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- McGraw-Hill 2007; US$ 27.95
Toyota doesn't just produce cars; it produces talented people. In the international bestseller, The Toyota Way , Jeffrey Liker explained Toyota's remarkable success through a 4P model for excellence-Philosophy, People, Problem Solving, and Process. Liker, with coauthor David Meier, provided deeper insight into the practical application of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
First published in 1980, this book considers the British motor industry over the period between 1945 and 1979, analysing the ways in which the industry suffered a considerable decline in the post-war era, when compared to motor industries of other countries or to most other British industries. Rather than blaming labour and management, as has frequently... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2013; Not Available
Gideon Haigh on why we have the car industry we do, why it is in trouble, and what the debate over its future tells us about Australia today Australia is one of just thirteen countries in the world equipped to take a car from design concept all the way to a showroom ? a remarkable achievement in a market so small. Yet the industry has few... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
Everyone knows that Toyota has had an amazing twenty-five- year run, rising from a humble Japanese start-up to a thriving global giant. But how did it pass Ford and GM to become the world?s largest auto manufacturer? And how does it continue to thrive while so many competitors are struggling and failing? Journalist David Magee dug deeply into Toyota?s... more...
- ECW Press 2009; US$ 14.95
In the years just after World War II, motorcycles were the third largest source of foreign exchange for the United Kingdom, lagging behind only automobiles and Scotch whiskey. And yet, the British motorcycle industry was essentially dead by 1975. This is the first comprehensive examination of the demise of what was once not only the largest motorcycle... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 26.00
Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the... more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99
Hungarian-born Frank Hasenfratz fled his native land in 1956 after the revolution to free his nation from Soviet domination failed. He eventually settled in Guelph, Ontario, where he founded Linamar, now the second-largest maker of auto parts in Canada. This is Frank's story as well as that of the company he created. more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
?Most successful leaders are mentally and emotionally askew. There?s a good side, which gets the job done. There?s often also a downside that makes them hard to understand or difficult to work for. It?s precisely that they are impatient, stubborn, opinionated, unsatisfied, and domineering that makes them successful.? When Bob Lutz retired from... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 14.99
In Comeback, Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us to the boardrooms, the executive offices, and the shop floors of the auto business to reconstruct, in riveting detail, how America's premier industry stumbled, fell, and picked itself up again. The story begins in 1982, when Honda started building cars in Marysville, Ohio,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
Explores the Latin American economy and management through the study of Japanese companies in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Based on detailed case studies, this volume offers a bird's eye view of foreign investments in Latin America. more...