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Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung - Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung (Hardcover): Donald Kirk Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung - Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung (Hardcover)
Donald Kirk
R4,626 Discovery Miles 46 260 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.

Making Cars at Cowley (Paperback): Gillian Bardsley, Stephen Laing Making Cars at Cowley (Paperback)
Gillian Bardsley, Stephen Laing
R347 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R62 (18%) Out of stock

In 1913 an ambitious young businessman named William Morris converted a derelict military college on the outskirts of Oxford into an assembly hall for motor vihicles. He thus opened the first chapter in one of the most extraordinary success stories of the British motor industry, becoming Lord Nuffield and a multi-millionaire in the process. From Morris Motors and Pressed Steel. via the British Motor Corporation and British Leyland to its role as part of BMW and their successful manufacture of the new Mini, car manufacture at Cowley has been a significant player. Though the old factory chimneys have given way to more modern developments, Oxford today would be a very different place without its influence. Most of the photographic material in this book is taken from the comprehensive archive collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, which is located at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, and where Gillian Bardsley is Archivist and where Stephen Laing is the curator of the vehicle collection.

A Ghost's Memoir - The Making of Alfred P. Sloan's My Years with General Motors (Hardcover, New): John McDonald A Ghost's Memoir - The Making of Alfred P. Sloan's My Years with General Motors (Hardcover, New)
John McDonald; Foreword by Dan Seligman
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Out of stock

The story of the ghostwriting of Alfred P. Sloan's best-selling memoir, General Motor's attempts to block the book's publication, and the author's eventual triumph over the corporation. Published in 1964, My Years with General Motors was an immediate best-seller and today is considered one of the few classic books on management. The book is the ghostwritten memoir of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. (1875-1966), whose business and management strategies enabled General Motors to overtake Ford as the dominant American automobile manufacturer in the 1920s and 1930s. What has been largely unknown until now is that My Years with General Motors was almost not published. Although it was written with the permission of General Motors-and slated for publication in October 1959-at the last minute General Motors tried to suppress the book out of fears that some of the material in it could become evidence in an antitrust action against the company. This book, by John McDonald, Sloan's ghostwriter, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the book's writing, its attempted suppression, and the lawsuit that eventually led to its publication. McDonald's narrative is partly the David-and-Goliath story of a lone journalist taking on the world's then-largest corporation and partly a study of strategy in its own right. McDonald's struggle to publish the book led him to navigate a complicated course among the competing interests of General Motors, Fortune magazine (his employer), and Time, Inc. (Fortune's owner). In many ways this "book about the book" parallels the Sloan book as a tale of successful, brilliantly planned strategy.

Car Launch - The HUman Side of Managing Change (Paperback): George Roth, Art Kleiner Car Launch - The HUman Side of Managing Change (Paperback)
George Roth, Art Kleiner
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Out of stock

Car Launch: The Human Side of Managing Change is the first book in the new Oxford series, The Learning History Library. It is edited by Art Kleiner and George Roth, both of whom originated the concept of the learning history. These extended "Living" case studies use an innovative format based on "the jointly told tale" to help narrate the story of major intra-firm transitions. The learning history succeeds in balancing traditional research with pragmatic imperatives and powerful imagery.

In the Rings of Saturn (Hardcover): Joe Sherman In the Rings of Saturn (Hardcover)
Joe Sherman
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Out of stock

In this compelling, readable narrative, Joe Sherman explores virtually every aspect of the Saturn project, America's biggest and most publicized industrial success of the last decade. Here is the whole story - Saturn's mysterious beginnings inside General Motors in 1982; the site hunt that involved 38 states and ended in Spring Hill, Tennessee; the plant's construction and the transfer of 5,000 UAW members to a historic Southern backwater; and finally the small car's triumph in the marketplace.

Telling the story through the standpoint of dozens of characters, from local farmers, to inspired assembly line workers, to `car smarts and gut feel' engineers, Sherman brings to life a very American story of renewal and growth, of great hope and soured expectations, of greed and lost opportunities. And he reveals that if the USA wants to produce high quality products that the world will want to buy, it must begin to adopt methods similar to those used in making the Saturn car.

