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- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.99
In Car Safety Wars Michael Lemov has done a masterful job of documenting the long and complicated evolution of a critically important public-health effort?the century-long campaign to make motor vehicles safer. As a first-hand participant in and observer of that effort, he brings special insights into its successes and failures. Car Safety... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 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...
- 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$ 32.99
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 Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95
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 as one... more...
- 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...
- 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...