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Title: The sustainability of teamwork under changing circumstances: the case of Volvo-Ghent
Authors: Van Hootegem, Geert ×
Huys, Rik
Delarue, Anne #
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Emerald group publishing limited
Series Title: International journal of operations & production management vol:24 issue:8 pages:773-786
Abstract: Volvo's car assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium, is currently experiencing turbulent times. The plant is implementing the biggest expansion in its history, with plans to almost double its production capacity in 2004. Moreover, Ford is increasingly consolidating its position as the new owner of Volvo. Both developments are challenging the distinctive model of teamwork that Volvo-Ghent has established over the last decade. This paper assesses the challenges presented by these two developments and the possible outcomes in terms of teamwork at Volvo-Ghent. This assessment relies on a combination of theories of team structure and team processes.
ISSN: 0144-3577
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Work and Organisation
Centre for Sociological Research
Electrical Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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