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Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Manufacturing industries > Road vehicle manufacturing industry

Automotive Giants of America (1926) (Paperback): B.C. Forbes, O.D. Foster Automotive Giants of America (1926) (Paperback)
B.C. Forbes, O.D. Foster
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sketches of the men who are making our motor industry. Curiously, although our automobile industry was young at the time of this work, its leaders were not young men. The average age of the twenty foremost was a shade under fifty-five. Only three of them were in their forties. Every one of the following twenty men was self-made, most only had moderate schooling and nine had some college training: Harry H. Bassett; Roy D. Chapin; Walter P. Chrysler; William C. Durant; Albert R. Erskine; Harvey S. Firestone; Henry Ford; Charles D. Hastings; Frederick J. Haynes; John Hertz; Edward S. Jordan; Charles F. Ketterling; Alvan Macauley; Charles S. Mott; Charles W. Nash; R.E. Olds; Alfred P. Sloan; H.H. Timken; Walter C. White; John N. Willys.

Globalization or Regionalization of the European Car Industry? (Hardcover, 2003 ed.): M Freyssenet, K. Shimizu, G. Volpato Globalization or Regionalization of the European Car Industry? (Hardcover, 2003 ed.)
M Freyssenet, K. Shimizu, G. Volpato
R3,204 Discovery Miles 32 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The automobile sector is one of the most archetypal global industries and is seen by many as one of the main drivers behind the homogenization of world markets due to firms' internationalization strategies and the social practices that firms impose. This book argues that this is not entirely the case due to the heterogeneity of firms and the diversity of strategies pursued. It highlights the diversity and forms of internationalization and the preference for regionalization rather than globalization that has occurred over the past decade. This book looks specifically at the European car industry.

Behind the Wheel at Chrysler (Paperback): Doron P. Levin Behind the Wheel at Chrysler (Paperback)
Doron P. Levin
R632 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Detroit Free Press reporter demythologizes Lee Iacocca's leadership of Chrysler, demonstrating how salesmanship and self-promotion invariably trumped innovation and investment. "Everyone who cares about american industry should read [this book]" (New York Times Book Review). Index.

Global Strategies and Local Realities - The Auto Industry in Emerging Markets (Hardcover): J. Humphrey, Y. Lecler, M. Salerno Global Strategies and Local Realities - The Auto Industry in Emerging Markets (Hardcover)
J. Humphrey, Y. Lecler, M. Salerno
R3,857 Discovery Miles 38 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 in the context of more general debates about globalisation and current crises in emerging markets such as Brazil and East Asia.

Technology, Institutions and Labor - Manufacturing Automobiles in Argentina and Turkey (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Fulya Apaydin Technology, Institutions and Labor - Manufacturing Automobiles in Argentina and Turkey (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Fulya Apaydin
R3,838 Discovery Miles 38 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book Fulya Apaydin argues that labor responses to dramatic technological change are influenced by the political institutions of the Global South more than any other factor. In addressing vocational education programs - which are highly relevant in understanding how labor unrest is governed in developing settings - she makes two important contributions. Firstly, she offers a new theoretical framework to understand labor mobilization and de-mobilization patterns, rethinking vocational education as a key transmission belt for manufacturing labor consent. Secondly, she provides a systematic comparison of skill formation schemes and their implications on labor mobilization in federal and unitary systems. With a focus on Argentina and Turkey, two case studies are provided in which technology has provoked differing levels of strikes, walkouts and extended protest.

Economics at the Wheel - The Costs of Cars and Drivers (Hardcover): Richard C. Porter Economics at the Wheel - The Costs of Cars and Drivers (Hardcover)
Richard C. Porter
R3,759 Discovery Miles 37 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Economics at the Wheel" is about cars and driving, and all the problems that cars and drivers create for America. It explains actual government policy intended to reduce the damage cars and drivers do to us, and it explains why these government policies are almost all failures because they attack the wrong problem or attack it in the wrong way. The reader will come away with a much fuller understanding of air pollution, global warming, highway safety, auto insurance, gasoline taxation, rush-hour congestion, leaking underground storage tanks, and many other auto-related issues. It looks at common actions and circumstances from an economics perspective. It is readable with accessible prose style and few footnotes. It includes questions to provoke student thinking and boxed sections of side materials to stimulate discussions.

