The Socialist People's Car: Automobiles, Shortages and Consent in the Czechoslovak Road to Mass Prod (BOK)

Valentina Fava

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Drawing on the corporate and national archives of the former Czechoslovakia, this important volume contributes to the debate on the circulation of technical and organisational knowledge in twentieth-century Europe. Fava examines in depth the transfer of Fordist practices from the US to Central Europe, using 'koda Auto, the leading Czechoslovak car manufacturer, as a case study. Covering the 1918-68 period, marked by the growing influence of the American model of mass production and also by the sovietisation of the Czechoslovak society and industry, Fava examines how the stratification of foreign technical and organisational knowledge shaped the Czechoslovak car production practices contributing to the formation of a specific technical and organisational culture. Along with the questions typical of company cases in business history and relative to 'koda corporate structure, performance, production processes and product quality, this much-needed study also addresses the issue of the Communist Party's controversial approach to mass motorisation. This title is available in the OAPEN Library -


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Valentina Fava
ISBN 9789089643995
Antall sider 196 Dimensjoner 17cm x 24cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Sociology, Impact of science & technology on society