Company towns, i.e., towns that developed around a single major?industrial enterprise like General Motors or Siemens, mark the?relationship between the expansion of production and the organization?of a region in an entirely new way, the aim, above all, being?the perfection of more or less complex forms of social organization.?In addition to providing a general overview that will identify?the basis of the problem within a historical framework, from the?beginning of the industrial age to the establishment of Ford's?archetype assembly line, the study concentrates on certain significant?cases. The research then encounters real and virtual examples?ranging from entertainment cities like Disneyworld to the Internet.?These phenomena impose themselves on us as new models of the relationship?between business, society and region, often altering our day-to-day?habits in the process.
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Book Description Editrice Compositori s.r.l., Italy, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Transparent plastic cover taped on. Bookseller Inventory # 003379