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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 163.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
In the decade following the Asian financial crisis, the East Asian political economy has experienced a radical transformation. This book thus investigates the responses of Japanese automotive makers to the processes of regionalism and regionalization by locating firm-level analysis in a broader political economy context. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00
MNEs setting up subsidiaries in emerging markets face the ongoing question to what extent they can transfer their home-grown or global organizational models. This book looks at how the cross-border transfer of production models in MNEs is related to strategic choices of firms and different kinds of contextual differences between countries. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Focusing on Germany, the US and Japan, this book shows that national variations in capitalist relations of production are central to explaining how the car industry tackles the issue of climate change, because such variations are crucial for understanding the normative as well as material basis for firms' motivations. more...