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Protection of Environment, PT. 53-59, Revised as of July 1, 2015 (Paperback, Revised... Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Protection of Environment, PT. 53-59, Revised as of July 1, 2015 (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Environmental Protection Agency U. S.; Compiled by U S Office of the Federal Register
R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Out of stock
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Transportation, PT. 572-999, Revised as of October 1, 2016 (Paperback): Office of the... Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Transportation, PT. 572-999, Revised as of October 1, 2016 (Paperback)
Office of the Federal Register (U S ), National Archives and Records Administration (U S )
R1,396 R1,298 Discovery Miles 12 980 Save R98 (7%) Out of stock
Competitive Ties - Subcontracting in the Japanese Automotive Industry (Hardcover, New): Michael Smitka Competitive Ties - Subcontracting in the Japanese Automotive Industry (Hardcover, New)
Michael Smitka
R1,758 R1,533 Discovery Miles 15 330 Save R225 (13%) Out of stock
Blood, Sweat, and Fear - Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-80 (Paperback): Jeremy Milloy Blood, Sweat, and Fear - Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-80 (Paperback)
Jeremy Milloy
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Out of stock

Going postal. We hear the chilling phrase and think of the rogue employee who snaps. But Blood, Sweat, and Fear shows that on-the-job bloodshed never occurs in isolation. Using violence as a lens, Jeremy Milloy provides fresh insights into the everyday workings of capitalism, class conflict, race, and gender in the United States and Canada. The result is a study that reveals the workplace as a battleground--one that saw a late-century paradigm shift from the collective violence of strikes and riots to the individualized violence of assaults and shootings. Explosive and original, Blood, Sweat, and Fear brings historical perspective to contemporary debates about North American workplace violence.

China Shifts Gears - Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Kelly Sims Gallagher China Shifts Gears - Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Kelly Sims Gallagher
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Out of stock

Chinese production of automobiles rose from 42,000 cars per year in 1990 to 2.3 million in 2004; the number of passenger vehicles on the road doubled every two and a half years through the 1990s and continues to grow. In China Shifts Gears, Kelly Sims Gallagher identifies an unprecedented opportunity for China to "shift gears" and avoid the usual problems associated with the automobile industry--including urban air pollution caused by tailpipe emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and high dependence on oil imports--while spurring economic development. This transformation will only take place if the Chinese government plays a leadership role in building domestic technological capacity and pushing foreign automakers to transfer cleaner and more energy-efficient technologies to China. If every new car sold in China had the cleanest and most energy-efficient of the automotive technologies already available, urban air pollution could be minimized, emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases would be lower than projected, and the Chinese auto industry would continue to flourish and contribute to China's steady economic development. But so far, Gallagher finds, the opportunity to shift gears has been missed.Gallagher looks in detail at three U.S.-Chinese joint ventures: Beijing Jeep, Shanghai GM, and Chang'An Ford. These case studies are based on original research, including interviews with 90 government officials, industry representatives, and experts in both countries. Drawing from the case studies, Gallagher explores the larger issues of the environmental and economic effects of technology transfer in the automobile industry and the policy implications of "leapfrogging" to more advanced technology.

We Sell Our Time No More - Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry (Paperback): Paul... We Sell Our Time No More - Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry (Paperback)
Paul Stewart, Mike Richardson, Andy Danford, Ken Murphy, Tony Richardson, …
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Out of stock

This is the story of struggles against management regimes in the car industry in Britain from the period after the Second World War until the contemporary regime of lean production. Told from the viewpoint of the workers, the book chronicles how workers responded to a variety of management and union strategies, from piece rate working, through measured day work, and eventually to lean production beginning in the late 1980s. The book focuses on two companies, Vauxhall-GM and Rover/BMW, and how they developed their aroaches to managing labour relations. Worker responses to these are intimately tied to changing patterns of exploitation in the industry. The book highlights the relative success of various forms of struggle to establish safer and more humane working environments. The contributors bring together original research gathered over two decades, plus exclusive surveys of workers in four automotive final assembly plants over a ten year period.

