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Understanding the Mexican and Turkish political economy through the systems of technical training in the automotive industry.

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My research looks at how local firms in the automotive manufacturing industry generate their workforce with technical skills in Mexico and Turkey. I adopt an institutionalist approach and try to understand the institutional environment of the skill systems in these countries and how those shape the individual firm’s behaviour. In the first part of this seminar, I will briefly discuss the theory on varieties of capitalisms and the place of the skill systems within that. After, I compare the types of capitalisms in Mexico and Turkey through studying the existing research. Later I will explain my research design and data as well as the data collection process. Finally, I will try to give an overview of my findings and explain possible implications of the skill systems on the labour markets and production regimes in Mexico and Turkey. manufacturing companies.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group series.

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