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  • Thinking Smallby Andrea Hiott

    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...

  • Driven to Succeedby Rod McQueen; Susan M. Papp

    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...

  • Icons and Idiotsby Bob Lutz

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    ?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...

  • Comebackby Paul Ingrassia; Joseph B. White

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • Hybrid Factories in Latin Americaby Katsuo Yamazaki; Wooseok Juhn; Tetsuo Abo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Henry Fordby Vincent Curcio

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99

    Most great figures in American history reveal great contradictions, and Henry Ford is no exception. He championed his workers, offering unprecedented wages, yet crushed their attempts to organize. Virulently anti-Semitic, he never employed fewer than 3,000 Jews. An outspoken pacifist, he made millions producing war materials. He urbanized the modern... more...

  • THE IMPACTS OF AUTOMOTIVE PLANT CLOby Andrew Beer; Holli Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Economic restructuring has been a notable feature of so-called mature industrial economies such as the UK and Australia in the last two decades, with deregulation, privatisation, technological change and globalisation combining to reshape such economies. Some industries have grown, while others have declined. Moreover, while overall employment in... more...

  • Driving Hondaby Jeffrey Rothfeder

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    For decades there have been two iconic Japanese auto companies. One has been endlessly studied and written about. The other has been generally underappreciated and misunderstood. Until now. Since its birth as a motorcycle company in 1949, Honda has steadily grown into the world?s fifth largest automaker and top engine manufacturer, as well... more...

  • Korean Automotive Foreign Direct Investment in Europeby Jae Hoon Hyun

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 155.00

    This book examines Foreign Direct Investment of major Korean automotive companies in Europe, with particular reference to how economic integration has affected the motivations and patterns of FDI and industrial location. The book is a valuable source of information on FDI, the automobile industry in Europe and South Korea and business decision-making... more...

  • The People's Tycoonby Steven Watts

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford?s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable... more...