Faust, Michael; Voskamp, Ulrich; Wittke, Volker (Eds.) (2004)

The book in hand presents contributions of scholars from different disciplines (sociology, political science, economics, business administration, economic geography) to an international workshop, entitled "European Industrial Restructuring in a Global Economy: Fragmentation and Relocation of Value Chains".
To better understand current industrial restructuring in Europe, the authors focus on the new dynamics of shifting industrial activities across organizational and national boundaries and ask for the effects on national institutional settings of West European societies such as Germany, France, and Italy.
With regard to sectors, the book concentrates on three Industries: automobiles, electronics and textiles/apparel. Regarding new options to locate industrial activities, the contributions focus on Central and Eastern Europe.