Organized Industrial Relations in the Information Economy: The German Automotive Sector as a Test Case
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This paper explores the effect of the information economy on industrial relations through the lens of the restructuring of German automotive sector. Historically, this sector has generated important insights about national “models” and the political economy of work. I argue that vertical disintegration has created new market-mediated boundaries that have undermined existing patterns of organized industrial relations.
information economy; labor relations; Germany; automotive industry; vertical disintegration
Required Publisher Statement: © Wiley. Final version published as: Greer, I. (2008). Organized industrial relations in the information economy: The German automotive sector as a test case. New Technology, Work and Employment, 23(3), 181-196.DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-005X.2008.00212.xReprinted with permission. All rights reserved.