International Manufacturing Strategies

Context, Content and Change

  • Per Lindberg
  • Christopher A. Voss
  • Kathryn L. Blackmon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Per Lindberg, Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon
      Pages 3-17
  3. Country Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Per Lindberg, Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon
      Pages 21-43
    3. Marcelo Paladino, Roberto Luchi, Eduardo Remolins
      Pages 45-61
    4. Frank Gertsen, Jens O. Riis
      Pages 81-101
    5. Magnus Simons, Kari Pietiläinen, Raimo Hyötyläinen
      Pages 103-119
    6. Harry Boer, Domien Draaijer
      Pages 121-143
    7. Hongyi Sun, Jan Frick, Roar Hjulstad
      Pages 193-214
    8. J. B. Gouveia, R. Sousa, C. R. Porto
      Pages 215-233
  4. Patterns of Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. F. Johnson, J. Kamauff, N. Schein, A. R. Wood
      Pages 313-322
    3. Per Lindberg, Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon
      Pages 323-330
    4. Paulo Fernando Fleury, Rebecca Arkader, Marcelo Paladino, Roberto Luchi, Eduardo Remoulins
      Pages 331-343
    5. Jan Frick, Frank Gertsen, Poul H. K. Hansen, Jens O. Riffs, Hongyi Sun
      Pages 345-362
  5. New Ideas in Manufacturing Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Per Lindberg, Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon
      Pages 365-368
    3. Raimo Hyötyläinen, Magnus Simons
      Pages 369-384
    4. John E. Ettlie
      Pages 385-400
    5. John Ettlie, Peter T. Ward
      Pages 401-415
    6. B.-H. Rho, Y.-M. Yu, D.-S. Chang, S.-H. Chung
      Pages 417-434
    7. Gianluca Spina, Emilio Bartezzaghi, Andrea Bert, Raffaella Cagliano, Domien Drawer, Harry Boer
      Pages 435-461
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-501

About this book


Over the last twenty years, there has been an increasing number of factors that have placed the manufacturing strategies of companies and countries in a global context. This book reviews and addresses the global manufacturing strategy area through research in the four major economic areas of the world: Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. International Manufacturing Strategies: Context, Content and Change is the result of a single major research project undertaken in twenty countries, focusing on the manufacturing strategies and practices in each, and uses research data to focus on factors specific to industrial countries or regions and those which are common across the group of countries or the entire sample
The core of this book is a set of chapters reviewing individual countries. Each country is reviewed in a format with an overall common approach: the socio-economic background; the distinctive results for that country from the research and the link between the two. Most will be illustrated by a small case study of a company. Following this is an integrating review of the findings from various countries, the different trajectories followed, and the impact on external variables and the socioeconomic context on those. The final part of the book is devoted to new ideas and developments in functional areas and in manufacturing strategy that have been developed from the analysis conducted during the research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Per Lindberg
    • 1
  • Christopher A. Voss
    • 2
  • Kathryn L. Blackmon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Operations ManagementChalmers UniversityGoteborgSweden
  2. 2.Centre for Operations ManagementLondon Business SchoolLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5020-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2795-1
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