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- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00
In Shift, Carlos Ghosn, the brilliant, audacious, and widely admired CEO of Nissan, recounts how he took the reins of the nearly bankrupt Japanese automotive company and achieved one of the most remarkable turnarounds in automotive ? and corporate ? history. When Carlos Ghosn (pronounced like ?phone?) was named COO of Nissan in 1999, the company... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 169.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 150.00
The rapid takeoff of the continent-sized national economies and the increasing expense of extraction have led to strong tensions in petrol prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyses the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 125.00
Transport is the fastest-growing energy sector world-wide. Every year increasing numbers of drivers at the wheels of ever larger vehicles burn more petroleum products and emit more carbon dioxide. The danger is clear. Nations around the world have taken up the challenge to reduce oil use and the CO2 that comes with it. This report examines the multiple... more...
- ECW Press 2010; US$ 14.95
Detailing what is at the center of the troubled American auto industry, this story is described by the people most affected by it as they confront 2009, which is bound to be their year of decision. It is not only Detroit?s fate that hangs in the balance but also dozens of places such as Kokomo, Indiana—home to three generations of auto workers, many... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 45.00
Toyota rose from the ashes of World War II to become, just fifty years later, one of the dominant automakers in the world. How did Toyota do it? How did it go from making cars that Westerners pointed to and laughed at to making cars, like the Lexus, that people now lust after? That's what this book is all about. As veteran writer K. Dennis Chambers... more...
- Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2009; US$ 299.99
A key reference tool for the automobile industry, including trends and market research. Provides industry analysis, statistical tables and an automobile industry glossary. Also provides in-depth, proprietary profiles of 400 leading companies in the industry--includes addresses, phone numbers, and executive names. Wield this powerful tool for strategic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99
Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR?s Car Talk declared it ?the worst car of the millennium.? And for most Americans that?s where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported... more...