Codetermination and technological change in the German automobile industry

Greg Bamber, Russell Lansbury

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This article examines how works councils in the West German automobile industry have influenced management approaches to technological change in three firms. The authors argue that while the post‐war industrial relations consensus in Germany can be increasingly questioned, car‐makers in the English speaking countries have important lessons to learn from their German counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-171
Number of pages12
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986


  • Germany
  • automobile industry
  • technological change
  • new technology
  • car manufacturing

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