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Description - Paradoxes of Internationalization by Thomas Fetzer

Paradoxes of internationalization deals with British and German trade union responses to the internationalization of corporate structures and strategies at Ford and General Motors between the late 1960s and the early twenty-first century. The book is based on research in numerous archives in Britain, Germany and the United States. The book points to the paradoxical effects of internationalization processes. First, it demonstrates how internationalization reinforced trade unions' national identities and allegiances. Second, the book highlights that internationalization made domestic trade union practices more similar in some respects, while it simultaneously contributed to the re-creation of diversity between and within the two countries. Third, the book shows that investment competition was paradoxically the most important precondition for the emergence of cross-border cooperation initiatives. The book will be of interest to academics and students in a range of disciplines from comparative industrial relations, to international political economy, business studies and transnational history. -- .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719080975
ISBN-10: 0719080975
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Fetzer

Thomas Fetzer is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Central European University, Budapest. -- .