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Novos Modelos de Produção na Indústria Automóvel Algumas Interrogações
[New models of production in automotive industry: some questions]

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  • Moniz, António
  • Machado, Tiago

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Taking into account the global trends towards vertical de-integration and functional integration, the WorTiS project is expected to be able to determine to what extent the Portuguese automobile industry is experiencing far-reaching changes as far as innovative (post-fordist) work systems are concerned. One of the objectives is to reach wider conclusions regarding the sector under analysis within a new multi-disciplinary approach, in connection with other research networks (namely, GERPISA and IMVP-MIT). It will recover relevant information in automobile companies located in Portugal (like, Toyota, Citröen, FIAT, Renault, Ford, VW, UMM), in order to understand how concrete practices have being developed in time, and update the scientific knowledge with the development of new case studies (Mitsubishi, AutoEuropa, Opel-GM, and other sub-contracting firms). is intended to present a new fieldwork methodology in order to analyse the variety, and contradictory character, of changes in work practices. The analysis would focus on the cases of automotive firms that operated, and are still operating, in Portugal. The effectiveness of such a tool will last far beyond the project itself.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 5932.

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Date of creation: Mar 2001
Date of revision: Jan 2002
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:5932

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  1. Moniz, António, 1996. "Novos modelos de produção na indústria automóvel? Análise de uma fábrica de motores em Portugal
    [New production models in the automotive industry? Analysis of an engine factory in Portugal]
    ," MPRA Paper 7207, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised May 1996.

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