The Chinese Auto Industry (Paperback): Doreen M. Mcgunagle The Chinese Auto Industry (Paperback)
Doreen M. Mcgunagle
R889 Discovery Miles 8 890 Out of stock

The auto industry is no longer confined to our small corner of the world. China currently has the highest sales-growth in the world's automobile industry. As a major player in global supply chain, China's economic development and change affect operations of many transnational companies around the globe. The automobile industry in China represents an extraordinatry case of industry development. Utilizing the case study method, Professor Doreen McGunagle has allowed for a better understanding of the automobile industry in China, and answers the question, "What is the impact on the Chinese automobile industry of foreign company entry into China?." Professor McGunagle's extensive research, coupled with personal interviews, and her extensive professional experience in the business sector, offer an interesting and informative approach to what is currently a subject of great interest to the business community. Professionals in the automobile industry, management consultants, and those involed in the global markets will find a wealth of information in Professor McGunagle's work. Anyone doing research in International Business and Strategic Management will find her book a valuable tool.

The Economic Value Added by Specialist Auditors- Hypothesis, Sample and Data, Results (Paperback): Ali R. Almutairi The Economic Value Added by Specialist Auditors- Hypothesis, Sample and Data, Results (Paperback)
Ali R. Almutairi
R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Out of stock

Prior literature has conjectured that auditor industry specialization is an important dimension of audit quality. This book addresses the economic benefits that companies may achieve by employing auditors with industry expertise. It examines the link between the employment of industry specialist auditors, and the degree of information asymmetry and the cost of debt of a client company. More specifically, the analysis should answer the following questions: Is there a relation between the employment of an industry specialist auditor and the level of information asymmetry of client companies? Is there a relation between the employment of an industry specialist auditor and the cost of debt of client companies? Is the economic impact of the employment of an industry specialist auditor on the cost of debt larger for financially troubled client companies? The book is directed towards researchers in business, regulators, auditors, credit agencies, and investors.

The Service Consultant - Principles of Service Management and Ownership (Hardcover, 2nd edition): C. Garner The Service Consultant - Principles of Service Management and Ownership (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
C. Garner
R2,188 Discovery Miles 21 880 Out of stock

Designed to prepare readers for a successful career as an automotive service consultant, THE SERVICE CONSULTANT: PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHIP, Second Edition teaches readers how to maximize profits and improve customer satisfaction in an automotive business. With coverage of task-oriented procedures for day-to-day operations as well as communications, relations, supervision, and customer delivery, this practical text provides readers with an in-depth examination of the multi-faceted responsibilities of an automotive service consultant. In addition, the text content correlates to the ASE tasks for Automotive Service Consultant (C1) in order to help readers better prepare for the ASE certification exam. Furthermore, the second edition contains updated examples, activities, technology, case studies, and visual aids so that readers are exposed to the most up-to-date information in the field.

The Cars of BMC (Hardcover): Graham Robson The Cars of BMC (Hardcover)
Graham Robson
R788 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R169 (21%) Out of stock

The complete history of BMC - British Motor Corporation - and a comprehensive directory of the marques and models that made up the whole. Following the historic amalgamation of Morris Motors Ltd and the Austin Motor Co Ltd in 1952, through to the merger with British Leyland in 1968, this book details the company's origins, its achievements and its legacy, and provides a close look at the many car models that were produced during its heyday.

Professor Porsche's Wars (Hardcover): Karl Ludvigsen Professor Porsche's Wars (Hardcover)
Karl Ludvigsen
R838 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R169 (20%) Out of stock

Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs including the Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union Grand Prix cars. Yet there is another side to his extraordinary career, for he was an equally inventive designer of military vehicles and machinery. In this field too he excelled. Indeed the sheer versatility of his contribution is astonishing. Karl Ludvigsen s study is the definitive guide. He tells the complete story, focusing on Porsche s relations with the German armed forces and on the stream of advanced designs he was responsible for. Included are Austro Daimler s pioneering aero engines, the Kubelwagen, Schwimmwagen, Type 100 Leopard tank, Ferdinand or Elefant tank destroyer and the astounding Type 205 Maus tank. He also describes Porsche s creative work on aero engines, tank engines and even a turbojet for the V-1 flying bomb. Karl Ludvigsen s account confirms the preeminence of Ferdinand Porsche as a brilliant and prolific engineer, one of the most remarkable of his generation. "

