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City Of Broken Dreams - Myth-making, Nationalism And The University In An African Motor City (Paperback): Leslie J. Bank City Of Broken Dreams - Myth-making, Nationalism And The University In An African Motor City (Paperback)
Leslie J. Bank
R295 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

City Of Broken Dreams brings the global debate about the urban university to bear on the realities of South African rust-belt cities through a detailed case study of the Eastern Cape motor city of East London, a site of significant industrial job losses over the past two decades. The cultural power of the car and its associations with the endless possibilities of modernity lie at the heart of the refusal of many rust-belt motor cities to seek alternative development paths that could move them away from racially inscribed, automotive capitalism and cultures. This is no less true in East London than it is in the motor cities of Flint and Detroit in the US.

Since the end of the Second World War, universities have become increasingly urbanised, resulting in widespread concerns about the autonomy of universities as places of critical thinking and learning. Simultaneously, there is increased debate about the role universities can play in building urban economies, creating jobs and reshaping the politics and identities of cities.

In City Of Broken Dreams, author Leslie Bank embeds the reader's understanding of the university within a history of industrialisation, placing-making and city building.

Janesville - An American Story (Paperback, Export): Amy Goldstein Janesville - An American Story (Paperback, Export)
Amy Goldstein 1
R307 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R122 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 * "A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience" (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)-an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down-but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation's oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America's biggest political issues. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. "Moving and magnificently well-researched...Janesville joins a growing family of books about the evisceration of the working class in the United States. What sets it apart is the sophistication of its storytelling and analysis" (Jennifer Senior, The New York Times). "Anyone tempted to generalize about the American working class ought to meet the people in Janesville. The reporting behind this book is extraordinary and the story-a stark, heartbreaking reminder that political ideologies have real consequences-is told with rare sympathy and insight" (Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine).

Michigan's C. Harold Wills - The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Paperback): Alan... Michigan's C. Harold Wills - The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Paperback)
Alan Naldrett, Lynn Lyon Naldrett; Contributions by The Wills Sainte Claire Museum; Foreword by Terry Ernest
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lost Car Companies of Detroit (Paperback): Alan Naldrett Lost Car Companies of Detroit (Paperback)
Alan Naldrett
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ghost Road - Beyond the Driverless Car (Hardcover): Anthony M. Townsend Ghost Road - Beyond the Driverless Car (Hardcover)
Anthony M. Townsend
R635 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R114 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Anthony Townsend argues that the driverless car is a red herring. When self-driving technology infects buses, bikes, delivery vans and buildings, a wild future awaits. Technology will transform life behind the wheel into a hi-definition video game that makes our ride safer, smoother and more efficient. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicles will turbocharge our appetite for the instant delivery of goods, making the future as much about moving stuff as it is about moving people. Companies will link the automated machines that move us to the cloud, raising concerns about mobility monopolies and privatisation of "the curb". Our cities and towns will change as we embrace new ways to get around. Ghost Road explains where we might be heading with driverless vehicles, and the choices we must make as societies and individuals to shape that future.

A History of Japan's Government-Business Relationship - The Passenger Car Industry (Paperback): Phyllis Genther A History of Japan's Government-Business Relationship - The Passenger Car Industry (Paperback)
Phyllis Genther
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite the economic and political importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship and the extensive attention paid to automotive trade, few American scholars or policy makers are familiar with the history of Japanese government-business relations, either generally or for specific industries such as passenger cars. This book hopefully helps in a small way to fill that gap in our knowledge and, thus, to help strengthen the foundation from which we make public policy decisions about bilateral trade. [ix]

