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- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95
?One of the most acute books about management and how companies work in practice that I have read in a long time. If anyone wants to know exactly how the U.S. auto industry got into trouble, here is your guide.? ?John Gapper, FINANCIAL TIMES When Bob Lutz got into the auto business in the early 1960s, CEOs knew that if you captured the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 19.99
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...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00
This book offers a critical history of government policy toward the US automobile industry in order to assess the impact of the large corporation on American democracy. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 33.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 105.00
The international financial value of Grand Prix racing has grown substantially in recent years. This book will focus upon the massive size, value, importance and impact of the industry. It will also investigate the dominance of UK based Research and Development and design and the development of team strategy and tactics. The authors have based their... more...
- Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2011; US$ 299.99
A key reference to the automobile industry, including trends and market research. Includes industry analysis, statistical tables and an industry glossary. Also provides in-depth, proprietary profiles of 400 leading companies in the industry, featuring addresses, phone numbers and executives. A tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Focusing on safety and environmental protection issues, this book provides incisive, cutting-edge theoretical analysis that evaluates the impact of new automotive technologies, and the associated public policies, on social welfare. 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 its... more...
- CRC Press 2010; US$ 31.95
In an era when auto companies are being propped up instead of profiting, many firms are revisiting this award winning fictionalized account and the very real lessons it teaches. The second edition of this entertaining parable, one of the most popular ever written on Lean, emphasizes practicality and a can do attitude in the face of all challenges,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 30.00
This book examines the changes in General Motors' organization between 1924 and 1970. more...