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- Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 186.00
Japanese carmaker Honda has pioneered a new breed of multinational enterprise - true manufacturing at the global scale. Honda has been a leader in confounding predictions that Japan's carmakers would and could never transfer their success abroad, and that a wholesale 'Japanization' of the west would be provoked if they did. The book covers manufacture,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
The book arose from a multi-disciplinary study which looked at the development of global-local manufacturing clusters in the context of a developing, Asian economy. The study demonstrates the connection amongst theoretical perspectives such as international business, development studies, economic geography, and organisational learning clusters/production... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95
A behind-the-scenes look at Lexus’s surprising twenty-year success story—in a revised new edition In the 1980s, German brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz dominated the luxury car market and had little reason to fear competition from Japan. But in 1989, Toyota entered the market with the Lexus LS 400, a car that could compete with the Germans... more...
- 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 University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99
In the 1920s, Henry Ford hired thousands of African American men for his open-shop system of auto manufacturing. This move was a rejection of the notion that better jobs were for white men only. In The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford , Beth Tompkins Bates explains how black Detroiters, newly arrived from the South, seized the economic... more...
Mergers and Acquisitions as Strategic Methods of Business Development in the Global Automobile IndustryThe Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95
This book examines one set of processes, mergers and alliances, which have underpinned changes in the automobile industry. Merger and alliance activity is explored against the long term economic forces which have shaped the industry. Whilst short term crises catch the headlines, the long term perspective forms the backdrop for understanding the processes... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95
The remarkable story of how two brothers Edouard and André Michelin turned the sleepy family rubber firm in the heart of rural France into one of the most innovative and successful tire-makers in the world. Edouard, a landscape painter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, displayed an engineering genius for tire-making and product innovation, whilst André,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95
The fascinating story of a century-old automobile dynasty Fiat is one of the world's largest automakers, but when it made headlines by grabbing control of a bankrupt Chrysler in 2009 it was unknown in the U.S. Fiat’s against-all-odds swoop on Chrysler---masterminded by Sergio Marchionne, the Houdini-like manager who saved Fiat from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book analyses the multinational enterprise using the example of the world motor industry. It begins by examining the multinational enterprise in general, considering its nature, the economic theory of its behaviour and is effects on the nation state. It goes on to explore the growth and development of the multinational motor industry, and then... more...
- 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...