Sustainable Automobility - Understanding the Car as a Natural System (Paperback): Paul Nieuwenhuis Sustainable Automobility - Understanding the Car as a Natural System (Paperback)
Paul Nieuwenhuis
R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If we are part of nature, then so is everything we make. This unique book explores this notion using the example of the car, how it is made and used and especially how we relate to it, with a view to creating a more sustainable automobility. We have been trying to make cars cleaner and more efficient, but has this really made them more sustainable? This book argues, within the context of sustainable consumption and production, that we should see the car as a natural system, subject to natural laws and processes. As part of this new perspective we need to change our attitude to cars, building more durable relationships and co-evolving with them. Revolutionary, perhaps; but if we get it right, this approach will allow us to enjoy motoring - albeit in modified form - into the future. The book draws on a range of disciplines, including industrial ecology, engineering, philosophy, anthropology, consumer psychology and object-oriented ontology, as well as providing industry examples to support its innovative case. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to academics of sustainability, socio-technical transition, management of change, engineering, biomimicry and business. It will also be of interest to automotive consultancies and those working in the car and oil industries. Paul Nieuwenhuis' innovative suggestions will certainly be of interest to government workers in industry, business and the environment, as well as various environmental NGOs.

The Enigma of Automobility - Democratic Politics and Pollution Control (Paperback): Sudhir Chella Rajan The Enigma of Automobility - Democratic Politics and Pollution Control (Paperback)
Sudhir Chella Rajan
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America's love affair with the automobile has produced superhighways, suburban sprawl, and air pollution, but the debate over air pollution policy in the United States often concentrates on making the cars better. This study looks toward a long-term ethical solution.

The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity - Creating an Industry as if the Planet Mattered (Paperback): Peter E. Wells The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity - Creating an Industry as if the Planet Mattered (Paperback)
Peter E. Wells
R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity analyses the future prospects of the largest manufacturing sector in the world, the automotive industry, at a time of unprecedented global financial crisis and unrelenting environmental pressure. This unique book seeks to combine economic analysis with the environmental research to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of the forces that shape change in the automotive industry. It eschews the usual focus on technologies, and gives more attention to the impact of change on the business models and strategies adopted by the vehicle manufacturers, the scope for new entrants, and the implications for policy-makers. This richly textured book concludes that the achievement of a sustainable automotive industry will not be possible with 'one best way', but that myriad technologies and business concepts, grounded in the distinct needs of different places and consumers, will be the basis of the future of mobility. Drawing on a wealth of industry data by virtue of the authors' record of many years researching the industry, this book will be invaluable to both students and researchers working within transport, industrial ecology, automobility, industrial policy, economics, regional development, sustainability, technology, and business models.

What Did Jesus Drive? - Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity (Paperback): Jason Vines What Did Jesus Drive? - Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity (Paperback)
Jason Vines
R571 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R151 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

snt it time that we are told the insider TRUTH regarding the intentional and unintentional cover-ups made by the big boys in Detroit. We will be booking media appearances for this Author as well as book signing events in the Author hometown as well as additional cities and states. We booked this Author over 100 media appearances in 2014. Isnt it time that we are told the insider TRUTH regarding the intentional and unintentional cover-ups made by the big boys in Detroit. An industry, the Auto Industry, driven by profits-over-principle according to many of its critics. Be prepared to buckle-up and enjoy this ride! This book is the first tell it like it is, of its kind! Why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Jason Vines starts this book with a simple question: why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Sadly, spoiler alert, he ends it with the same question. From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton to Lance Armstrong to the IRS to Brian Williams to Bill Cosby to Tiger Woods and the NFL; why is it so painfully difficult? Vines cautions the reader up-front: Relax, this is not a book about Jesus. However, he does appear in two chapters: first as a Hispanic grandfather from Waterford, Michigan, and later as the real Prince of Peace. No, this is a book about my life in the public relations blast furnace in the automotive industry; a quickly-derailed attempt to help a friend rebuild Detroits tattered image, thwarted by the sex, lies and corruption of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick; and, finally, trying to avoid another crisis with the number one selling book of all time. No, not Harry Potter; the Bible.

