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  • 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$ 44.95

    This volume takes a closer look at the impact of manufacturing - notably automotive - plant closures in the UK (Birmingham) and Australia (Adelaide) in recent years and policy responses to those closures. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Machine That Changed the Worldby James P. Womack; Daniel T. Jones; Daniel Roos

    Free Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Today Toyota is passing GM as the world's largest auto maker and is the most consistently successful global enterprise of the past fifty years. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota's lean production system that is... 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...

  • The Selling of the American Economyby Micheline Maynard

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    Today, many Americans regard globalization as a significant threat to our work force, and to our very way of life. As unemployment soars, the American automotive and manufacturing industries crumble, countless jobs continue to ship overseas, and the retail sector faces the worst slump in decades, cries of “Buy American” have grown louder... more...

  • The Ride of a Lifetimeby Paul Teutul; Mark Yost

    Wiley 2009; US$ 16.95

    Tough, smart business advice from the star of the hit TLC reality show "American Chopper" Now in paperback, The Ride of a Lifetime elucidates the business principles that have made Paul Teutul Sr. and Orange County Choppers a household name. Paul's smart, commonsense business wisdom works for businesses both big and small in any industry. Here,... more...

  • Punching Outby Paul Clemens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    An elegy?angry, funny, and powerfully detailed?about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life. How does a country dismantle a century?s worth of its industrial heritage? To answer that question, Paul Clemens investigates the 2006 closing of one of America?s most potent symbols: a Detroit auto plant. Prior to its closing,... more...