Economics: Book Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry

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.

And include:

  • material about the technology, design and production of cars and the ancillary fields of oil production, refining and road building.