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  • Local Ownership Over Skoda
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    Volkswagen Heads East (or Skoda Heads West) Competition in the global auto industry has become increasingly fierce among the dozen surviving major manufacturers in the early 1990's. With the dramatic successes of the Japanese leaders (Toyota, Nissan, and Honda), both the North American and European industries have become subject to intense rivalry among U.S., Japanese, and European automakers. If we look at the Table 1, it shows the positions of major competitors in Western Europe during 1990. T...
  • Western European Labor Market
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    The Effects of Post-industrialism on the Political Economy of Western Europe The Decline of Corporatist Bargaining The sustained, high economic growth in Western Europe during the post-war period until 1973 led to dramatic changes in the region's political economy. As advances in transportation and communication extended the reach of international trade into new areas of the world, as technological advances allowed establishment of manufacturing facilities overseas, and as European real wages cl...
  • Most Obvious Legacy Of Colonial Rule
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    During the last half millennium, the major European powers decided that it would be beneficial to their interests if they obtained colonies overseas to help with their economic expansion, among other things. They also wanted to develop capitalism and create a world market with an international division of labour. There were two main phases of colonial expansion (Chandra, 1992). The first of these was from 1450-1800, and the colonies were seen as places to trade with, but they didn't produce raw ...
  • European Dimension Of Industrial Relations
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    The context and consequently the nature of industrial relations in Europe have undergone major changes in the past decade. Although not simultaneously, all countries have found it necessary to overcome recession while at the same time maintain or improve the efficiency of their economies. Macroeconomic forces, changing financial market structures and technological advances are just some of the forces that have exerted pressure on industrial relations. The impact of these changes has been felt in...
  • Global Realities The European Industry Faces
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    Introduction Globalization is based on the belief that the world is becoming more homogenous; distinctions between national markets are fading and for some products may actually disappear. As a consequence of globalization, firms are able to capitalize on the blending of national markets through attacking these markets with universal strategies and products. Firms are also able to capitalize on the disparities of production costs between nations through locating their production facilities in th...

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