Global Players and the Indian Car Industry - Trade, Technology and Structural Change (Hardcover): Jatinder Singh Global Players and the Indian Car Industry - Trade, Technology and Structural Change (Hardcover)
Jatinder Singh
R3,042 Discovery Miles 30 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is one of the first critical analyses of the automobile industry in India. It studies the sector in general and the passenger car industry in particular, and provides valuable insights into the operation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies in a technology-intensive industry under changing economic regimes. The volume underlines the influence of the changing nature of foreign investment, the impact of economic reforms, technology regimes and industrial policy on growth, structural changes and development. It offers a detailed account of the trade performance of manufacturers in India's passenger car industry. It also looks at successful cases to draw policy lessons towards encouraging quality FDI and developing India as a base for world production. A useful addition to industry studies in India, this book with its wide coverage and contemporary analyses will interest scholars and researchers of economics, Indian economy and industrial policy, industrial economics, automobile industry and manufacturing sector, development economics and international economics. It will also appeal to policymakers, practitioners and industrial associations.

Are We There Yet? - The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless (Paperback): Dan Albert Are We There Yet? - The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless (Paperback)
Dan Albert
R455 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R61 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The plain, old-fashioned, human-driven car built the American economy and helped shape our democratic creed. Driver's ed made teenagers into citizens; auto repair made boys into men. For nearly a century, car culture has triumphed. But have we finally reached the end of the road? Fewer young people are learning to drive. Ride hailing is replacing car buying, and with electrification, a long and noble tradition of amateur car repair will soon come to an end. When a robot takes over the driver's seat, what's to become of us? Are We There Yet? carries us from horseless buggies to superhighways, and like any good road trip, it's an adventure so fun you won't even notice how much you've learned along the way.

Cars We Loved in the 1990s (Paperback): Giles Chapman Cars We Loved in the 1990s (Paperback)
Giles Chapman
R261 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1980s car era had been brash and loud - but the 1990s that followed was markedly more sober, stylish and sophisticated. A period when safety and durability improved . . . even though insurance hikes, speed cameras and the introduction of the separate theory test made driving more of a challenge. Britpop bands battled in the charts as CD players became the ultimate in-car accessory. In the latest addition to this classic series, Giles Chapman investigates the newly nostalgic motoring decade of the 1990s, looking back in entertaining style over the induction of such memorable icons as the Peugeot 106 and 206, Fiat Punto, Jaguar XJ, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Impreza Turbo, Audi TT, TVR Chimaera and Ford Focus MkI.

Sustainable Automobility - Understanding the Car as a Natural System (Hardcover): Paul Nieuwenhuis Sustainable Automobility - Understanding the Car as a Natural System (Hardcover)
Paul Nieuwenhuis
R2,329 Discovery Miles 23 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If we are part of nature, then so is everything we make. This unique book explores this notion using the example of the car, how it is made and used and especially how we relate to it, with a view to creating a more sustainable automobility. We have been trying to make cars cleaner and more efficient, but has this really made them more sustainable? This book argues, within the context of sustainable consumption and production, that we should see the car as a natural system, subject to natural laws and processes. As part of this new perspective we need to change our attitude to cars, building more durable relationships and co-evolving with them. Revolutionary, perhaps; but if we get it right, this approach will allow us to enjoy motoring - albeit in modified form - into the future. The book draws on a range of disciplines, including industrial ecology, engineering, philosophy, anthropology, consumer psychology and object-oriented ontology, as well as providing industry examples to support its innovative case. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to academics of sustainability, socio-technical transition, management of change, engineering, biomimicry and business. It will also be of interest to automotive consultancies and those working in the car and oil industries. Paul Nieuwenhuis' innovative suggestions will certainly be of interest to government workers in industry, business and the environment, as well as various environmental NGOs.

Insane Mode - How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil (Paperback, Main): Hamish McKenzie Insane Mode - How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil (Paperback, Main)
Hamish McKenzie 1
R275 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R58 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Insane Mode is the astounding story of the most revolutionary car company since Ford, revealing how, under Elon Musk's leadership, it is bringing to an end the era of gasoline-powered transportation.

