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Auslandsaktivitäten nordrhein-westfälischer Automobilzulieferer: Bedrohung von Arbeitsplätzen oder Sicherung von Zukunftschancen?

Auslandsaktivitäten nordrhein-westfälischer Automobilzulieferer: Bedrohung von Arbeitsplätzen oder Sicherung von Zukunftschancen? Gelsenkirchen: Inst. Arbeit und Technik. Graue Reihe des Instituts Arbeit und Technik, Nr. 1999-13

Walker, Bettina

Abstract:

The situation in the German automotive industry in the 90ies was characterized by increasing foreign activities and the restructuring of companies, following the ideas of lean production. Based on a survey of more than 100 automobile suppliers in North- rhine-Westphalia, this paper shows, what kind of foreign activities have taken place and which instruments of the lean production concept were used to improve the international competitiveness. In this sample three different types of activities and their impacts on employment are identified; the results are described by a typology of companies.

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