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Organizational Knowledge in the MakingHow Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge$
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Gerardo Patriotta

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199275243

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.001.0001

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Tradition and Innovation at Fiat Auto

Tradition and Innovation at Fiat Auto

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(p.81) 4 Tradition and Innovation at Fiat Auto
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Organizational Knowledge in the Making
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Gerardo Patriotta (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0004

This chapter provides a brief outline of the Fiat Group's origins, business activities, and organizational model. Section 4.2 outlines a profile of the company by describing its main business operations as well as by providing a series of significant performance indicators. Sections 4.3-4.5 analyse the distinctive chronological phases characterizing the development of the company. Finally, Section 4.6 presents the main structural principles underlying the organizational model currently adopted by Fiat at the plant level, and hence in the plants considered in this study.

Keywords:   Fiat Group, automobile industry, Fordism, industrial relations, integrated factory model

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