Hamish McKenzie, journalist and former writer for Tesla, explores how an unlikely West Coast start-up with an audacious dream to create a new successful US car company, went up against not only the might of the government-backed Detroit companies, but also the massive power of Big Oil. Insane Mode is a story of ingenuity and revolution - of how a new world of transportation could change people's lives globally.

Iran Auto - Building a Global Industry in an Islamic State (Hardcover): Darius Mehri Iran Auto - Building a Global Industry in an Islamic State (Hardcover)
Darius Mehri
R1,941 Discovery Miles 19 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the revolution of 1979, scholars have portrayed the Islamic State's industrial development capacity in a negative light. Global isolation, incoherent economic planning, and predatory Islamic institutions are often cited as the reasons for lackluster development. In Iran Auto: Building a Global Industry in an Islamic State, Darius Mehri shows how this characterization is misguided. Today, Iran has one of the world's largest automobile industries with national technical capacity. Previous studies ignore the consequences of three decades of Iran's capacity for successful industrialization and changes in global technology transfer that allow countries, even ones isolated from formal global institutions, to build an automobile industry. Mehri shows how industrial nationalists in Iran constructed a network of politically effective relationships to open up space for successful local industrial development, and then tapped into a set of important global linkages to create an industry with high local manufacturing content. This book will open up a new line of inquiry into how countries in the global south can develop a successful national automobile industry without the need to conform to global economic institutions.

Vehicle Simulation - Perceptual Fidelity in the Design of Virtual Environments (Hardcover): Alfred T Lee Vehicle Simulation - Perceptual Fidelity in the Design of Virtual Environments (Hardcover)
Alfred T Lee
R2,175 Discovery Miles 21 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers the problem of fidelity in the design of virtual environments with specific reference to the design of vehicle simulators. The default design goal has been on the physical replication of a given real-world environment and, in the case of vehicles, the specific appearance and function of vehicle components. This book discusses that perceptual, rather than physical, fidelity of a virtual environment, should be the design goal and the principal purpose is to produce human behavior. This book provides the rationale and design guidance to maximize perceptual fidelity in the development of virtual environments, and therefore maximize the costeffectiveness as well.

Like I See It - Obstacles and Opportunities Shaping the Future of Retail Automotive (Hardcover): Dale Pollak Like I See It - Obstacles and Opportunities Shaping the Future of Retail Automotive (Hardcover)
Dale Pollak
R547 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R44 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
American Wheels, Chinese Roads - The Story of General Motors in China (Hardcover): Michael J. Dunne American Wheels, Chinese Roads - The Story of General Motors in China (Hardcover)
Michael J. Dunne
R699 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R175 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How could one company--General Motors--meet disaster on one continent and achieve explosive growth on another at the very same time?

While General Motors was hurtling towards bankruptcy in 2009, GM's subsidiary in China was setting new sales and profit records. This book reveals how extraordinary people, remarkable decisions and surprising breaks made triumph in China possible for General Motors. It also shows just how vulnerable that winning track record remains.

No small part of GM's success in China springs from its management of shifting business and political relationships. In China, the government makes the rules for--and competes in--the auto industry. GM's business partner, the City of Shanghai, is both an ally and a competitor. How does such an unnatural relationship work on a day-to-day basis? Where will it go on the future?
General Motors also engages in constant battles with other global and Chinese car makers for the hearts of demanding Chinese consumers. Dunne gives us rare glimpses into the mindsets and behavior of this new moneyed set, the worlds newest class of wealthy consumers.

China is already the number one car market in the world. During the next ten years, China will export millions of cars and trucks globally, including to the United States. "American Wheels, Chinese Roads" presents readers with fascinating illustrations of what to expect when Chinese cars, companies, and business people arrive on our shores.

Janesville - An American Story (Paperback): Amy Goldstein Janesville - An American Story (Paperback)
Amy Goldstein 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 * "A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience" (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)-an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down-but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation's oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America's biggest political issues. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. "Moving and magnificently well-researched...Janesville joins a growing family of books about the evisceration of the working class in the United States. What sets it apart is the sophistication of its storytelling and analysis" (Jennifer Senior, The New York Times). "Anyone tempted to generalize about the American working class ought to meet the people in Janesville. The reporting behind this book is extraordinary and the story-a stark, heartbreaking reminder that political ideologies have real consequences-is told with rare sympathy and insight" (Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine).

