A Successful Transformation?: Restructuring of the Czech by Petr Pavlínek

By Petr Pavlínek

This e-book investigates the advanced strategies of the post-1990 transformation within the Czech car and its selective integration within the West eu vehicle production procedure. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech car is analyzed within the context of its pre-1990 improvement and within the context of the important and East eu vehicle as a complete. particularly, the booklet examines the advance and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech passenger motor vehicle undefined, the elements and truck production. significant subject matters lined comprise the improvement of the Czech automobile prior to 1990, the special case learn of � koda vehicle, the results of the post-1990 privatization within the Czech automobile undefined, the function and results of overseas direct funding through the post-1990 restructuring, the restructuring of the Czech truck undefined, and the speedy improvement of the automobile elements manufacturing.

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The role of Investment Privatization Funds in the companies privatized by voucher privatization is then discussed. This analysis is the basis for a critique of Czech domestic privatization. Chapter 6 turns to FDI and its role in the privatization and the restructuring of the Czech automotive industry. As argued above, FDI has played a decisive role in the post-socialist transformation of the CEE passenger car industry. This chapter specifically focuses on changes related to FDI experienced in the automotive industry at the enterprise level in order to better understand the effects of FDI on enterprise restructuring.

Also compare Swain (1998:661) on Magyar Suzuki. 22 1 Central and East European Automobile Industry another important role of the CEE passenger car industry in the European and global automotive industry division of labor. CEE has increasingly served as a testing ground for new production strategies, what Grabher (1997:127-9) has called “experimenting-with-the-future” approaches. 4 These different production strategies followed by Western car manufacturers in CEE then suggest the existence of relationships between work organization, type of car production, its embeddedness in local economies and the division of labor within the European car industry.

It has been one of the key industrial sectors both in terms of its share of total industrial production and of total industrial employment. Following the 1989 collapse of state socialism in the former Czechoslovakia the automobile industry has undergone a profound transformation. Although the post-socialist change has dramatically reshaped the sector, it is important to realize that the course of this transformation has been very much affected by previous developments. Differences among the individual sectors of the automobile industry before 1990 in terms of, for example, their trade orientation and state investment policies affected how these sectors performed in the 1990s.

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