Teamwork in the Automobile Industry - Radical Change or Passing Fashion? (Hardcover): Paul Stewart, Jean-Pierre Durand, Juan... Teamwork in the Automobile Industry - Radical Change or Passing Fashion? (Hardcover)
Paul Stewart, Jean-Pierre Durand, Juan Jose Castillo; Juan Jose Castillod
R4,115 Discovery Miles 41 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As one of the first sectors affected by the current phase of crisis in capital accumulation, the automobile industry has had much to learn and now has much to teach. A recognition of the great diversity of forms of adaptation introduced to face the uncertainties of the market, lead to the formation of GERPISA and its international programme of research on the emergence of new industrial models. This book, a product of that research, is a valuable and timely insight into the innovations and adjustments of some of the major vehicular manufacturers and through them into the future of industry as a whole.

Car - A Drama of the American Workplace (Paperback, New ed): Mary Walton Car - A Drama of the American Workplace (Paperback, New ed)
Mary Walton
R574 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R86 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Drama of the American Workplace
With a New Afterword

An enlightening peek at the inner workings of a large corporation trying to reinvent itself. . . . It's rare to find an auto book that explains the process of creating a car with so much color and detail."—Business Week (a Best Business Book of 1997)

Faced with the task of redesigning the Taurus, America's best-selling car and the flagship of its fleet, Ford Motor Company assembled 700 designers, engineers, planners, and bean-counters under a tough manager who set out to retake engineering and manufacturing ground lost to the Japanese. On their shoulders rested the reputation and the profits of Ford, not to mention an investment of close to 3 billion dollars.

This biting, insightful account by a seasoned journalist follows the 1996 Taurus from its conception as a clay model in Detroit to its birth in an Atlanta assembly plant to its public debut in a New Jersey dealership. Mary Walton, who was given unprecedented access to the Taurus team, chronicles brilliantly the clashes between designers and engineers, marketers and accountants, product guys and manufacturing guys to create a revealing portrait of the tension, the passions, and the pride that fuel the race to #1.

"An engrossing drama . . . with fascinating insights into every aspect of the car's creation. . . . Walton does an admirable job of making the redesign of a car into a compelling human-interest story."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An engrossing, satisfying read."—Doron Levin, Philadelphia Inquirer (a Best Book of 1997)

"Vivid and informative. . . . Consistently entertaining because it is engagingly written, this is the rare business book that is a page turner."—Keith Bradsher, New York Times Book Review

The Business of Speed - The Hot Rod Industry in America, 1915-1990 (Hardcover): David N. Lucsko The Business of Speed - The Hot Rod Industry in America, 1915-1990 (Hardcover)
David N. Lucsko
R1,147 R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Save R164 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the mass production of Henry Ford's Model T, car enthusiasts have been redesigning, rebuilding, and reengineering their vehicles for increased speed and technical efficiency. They purchase aftermarket parts, reconstruct engines, and enhance body designs, all in an effort to personalize and improve their vehicles. Why do these car enthusiasts modify their cars and where do they get their aftermarket parts? Here, David N. Lucsko provides the first scholarly history of America's hot rod business.

Lucsko examines the evolution of performance tuning through the lens of the $34-billion speed equipment industry that supports it. As early as 1910, dozens of small shops across the United States designed, manufactured, and sold add-on parts to consumers eager to employ new technologies as they tinkered with their cars. Operating for much of the twentieth century in the shadow of the Big Three automobile manufacturers -- General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler -- these businesses grew at an impressive rate, supplying young and old hot rodders with thousands of performance-boosting gadgets.

