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Manufacturing PossibilitiesCreative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan$
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Gary Herrigel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.001.0001

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Introduction: Contemporary Recomposition in the United States and Germany: Coping with Vertical Disintegration on a Global Scale

Introduction: Contemporary Recomposition in the United States and Germany: Coping with Vertical Disintegration on a Global Scale

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Introduction: Contemporary Recomposition in the United States and Germany: Coping with Vertical Disintegration on a Global Scale
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Manufacturing Possibilities
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0099

Chapter introduces the main themes of the second part of the book. Above all, the global trend toward vertical disintegration in complex manufacturing in advanced countries is the focus of analysis. The book shifts its attention from long historical evolution in one industry in three countries to an analysis of supply chains in two very broad complex manufacturing sectors: Automobiles and Machinery. The country focus shifts as well, with broadly comparative initial chapters giving way to a focus on processes of recomposition in Germany and the United States The theoretical focus remains constant however: recomposition of the arrangements governing these industrial sectors are driven by creative action. The introduction also outlines the sources of data used in the analysis, above all interview based data collected by two research consortia: The Advanced Manufacturing Project and the Global Components Project

Keywords:   vertical disintegration, globalization, automobiles, machinery, advanced manufacturing project, global components project, Germany, United States, interview based research

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