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Author Jürgens, Ulrich, 1943-
Title The new worlds of work : varieties of work in car factories in the BRIC countries / Ulrich Jurgens and Martin Krzywdzinski ; translated by Pete Burgess.
Imprint Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition First edition.

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Author Jürgens, Ulrich, 1943-
Subject Automobile industry and trade -- BRIC countries.
Automobile industry and trade -- BRIC countries -- Management.
Automobile industry workers.
Industrial relations -- BRIC countries.
Alt Name Krzywdzinski, Martin,
Burgess, Pete,
Add Title Varieties of work in car factories in the BRIC countries
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Edition First edition.
Summary This title provides a comparative study of human resource management, employment relations, and production systems in automobile factories in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). It compares the experiences of two major multinational companies, Volkswagen and Toyota, as well as of domestic automobile manufacturers.
Note Translated from the German.
This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; New Worlds of Work: Varieties of Work in Car Factories in the BRIC Countries; Copyright ; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 1.1 RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMATIC; 1.2 THE BRICS: BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA; 1.3 THE CASE-STUDY COMPANIES; 1.4 THE PLANTS; 1.5 METHODOLOGY AND DATA; 1.6 OVERVIEW; 2: Theories and the Research Literature; 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.2 CONVERGENCE OF HR PRACTICES; 2.3 VARIETIES OF EMPLOYMENT SYSTEMS; 2.4 VARIETIES OF CULTURES; 2.5 HRM SYSTEMS IN THE BRICs IN THE RESEARCH LITERATURE.
2.6 HIGH ROAD OR LOW ROAD?2.7 CONCLUSIONS; 3: People, Places, and Plants; 3.1 LOCATIONS AND ACTORS; 3.2 CAR WORKERS' LIVES; 3.2.1 Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil; 3.2.2 Kaluga, Russia; 3.2.3 Pune, India; 3.2.4 Anting and Changchun, China; 3.2.5 Nominal Wages and Living Standards; 3.3 PLANTS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS; 3.3.1 Brazil; 3.3.2 Russia; 3.3.3 India; 3.3.4 China; 3.3.5 Summary; 4: Recruitment and Vocational Training; 4.1 BRAZIL: BREAKING WITH 'HIRE AND FIRE'; 4.1.1 A Favourable Recruitment Situation; 4.1.2 A Shop Floor Workforce with Upper Secondary Education.
4.1.3 Martial Arts Training for Production Workers?4.1.4 Skilled Worker Training of VW and Toyota in their Home Countries; 4.1.5 Skilled Worker Training in Brazil: The Role of the SENAI; 4.1.6 Summary; 4.2 RUSSIA: INITIAL STUMBLES ON A CHALLENGING TERRAIN; 4.2.1 'Our Labour Market is Currently Very Difficult'; 4.2.2 Problems with Open Recruitment from the Labour Market; 4.2.3 Training Needs for Production Workers Underestimated; 4.2.4 The Dual System as an Innovation in the Russian Context; 4.2.5 Summary; 4.3 INDIA: 'WE WANTED TO MAKE THIS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLANT'
4.3.1 Complexities of Recruiting in a Caste Society4.3.2 Help Wanted-Rural, Young, and Poor; 4.3.3 The 'Guru School' for Production Workers; 4.3.4 Differing Approaches to Skilled Worker Training; 4.3.5 Summary; 4.4 CHINA: 'YOU CAN TRAIN VERY EFFECTIVELY HERE'; 4.4.1 An Enormous Demand for Labour; 4.4.2 Recruitment Direct from Vocational Schools; 4.4.3 Agency Employment and Internships: Scope for Precarious Employment; 4.4.4 Onboarding and Initial Training on a Massive Scale; 4.4.5 A Complex Arrangement for Training Skilled Workers; 4.4.6 Summary; 4.5 CONCLUSIONS; 5: Employee Development.
5.1 CRITICAL JUNCTURES IN HR FLOW5.2 EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AT VW AND TOYOTA: THE HOME COUNTRIES; 5.3 BRAZIL: LAND OF LIFELONG LEARNING; 5.3.1 VW do Brasil: 'We Are Trying to Change the Culture'; 5.3.2 Employee Development at Toyota Indaiatuba: Blocked on the Shop Floor; 5.3.3 Combining Work and Study; 5.3.4 Summary; 5.4 RUSSIA: DIFFICULT BEGINNINGS ON AN UNKNOWN TERRAIN; 5.4.1 Volkswagen Rus: Danger of a Vicious Circle; 5.4.2 Career Development at Toyota: 'We Tried to Take into Account the Russian Mentality'; 5.4.3 Employee Development at GAZ: Combining Tradition with Modernization.
Note Online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 25, 2016).
ISBN 9780191789359 (electronic bk.)
0191789356 (electronic bk.)
9780191034237 (electronic bk.)
0191034231 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 951230164
Additional Format Print version: 9780198722670

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