Lucsko offers a rich and heretofore untold account of the culture and technology of the high-performance automotive aftermarket in the United States, offering a fresh perspective on the history of the automobile in America.

Team Toyota - Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky (Paperback, New): Terry L Besser Team Toyota - Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky (Paperback, New)
Terry L Besser
R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Team Toyota Besser presents the results of an in-depth study of Toyota's assembly plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. This book is one of the few books about Japanese organizations that incorporates the perspectives of both nonmanagement and management employees.

Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry - Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility (Paperback): Frederic... Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry - Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility (Paperback)
Frederic C. Deyo
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility assesses the varying ways in which automobile assemblers in several countries of East and Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas have sought to enhance their efficiency and flexibility in response to heightened global competition during the 1980s and early 1990s. It then explores the implications of such managerial strategies for workers and trade unions, and the responses of unions in seeking to preserve or enhance worker welfare and voice under industrial restructuring.

Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry - Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility (Hardcover): Frederic... Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry - Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility (Hardcover)
Frederic C. Deyo
R3,356 Discovery Miles 33 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility assesses the varying ways in which automobile assemblers in several countries of East and Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas have sought to enhance their efficiency and flexibility in response to heightened global competition during the 1980s and early 1990s. It then explores the implications of such managerial strategies for workers and trade unions, and the responses of unions in seeking to preserve or enhance worker welfare and voice under industrial restructuring.

Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung - Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung (Paperback, New): Donald Kirk Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung - Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung (Paperback, New)
Donald Kirk
R1,897 Discovery Miles 18 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This study focuses on a single Korean "chaebol", the business conglomerate which dominates the Korean economy. Hyundai, the largest chaebol, is examined in the context of Korean history, ancient and modern, and the Confucian value system that permeates all Korean life.

The Ford Pinto Case - A Study in Applied Ethics, Business, and Technology (Paperback, New): Douglas Birsch, John Fielder The Ford Pinto Case - A Study in Applied Ethics, Business, and Technology (Paperback, New)
Douglas Birsch, John Fielder
R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book bring together the basic documents needed for reaching an informed judgment on the central ethical question in the Pinto case: did Ford Motor Company act ethically in designing the Pinto fuel system and in deciding not to upgrade the integrity of that system until 1978? The five parts of this book cover the case, cost-benefit analysis, whistle blowing, product liability, and government regulations.

The New European Automobile Industry (Hardcover): Michael Rawlinson, Peter Wells The New European Automobile Industry (Hardcover)
Michael Rawlinson, Peter Wells
R4,509 Discovery Miles 45 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This study is about the struggle for survival among the assembler and components firms which constitute the European automobile industry. The book describes and explains the competitive, structural, organizational and technological changes being made and outlines the spatial and economic effects of these changes. The empirical core of the book is a study of the number of technology fields in automobile components. These sections draw on up-to-date research carried out by the authors in Europe, through which they evaluate the extent to which lean production techniques have permeated the assemblers and components industry.

Honda's Global Local Corporation (Hardcover): A. Mair Honda's Global Local Corporation (Hardcover)
A. Mair
R4,080 Discovery Miles 40 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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, research and development, sourcing of components, human resources and labour relations, collaboration with western firms, political controversy, and the role of concepts and ideas, in Japan, North America, and Europe.

