Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9789089643995 Published April 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The Socialist People's Car

Automobiles, Shortages and Consent in the Czechoslovak Road to Mass Production

Valentina Fava

Valentina Fava

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

180 pages | 15 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9789089643995 Published April 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
From 1918 to 1968, Czechoslovak auto manufacturing was marked by the growing influence of the American model of mass production and by the Sovietization of Czechoslovak society and industry. In this book, Valentina Fava examines how the stratification of foreign technical and organizational knowledge shaped Czechoslovak car production practices, contributing to the formation of a specific technical and organizational culture. This book studies and raises questions typical of company cases in business history and relative to Škoda corporate structure, performance, production processes, and product quality.

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