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- DescriptionThis book tackles the history of the Swiss watch industry in a global perspective: it gives particular attention to rival nations such as the United Kingdom, the USA and Japan. The author demonstrates how Swiss watchmakers succeeded in facing various challenges: the industrialization of production at the end of the 19<UP>th century, the delocalization of production in the interwar years and globalization since the 1960's. These challenges helped Switzerland to maintain and strengthen its position as a leader on the world market. This study shows how invation and new techlogies, the industrial policy of the Swiss authorities, the industrial district organization and the relations with trade unions explain the worldwide success of the Swiss watch industry.
- Author BiographyPierre-Yves Donze is associate professor and hakubi scholar at Kyoto University. He was born in Switzerland and studied history at the University of Neuchatel, where he obtained his PhD in 2005, before doing stints as a visiting researcher in Japan and in the United States. He has published extensively on the watch industry and was awarded the prestigious Gaia Prize in 2011.
- Author(s)Pierre-Yves Donze
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication16/12/2014
- SubjectIndustrial Chemistry & Manufacturing
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2011
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Weight270 g
- Width155 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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