The Carriage Trade - Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America (Hardcover): Thomas A. Kinney The Carriage Trade - Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America (Hardcover)
Thomas A. Kinney
R1,191 R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Save R171 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1926, the Carriage Builders' National Association met for the last time, signaling the automobile's final triumph over the horse-drawn carriage. Only a decade earlier, carriages and wagons were still a common sight on every Main Street in America. In the previous century, carriage-building had been one of the largest and most dynamic industries in the country. In this sweeping study of a forgotten trade, Thomas A. Kinney extends our understanding of nineteenth-century American industrialization far beyond the steel mill and railroad. The legendary Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company in 1880 produced a hundred wagons a day--one every six minutes. Across the country, smaller factories fashioned vast quantities of buggies, farm wagons, and luxury carriages. Today, if we think of carriage and wagon at all, we assume it merely foreshadowed the automobile industry. Yet., the carriage industry epitomized a batch-work approach to production that flourished for decades. Contradicting the model of industrial development in which hand tools, small firms, and individual craftsmanship simply gave way to mechanized factories, the carriage industry successfully employed small-scale business and manufacturing practices throughout its history.

"The Carriage Trade" traces the rise and fall of this heterogeneous industry, from the pre-industrial shop system to the coming of the automobile, using as case studies Studebaker, the New York-based luxury carriage-maker Brewsters, and dozens of smallerfirms from around the country. Kinney also explores the experiences of the carriage and wagon worker over the life of the industry. Deeply researched and strikingly original, this study contributes a vivid chapter to the story of America's industrial revolution.

The Zero Carbon Car - Green Technology and the Automotive Industry (Hardcover): Brian Long The Zero Carbon Car - Green Technology and the Automotive Industry (Hardcover)
Brian Long 1
R727 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R125 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Zero Carbon Car" examines the hundreds of ways in which car manufacturers are trying to reduce our carbon footprint, and the adaptation of the automotive industry to changing technology in a world where environmental issues are becoming ever more prevalent. The book's in-depth research into green car technology shows that manufacturers make concerted efforts, but sometimes also defeat the gains of their innovation.
Topics covered include:
What is meant by the terms "global warming"and "green," and how these can be defined
An account of the long history of green automotive technology
Alternative fuels, including diesel and hydrogen
Developments in environmentally friendly engine technology
Electric cars
Environmental issues in material usage and car body manufacture.

Lieferantenmanagement in China (German, Hardcover): Marc Helmold Lieferantenmanagement in China (German, Hardcover)
Marc Helmold
R2,014 R1,800 Discovery Miles 18 000 Save R214 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Five Dollar Day - Labor Management and Social Control in the Ford Motor Company, 1908-1921 (Paperback): Stephen Meyer III The Five Dollar Day - Labor Management and Social Control in the Ford Motor Company, 1908-1921 (Paperback)
Stephen Meyer III
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Toyota Methods and Operating Models - Achieve Business Success with the Toyota Way (Hardcover): Stefano Cortiglioni, Leonardo... Toyota Methods and Operating Models - Achieve Business Success with the Toyota Way (Hardcover)
Stefano Cortiglioni, Leonardo Salcerini, Danilo Verga; Translated by Andrea Petretti
R3,438 Discovery Miles 34 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Toyota Methods and Operating Models presents a case study of a small, traditional Italian manufacturer in the Toyota Industries Corporation Group, which began an important process of transformation until it became a successful, modern and advanced international business: Toyota Material Handling. Toyota management made internal changes and developed the commercial networks, successfully applying the Toyota Production System (TPS, or Lean Production) as well as the values of the Toyota Way. Author Stefano Cortiglioni led the transformation project, which took four years. Toyota Methods and Operating Models presents the continuing success story. The authors analyze the Toyota methods and operating models that can be directly applied to your business in order to reach excellence in operations and industry 4.0. It provides tangible advice on how to grow a business and achieve commercial success, with superior processes and logistics networks, as well as the development of an advanced and highly successful supply chain.

