"We are Motor Men": Management culture and consciousness in the South African motor industry

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dc.contributor.author Duncan, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-14T11:04:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-14T11:04:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8671
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 11 May, 1992 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is part of a research project on the history of the motor industry in South Africa from the 1920s to the present. The broader study looks at all aspects of the industry, from government policy, through foreign and local investment, to the organisation of production and labour relations. It takes in both the assembly sector (or, as they prefer to be called, the vehicle manufacturers) and the components sector (the parts manufacturers). Research in the social sciences has tended to be polarised between analyses of resistance against the apartheid regime and studies of the state itself. Where academic treatises have broached the topic of industry, it has been the owners of the means of production, the capitalists themselves, who have constituted the focus of attention. This essay deals mainly with the next rung in the business ladder - the senior and middle managers who actually run capitalist enterprises from year to year. It attempts a general survey of the historical development of management culture and attitudes in the motor industry. A later paper will compare and contrast these attitudes with those of shop floor workers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 130
dc.subject Automobile industry and trade. South Africa. Management en_US
dc.title "We are Motor Men": Management culture and consciousness in the South African motor industry en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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