Teamwork in the Automobile Industry

Radical Change or Passing Fashion?

  • Jean-Pierre Durand
  • Paul Stewart
  • Juan José Castillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction The Diversity of Employee Relationships

  3. Japan — Touchstone of Change?

  4. The American Response — Different Paths, Different Goals?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Steve Babson, Jean-Pierre Durand, Paul Stewart
      Pages 107-125
    3. Paul S. Adler
      Pages 126-150
  5. Europe — Hesitations and Diversity

  6. Europe in Search of an Alternative Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Göran Brulin, Tommy Nilsson
      Pages 327-345
    3. Michel Albertijn, Johan Van Buylen, Leen Baisier
      Pages 346-365
    4. Detlef Gerst, Thomas Hardwig, Martin Kuhlmann, Michael Schumann
      Pages 366-394
    5. Jean-Pierre Durand, Paul Stewart, Juan José Castillo
      Pages 412-445
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 446-454

About this book


As one of the first sectors affected by the current phase of crisis in capital accumulation, the automobile industry has had much to learn and now has much to teach. A recognition of the great diversity of forms of adaptation introduced to face the uncertainties of the market, lead to the formation of GERPISA and its international programme of research on the emergence of new industrial models. This book, a product of that research, is a valuable and timely insight into the innovations and adjustments of some of the major vehicular manufacturers and through them into the future of industry as a whole.


diversity innovation management organization production

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Durand
    • 1
  • Paul Stewart
    • 2
  • Juan José Castillo
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Paris-EvryFrance
  2. 2.University of WalesCardiffUK
  3. 3.University Complutense MadridSpain

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