The Political Economy of Growth in Vietnam - Between States and Markets (Hardcover): Guanie Lim The Political Economy of Growth in Vietnam - Between States and Markets (Hardcover)
Guanie Lim
R3,224 Discovery Miles 32 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the doi moi reforms in 1986, Vietnam has experienced a dramatic socioeconomic transformation. Lim examines the role of the state and its interaction with market forces in bringing this change about. Taking the motorcycle and banking industries as case studies, this book explores the dynamics between the state and transnational corporations in shaping the manufacturing and service sectors, respectively. Vietnam, as one of Southeast Asia's quintessential latecomer economies with little prior experience of dealing with transnational corporations, has nevertheless been quite successful in maintaining some control over the impact of foreign direct investment. Yet, the learning outcomes remain highly uneven. In addition, Lim argues that Vietnamese advancement in both industries mirrors only partially the more generalized patterns of state-led development in East Asia's earlier batch of latecomer economies. Vietnam's case thus presents practical lessons on how to succeed in crafting and utilizing policy instruments to achieve domestic economic and technological upgrading. This book will be of great interest to scholars of political economy and industrial policy in East Asia, as well as to scholars and policy professionals analyzing approaches to development strategy more broadly.

Henry Ford - Critical Evaluations in Business and Management (Hardcover): John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood Henry Ford - Critical Evaluations in Business and Management (Hardcover)
John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood
R15,794 Discovery Miles 157 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This collection includes evaluations of and responses to the contributions made by Henry Ford and the ways in which his influence helped shape the understanding of management practices.
Henry Ford was an eccentric, and occasionally enlightened, thinker and remains a controversial figure today. He developed F.W. Taylor's ideas of scientific management (the subject of another four volume collection in this series), turning them into a whole 'system of production'. Ford's system was characterized by highly efficient, high volume and vertically integrated production, with high wages and low prices. His methods helped make the motor car the defining product of the twentieth century and also ensured his own iconic status.

Car Guys Vs. Bean Counters - The Battle for the Soul of American Business (Paperback): Bob Lutz Car Guys Vs. Bean Counters - The Battle for the Soul of American Business (Paperback)
Bob Lutz
R439 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R97 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 public s imagination with innovative car design and top-quality craftsmanship, the money would follow. The car guys held sway, and GM dominated with bold, creative leadership and iconic brands like Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GMC, and Chevrolet. But then GM s leadership began to put its faith in numbers and spreadsheets. Determined to eliminate the waste and personality worship of the bygone creative leaders, management got too smart for its own good. With the bean counters firmly in charge, carmakers, and much of American industry, lost their single-minded focus on product excellence and their competitive advantage. Decline soon followed. In 2001, General Motors hired Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. As vice chairman, he launched a war against the penny-pinching number crunchers who ran the company by the bottom line and reinstated a focus on creativity, design, and cars and trucks that would satisfy GM s customers. Lutz s commonsense lessons, combined with a generous helping of fascinating anecdotes, will inspire readers in any industry."

Automobile Manufacturers of Cleveland and Ohio, 1864-1942 (Paperback): Frank E. Wrenick, Elaine V. Wrenick Automobile Manufacturers of Cleveland and Ohio, 1864-1942 (Paperback)
Frank E. Wrenick, Elaine V. Wrenick
R1,187 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R109 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a comprehensive look at automobile manufacturing during its heyday in Cleveland and the remainder of Ohio, and illustrates what it took to succeed in an industry that was in the process of inventing itself. Over 550 early Cleveland and Ohio automobile manufacturers are given recognition, and the field is covered from A to Z: Abbott to Zent. Not surprisingly, there are familiar names such as Jordan, Baker, Peerless, and White of Cleveland, and well-known Ohio marques like Packard, Stutz, Crosley and Willys. Also noted are vehicles with such charming and unexpected names as the Auto-Bug, Darling, and Ben-Hur. These, and numerous other lesser-known automotive ventures, are all given attention, even though many of them never got beyond the concept stage. This is truly a researcher's source book. Substantial attention is also paid to the various ancillary industries, services and organizations which nurtured, evolved with, and in many cases endured after Cleveland's automotive industry. Liberally illustrated with over 100 historical images and conveniently presented in a dual-alphabetical arrangement which treats Cleveland and the remainder of Ohio separately, this is an eminently readable history of an important part of America's automobile heritage.

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