|Title||Symposium on Employment Relations Reform in the World Auto Industry: Introduction|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Lansbury, R. D., Katz, H. C., and Park, F.|
|Journal||The Economic and Labour Relations Review|
|Pagination||179 - 191|
|Keywords||automobile industry, collective bargaining, employment relations|
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.