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- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 14.38
After a highly successful career on Wall Street, in the early 1990s Jack Perkowski needed a new challenge. Having decided that China would be the future, he set about investigating this little-known market and the business opportunities it offered. Before long, Jack set up ASIMCO, a manufacturing business specializing in car components, which now... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
THE INSIDE STORY OF THE EPIC TURNAROUND OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CEO ALAN MULALLY. At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline,... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 19.99
When James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos wrote THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD in 1990, Japanese automakers, and Toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the... more...