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"The international automobile industry provides a useful basis for examining the degree and nature of change in employment relations under a variety of external conditions. By studying auto firms in various economies, it can be observed how employee relations strategies related to overall governance of the firm, to industry-level structures and institutions, and to the macro-economic and political institutions. These broader institutional arrangements in industrial relations may have a significant effect on how well the industry operates in both the domestic and international marketplace."


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Lansbury, R.D., Katz, H.C., & Park, F. (1997). Symposium on employment relations reform in the world auto industry: Introduction [Electronic version]. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 8, 179-191.

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