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NEW FORMS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPACT ON WORK RESTRUCTURING IN BRAZIL

Globalism/Localism at Work

ISBN: 978-0-76231-045-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-229-0

Publication date: 30 December 2004

Abstract

The increase of foreign investment in industrial activities has accelerated the restructuring of production and new ways of managing the workforce in Brazil, especially in the car industry. Based on the investigation of new auto plants in Rio de Janeiro state in the 1990s, this text intends to bring more arguments to a general discussion about the relationship between the global and the local, emphasizing the point of view of localities that receive foreign direct investments, and suggesting that transnational companies benefit from the conditions offered to attract investments, but also stimulate the creation of new political and economical structures that may produce new forms of participation from local and regional political actors.

Citation

Ricardo Ramalho, J. (2004), "NEW FORMS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPACT ON WORK RESTRUCTURING IN BRAZIL", Beukema, L. and Hector Carrillo, J. (Ed.) Globalism/Localism at Work (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 23-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-2833(04)13002-1

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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