Land Rover - Gripping Photos of the 4x4 Pioneer (Hardcover): Giles Chapman Land Rover - Gripping Photos of the 4x4 Pioneer (Hardcover)
Giles Chapman
R532 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The original Land Rover evolved for almost seventy years, from the ground breaking Series I model in 1948 to the final Defender in 2016. Now there is a totally new Defender for the 2020s. Land Rover charts the history of the authentic bloodline in striking, carefully compiled and, in some instances, very rare photographs. It presents the memorable mileposts - and bizarre diversions - in an astonishingly long life. This is a rich visual tribute to the genius and guts of these legendary vehicles.

The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations (Hardcover, Ed): Jeffrey Liker, Karyn Ross The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations (Hardcover, Ed)
Jeffrey Liker, Karyn Ross
R790 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R189 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The world's bestselling Lean expert shows service-based organizations how to go Lean, gain value, and get results-The Toyota Way. A must-read for service professionals of every level, this groundbreaking guide by Jeffrey Liker takes the proven Lean principles of his bestselling Toyota Way series and applies them directly to the industries where quality of service is crucial for success. Liker's famous 4P model makes it easy for you to implement Lean practices throughout your organization-whether you're an executive, manager, or frontline worker who deals with customers every day. These ground-tested techniques are designed to help you make continuous improvements in your services, streamline your operations, and add ever-increasing value to your customers. The book features fascinating case studies of Lean-driven success in a range of service industries, including healthcare, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, and more. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, and President of Liker Lean Advisors, LLC. He is the author of The Toyota Way and other related books. Karyn Ross is a lean consultant and executive coach with a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Hop, Skip, Go - How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives (Hardcover): John Rossant, Stephen Baker Hop, Skip, Go - How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives (Hardcover)
John Rossant, Stephen Baker
R680 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R125 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Urban expert John Rossant and business journalist Stephen Baker look beyond the false promises of the past to examine the real future of transportation and the repercussions for the world's cities, the global economy, the environment, and our individual lives. Human mobility, dominated for a century by cars and trucks, is facing a dramatic transformation. Over the next decade, new networked devices, from electric bikes to fleets of autonomous cars, will change the way we move. They will also disrupt major industries, from energy to cars, give birth to new mobility giants, and lead to a redesign of our cities. For Rossant and Baker, this represents the advance of the Information Revolution into the physical world. This will raise troubling questions about surveillance, privacy, the dangers from hackers and the loss of jobs. But it also promises startling efficiencies, which could turn our cities green and, perhaps, save our planet. In an engaging, deeply reported book, the authors travel to mobility hotspots, from Helsinki to Shanghai, to scout out this future. And they visit the companies putting it together. One, Divergent3d, is devising a system to manufacture cars with robots and 3D printers. PonyAI, a Chinese-Silicon Valley startup, builds autonomous software that perceives potholes, oncoming trucks, and wayward pedestrians, and guides the vehicle around them. Voom, an Airbus subsidiary, is racing with dozens of others to operate fleets of air taxis that fly by themselves. Hop, Skip, Go is about us: billions of people on the move. Underlying each stage of mobility, from foot to horse to cars and jets, are the mathematics of three fundamental variables: time, space and money. We measure each trip we take, whether to Kuala Lumpur or the corner drugstore. As the authors make clear, the coming mobility revolution will be no different. As they unveil the future, the authors explore how these changes might revamp our conception of global geography, the hours in our days, and where in the world we might be able to go.

