Irmãos em guerra: construindo as redes globais de produção da Komatsu e da Caterpillar

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/0103-2070.ts.2021.183007

Palavras-chave:

Globalização, Geografia, Redes globais de produção, Escala global, Komatsu, Caterpillar

Resumo

O artigo compara os caminhos percorridos pelas duas maiores empresas de máquinas de engenharia do mundo, a japonesa Komatsu e a americana Caterpillar para se tornarem “atores globais”. É investigada a forma como ambas as empresas gerenciavam ativamente as questões geográficas à medida que cresciam. Como “irmãos em guerra”, elas não apenas competiam entre si, mas, ao longo do processo, acabaram por moldar a forma organizacional uma da outra enquanto construíam ativamente a escala global de sua própria existência – sua globalização, em outras palavras, não era um dado, mas teve de ser construída proativamente. Tanto o Estado quanto o trabalho organizado desempenharam papéis significativos no desenho das evoluções geográficas de ambas as empresas.

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Biografia do Autor

Caleb Goods, University of Western Australia Business School

Senior lecturer of Management and Employment Relations in the University of Western Australia Business School. His research focuses on the concept of creating green jobs and the interlinking of greening work, the broader economy and contemporary society. He is also the chief investigator of a research project examining work and workers’ lived experiences in the “gig economy”. 

Andrew Herod, University of Georgia

Distinguished research professor of Geography at the University of Georgia. He writes frequently upon matters of labor and globalization and his most recent book is Labor (Polity Press, 2018). 

Bradon Ellem, University of Sydney Business School

Professor of Employment Relations at the University of Sydney Business School and a senior honorary research fellow at the University of Western Australia. His current research mostly concentrates on industrial relations in the resources sector and Australian unionism. 

Al Rainnie, University of South Australia

Research professor at the University of South Australia. He is currently researching Just Transitions in Troubled Regions. 

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2021-08-16

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Goods, C., Herod, A., Ellem, B., & Rainnie, A. . (2021). Irmãos em guerra: construindo as redes globais de produção da Komatsu e da Caterpillar. Tempo Social, 33(2), 123-142. https://doi.org/10.11606/0103-2070.ts.2021.183007

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Dossiê - Lutas trabalhistas transnacionais e repertórios políticos