies included to examine issues arising from localized company operations.
Table of Contents
Summary -- Introduction -- Subjective Realities: Restructuring Accounts1 -- Restructuring the Boundaries of the Firm: Changes in Vertical Integration -- Social Disintegration? Changes in the Internal Provision of Social Services -- Integration with the Investor: Strategic Restructuring, Knowledge Transfer, New Products and Production Methods -- Changing Markets: The Economic Geography of Transition and the Companies’ Competitive Situation after Trade Liberalisation -- Conclusions