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  • Explaining Productivity Differencesby Hiromichi Shibata

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 48.29

    This book, in contrast with previous research and popular discussions that focus on the productivity of workers, identifies the critical influence of supervisors and engineers as key drivers of productivity differentials. To do so, it analyzes productivity at a Japanese car component plant and its three offshoot plants located in the United States,... more...

  • When Good Jobs Go Badby Jeffrey S. Rothstein

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    In When Good Jobs Go Bad , Jeffrey Rothstein looks at the impact of globalization on workers in the North American auto industry, revealing that globalization has had a deleterious effect on even the most valued of blue-collar jobs. Rothstein shows how the consolidation of the Mexican and U.S.-Canadian auto industries, the expanding number of foreign... more...

  • Getting the Bugs Outby David Kiley

    Wiley 2002; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.86

    The fascinating story of Volkswagen's raging success and near collapse in America After a wild ride of ups and downs for almost three decades, Volkswagen has regained its stature as one of America's most beloved auto makers. In Getting the Bugs Out, journalist and auto industry expert David Kiley tells the complete story of the rise, fall, and comeback... more...

  • One Best Way? Trajectories and Industrial Models of the World's Automobile Producersby Michel Freyssenent; Andrew Mair; et al.

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 140.00 US$ 120.40

    Many argue that the viable future for the automobile industry is the adoption of 'lean production' as an organizational model. This is a study of the evolution of 15 Asian, North American and European companies in terms of technological, organizational, commercial and social 'trajectories'. more...

  • The Changing U.S. Auto Industryby James M. Rubenstein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Gutsby Robert A. Lutz

    Wiley 2003; US$ 35.00 US$ 24.50

    "Read it for no other reason than to learn Bob's Seven Immutable Laws of Business. . . . This is vintage Bob-contrarian, thoughtful, and he's really fun to read." — Forbes In this edition of Bob Lutz's bestselling account of the business philosophy with which he revolutionized Chrysler and much of the automotive industry, Lutz reveals his... more...

  • The End of Detroitby Micheline Maynard

    The Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 23.00

    An in-depth, hard-hitting account of the mistakes, miscalculations and myopia that have doomed America?s automobile industry. In the 1990s, Detroit?s Big Three automobile companies were riding high. The introduction of the minivan and the SUV had revitalized the industry, and it was widely believed that Detroit had miraculously overcome the threat... more...

  • Global Strategies and Local Realitiesby John Humphrey; Yveline Lecler; Mario Salerno

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00

    This book provides up-to-date information on globalisation trends and the transformations taking place in emerging markets. It discusses key themes of relevance to the auto industry, including the environmental impact of the car, adaptation of designs for the needs of emerging markets and the emergence of global mega-suppliers. These issues are placed... more...

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentalsby Iqbal Husain

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 99.95

    With the fast increasing interest of governments and the automotive industry in next-generation vehicles, present and future engineers need to understand the technical details of electric and hybrid automobiles and their components. This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the technical details of these vehicles. Starting with the historic... more...

  • The European Automobile Industryby William A. Maloney; Andrew McLaughlin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book presents an analysis of some of the changes that have transformed the automobile industry in the last thirty years illustrating some of the most significant consequences of globalization. Focusing on the response of Europe's policy makers, it analyzes government-industry relations at both national and transnational levels, demonstrating how... more...