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  • Drivenby David Kiley

    Wiley 2004; US$ 52.00

    BMW is perhaps the most admired carmaker in the world–renowned for a level of luxury and performance that inspires near-fanatical loyalty in its customers. While other carmakers struggle with falling sales even with hefty rebates, BMW can’t seem to make cars fast enough. Combining world-class engineering, intelligent management, and a unique... more...

  • The Long March to Capitalismby Professor Anthony P. D'Costa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 135.00

    The author captures the evolution of Indian industrial capitalism by extending the 'models of capitalism' and 'regulation framework'. Using principally the auto industry and anchoring the analysis to the expansion of markets, he demonstrates that the Indian state and businesses have been important institutions for creating markets. He acknowledges... more...

  • The Elegant Solutionby Matthew E. May; Kevin Roberts

    Free Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    "Whether you are a home builder, an automaker, or you're just trying to find a way to disrupt your competition, this under-the-hood look at Toyota's innovative engine exposes the blind spots we all share in making innovation too complex. Matt May delivers an elegant solution for creating the highest perceived value for associates and customers!" --... more...

  • Service Parts Planning with MySAP SCMby Jorg T. Dickersbach

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 79.99

    The Service Parts Planning (SPP) solution was developed by SAP in a joint effort with Caterpillar and Ford in order to address the specific planning problems of service parts. Aimed at project members and project managers, this book explains the processes, structures, and functions of this solution. more...

  • Shiftby Carlos Ghosn

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    ?If you want to grasp how Nissan rediscovered itself, Shift is the ticket . . . The kind of company Ghosn likes to run is well presented here.? ? The Boston Globe ?A trove of practical advice to executives who . . . find themselves in unfamiliar business cultures with different rules of engagement ? and not much time to sort things out.? ? BusinessWeek... more...

  • The Other Car Workersby Erol Kahveci; Theo Nichols

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents. more...

  • A Successful Transformation?by Petr Pavlinek

    Springer 2008; US$ 189.00

    This book investigates the complex processes of the post-1990 transformation in the Czech automotive industry and its selective integration in the West European automobile manufacturing system. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech automotive industry is analyzed in the context of its pre-1990 development and in the context of the Central and East... more...

  • The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyotaby Takahiro Fujimoto

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 74.99

    PART I: Emergence and Functions of the Total Manufacturing System. 1. An Evolutionary Framework for Manufacturing. 2. System Emergence at Toyota: History. 3. System Emergence at Toyota: Reinterpretation. 4. The Anatomy of Manufacturing Routines: An Information View. PART II: Emergence and Functions of the Three Subsystems: Supplier, Development, and... more...

  • Crash Courseby Paul Ingrassia

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    With an updated Afterword by the author. This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry?s rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit?s Big Three car companies?once proud symbols of prosperity?through bankruptcy.... more...

  • Flexibility at Workby Valeria Pulignano; Paul Stewart; Andy Danford; Mike Richardson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    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...