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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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 32.00
" Toyota Kata gets to the essence of how Toyota manages continuous improvement and human ingenuity, through its improvement kata and coaching kata. Mike Rother explains why typical companies fail to understand the core of lean and make limited progress?and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture." ?Jeffrey K. Liker, bestselling author... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
An examination of the form and character of recent transformations in the international automobile industry. Using comparative and national-based case study analysis, it explores the nature of such recent developments (outsourcing, modularization, high performance workplaces, etc.) and their impact on issues in the sector on a world scale. 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...
- 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$ 13.07
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...