Networking and project organization in the styrian automotive industry

Franz Tödtling, Michaela Trippl

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There has been an increasing emphasis recently in the management and organization literature on the rise of ‘temporary systems’ and ‘projects’ in the advanced economies. Most frequently such phenomena have been observed for the sectors of the ʼnew economy’ such as media and film, telecommunication and software, where creative people with diverse skills are required to work together on a complex task over a limited period of time. However, projects and temporary organizations have been important also in traditional sectors such as the engineering industry (see Chapter 13) or the automotive industry. The driving forces here are the move towards a post-Fordist production and regulation system, lean production, and a speeding up of innovation cycles and product development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProximity, Distance and Diversity
Subtitle of host publicationIssues on Economic Interaction and Local Development
EditorsArnoud Lagendijk, Päivi Oinas
Place of PublicationMilton
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781351908030
ISBN (Print)9780754640745
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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© Arnoud Lagendijk and Päivi Oinas 2005
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