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- 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
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$ 105.00
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...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 12.24
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...
- CRC Press 2010; US$ 31.95
2006 SHINGO PRIZE for EXCELLENCE in MANUFACTURING RESEARCH Based on the author's personal experience with Toyota's master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, Andy & Me is a business novel set in a failing New Jersey auto plant focusing on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant manager. The situations, characters and... more...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 22.00
Open the throttle on your sales potential?and leave your competitors in the dust! Selling today can be brutal. You need to rev it up if you want to close more deals. Accelerate the Sale shows how to: Qualify Buyers Using Just Two Well-Selected Words Develop Your Marketplace Superiority Acquire unparalleled persuasive language techniques... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 20.34
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Written by former Toyota associates, Toyota By Toyota: Reflections from the Inside Leaders on the Techniques That Revolutionized the Industry focuses on the purpose of Lean methodologies, techniques, and principles. It compiles more than a century of combined experience from management-level employees who supply little-known insights about the Toyota... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
For the past thirty years, Steve Miller has done the messy, unpleasant work of salvaging America's lost companies with such success that the Wall Street Journal has dubbed him "U.S. Industry's Mr. Fix It." From his very first crisis assignment as point man for Lee Iaccoca's rescue team at Chrysler, Miller built an international reputation while... more...