Toyota Under Fire: Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity (Hardcover, Ed): Jeffrey Liker, Timothy Ogden Toyota Under Fire: Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity (Hardcover, Ed)
Jeffrey Liker, Timothy Ogden
R744 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The definitive inside account of Toyota's greatest crisis--and lessons you can apply to your own company

""Those who write off Toyota in the current climate of second guessing and speculation are making a profound mistake and need to read this book to get the facts. Toyota is a company that will channel the current challenges to push themselves to even more relentless continuous improvement.""
--Charles Baker, former Chief Engineer and Vice President for R&D, Honda of America

""Toyota Under Fire" is a superb book and should prove very helpful to American industry's understanding of the problems faced and how any company can prevent similar occurrences in the future.""
--Norman Bodek, author, founder of Productivity Press, and inductee in 2010 Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame

""As a former automotive supplier executive and student of Toyota, I was concerned to see the many negative reports and investigations into the quality and safety of its vehicles. Toyota Under Fire tells the story of how this great company is growing wiser and stronger by living its culture and values.""
--Michael Fisher, CEO, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

""Just as Toyota has put itself through excruciating soul-searching in order to understand what went wrong, so should we all take advantage of the opportunity for learning presented to us by Toyota's misfortune. In these pages, you will find that the actual circumstances were far more complex, nuanced, and uncertain than you saw reported in the news.""
--John Y. Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute

""The most comprehensive and detailed review to date of the circumstances that led to the crisis, and the events and contexts that caused it to escalate.""
--Strategy & Business

About the Book

For decades, Toyota has been setting standards that are the envy--and goal--of organizations worldwide. Its legendary management principles and business philosophy, first documented by Jeffrey K. Liker in his influential book "The Toyota Way," changed the business world's approach to operational excellence.

Granted unprecedented access to Toyota's facilities worldwide, Liker, along with Timothy N. Ogden, investigated the inside story of how Toyota faced the challenges of the recession and the recall crisis of 2009-2010. In both cases, the company was caught off guard--and found that a root cause of the challenges it faced was its failure to live up to its own principles. But the fundamentals were still there, and the company has ultimately come out of the most challenging years of its postwar existence even stronger than before.

"Toyota Under Fire" chronicles all the events of the recession and the recall crisis in detail, providing valuable lessons any business leader can use to survive and thrive in a crisis, no matter how large: Crisis response must start by building a strong culture long before the crisis hits. Culture matters far more than decisions made by top executives. Investing in people, even in the depths of a recession, is the surest path to long-term profitability.

Because it had founded its culture on such principles, Toyota didn't need to amass an army of public relations, marketing, and legal experts to "put out the fire"; instead, it redoubled efforts to live up to its founding tenet, going "back to basics." Toyota began solving this crisis more than 70 years ago, when its organizational culture was first established.

Apply the lessons of "Toyota Under Fire" to your company, and you'll meet any future management challenge calmly, responsibly, and effectively--the Toyota Way.

Taxing Automobile Emissions for Pollution Control (Hardcover): Maureen Sevigny Taxing Automobile Emissions for Pollution Control (Hardcover)
Maureen Sevigny
R2,480 Discovery Miles 24 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This innovative book examines the role an automobile emissions tax could play in reducing emissions in the United States. The author concludes that an emissions tax has the potential to reduce emissions from households vehicles significantly, even when travel demand is relatively price inelastic. Beginning with a theoretical discussion of a first-best tax, a second-best tax on passenger vehicles is developed. This study contains detailed analyses of: * the design of the tax * behavioural responses that lead to emissions reductions, including reductions in the household's vehicle miles of travel and the scrapping of low-value, high emitting vehicles * the effect of the tax on the reduction of emissions * the effect of the tax on households in different income quintiles * the emissions reducing potential of a gasoline tax compared to an emissions tax This study uses a simulation model to analyse the sensitivity of travel demand and the resulting emissions, to different tax rates and demand elasticities. The author concludes that an emissions tax has the potential to reduce emissions from household vehicles significantly, even when travel demand is relatively price inelastic. Taxing Automobile Emissions for Pollution Control will prove invaluable to policymakers and academics in the field of environmental management and environmental economics and policy.

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