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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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  • Moniz, António & Machado, Tiago, 2001. "Novos Modelos de Produção na Indústria Automóvel Algumas Interrogações
    [New models of production in automotive industry: some questions]
    ," MPRA Paper 5932, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 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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    Keywords

    automotive industry; working systems; sociology; production models;

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure

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