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  • The Elegant Solutionby Matthew E. May; Kevin Roberts

    Free Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    "Toyota is becoming a double threat: the world's finest manufacturer and a truly great innovator . . . that formula, a combination of production prowess and technical innovation, is an unbeatable recipe for success." -- Fortune , February 2006 For the first time, an insider reveals the formula behind Toyota's unceasing quest to innovate and... more...

  • The Machine That Changed the Worldby James P. Womack; Daniel T. Jones; Daniel Roos

    Free Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors. When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world?s largest auto maker. This management... more...

  • Shiftby Carlos Ghosn

    The 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Second Automobile Revolutionby Michel Freyssenet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Saving Oil and Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transportby OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    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...

  • Toyotaby K. Dennis Chambers

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 50.00

    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's Automobile Industry Almanac 2010by Jack W. Plunkett

    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...