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Title: On two modernities of the Polish automotive industry: the case of Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych and its staff (1948–2011)

Subtitle:

Acta Poloniae Historica T. 115 (2017)

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Polish National Historical Committee

Publisher:

Instytut Historii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 37-69 ; 23 cm

Abstract:

Focusing on the history of the Polish main car factory, the FSO, the paper examines two modernisation waves in the country’s automotive industry: the socialist Government’s purchase of a license from the Italian Fiat in the 1960s and the acquisition of the factory by the Daewoo Corporation in the 1990s. The history of the FSO as an enterprise shows, above all, the pitfalls of dependent development. It has, however, resulted in the training of a class of specialists and engineers for whom the implementation of foreign technologies and management cultures presented opportunities for self-advancement, redefinitions of their identity, along with reconsiderations of the value and meaning of work.

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Relation:

Acta Poloniae Historica

Volume:

115

Start page:

37

End page:

69

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:63828 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:63828 ; 0001-6829 ; 10.12775/APH.2017.115.02

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.295/115 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.296/115 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

Unia Europejska. Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego ; Program Operacyjny Innowacyjna Gospodarka, lata 2010-2014, Priorytet 2. Infrastruktura strefy B + R

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