Save the Triumph Bonneville! - The Inside Story of the Meriden Workers' Co-op (Hardcover): John Rosamond Save the Triumph Bonneville! - The Inside Story of the Meriden Workers' Co-op (Hardcover)
John Rosamond
R369 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R57 (15%) Out of stock

There is no more famous motorcycle than the Triumph Bonneville, the Bonnie, "the best motorcycle in the world," and the Meriden factory producing this icon was a personal Mecca to fans of the marque. Film stars such as Steve McQueen visited Meriden for their Triumphs. But on the brink of what should have been its biggest ever sales season, the BSA parent company dramatically collapsed. The Conservative government reacted, and Norton-Villiers-Triumph was created. The new owners decided to close down Meriden ... so the workers locked them out. There followed protracted political negotiations, affected all the while by national government changes, minister's attitudes, national and international economic conditions and, throughout all this, the world's continuing desire for the Triumph. As much, a study of changing sociopolitical attitudes as of an economically traumatic time for both Triumph and the country, socialist John Rosamond's unique position within the worker's co-operative makes this work a fascinating account of a story never before told from the inside. The reversal of his role from worker to chairman brought with it new responsibilities, bringing home to him the passion that employees, customers and dealers had for Triumph, and how that could keep Meriden from closing and the Bonneville in production. During all these desperate struggles, the Triumph Bonneville became the best-selling motorcycle of its class, winning the coveted Motor Cycle News Motorcycle of The Year award at the end of the seventies. Yet within just a few years of this, Meriden and the Bonnie were finally gone. All the rescue attempts, the lifesaving international orders, and the negotiations for a reprieve with the new Thatcher government are covered here in unique detail, as is the introduction of new models that Meriden hoped would attract a 'white knight'. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from the personal collections of the factory's workers, this inside-story of Triumph's last years at Meriden is the definitive history of the most famous of the Tony Benn worker's co-operatives.

The Automotive Industry and the Environment (Hardcover): P. Nieuwenhuis, P. Wells The Automotive Industry and the Environment (Hardcover)
P. Nieuwenhuis, P. Wells
R4,661 R4,407 Discovery Miles 44 070 Save R254 (5%) Out of stock

The automotive industry currently faces huge challenges. The fundamental technological paradigm it relies on, volume production, has become progressively more unprofitable in the face of increasingly segmented niche markets. At the same time it faces increasing regulatory and social pressures to improve both the sustainability of its products and methods of production. Building on a wealth of research, The automotive industry and the environment addresses those challenges and how they can be met in producing a sustainable and profitable industry for the future.
The authors first discuss the development of the automotive industry and the problems it currently faces. They then consider the solutions the industry can adopt. The book reviews trends in more environmentally-friendly technologies such as the use of more sustainable fuel sources and new types of modular design with built-in recyclability. However, these technologies can only be fully exploited if methods of manufacture change. The book also describes models of decentralised production, particularly the micro factory retailing (MFR) model, which provide an alternative to volume production and promise to be both more sustainable and more profitable.
The automotive industry and the environment provides both a cogent diagnosis of the environmental and other problems facing the industry and a blueprint for a better future. It will be widely welcomed by the industry, policy makers and all those concerned with sustainable transport.
Addresses the challenges facing the automotive industry, from the increasing unprofitability of volume production to regulatory and social pressures to improve environmental and product sustainabilityExamines how the automotive industry can meet the current challenges in producing a sustainable and profitable industry for the futureReviews trends in more environmentally-friendly technologies such as the use of more sustainable fuel sources and new types of modular design with built-in recyclability

The Economics of Cars (Hardcover): Fabio Cassia, Matteo Ferrazzi The Economics of Cars (Hardcover)
Fabio Cassia, Matteo Ferrazzi
R1,286 Discovery Miles 12 860 Out of stock

The automotive sector represents more than a simple industry. It embodies the economic and technological power of nations, the lifestyle and consumption patterns of societies, the dynamics of urban and territorial development, and acts as a national barometer of economic success and failure. This book explains how the car industry works and analyses the challenges both for the sector and for the economies that rely on the industry for jobs, growth and innovation. It explores an industry that has been under severe pressure in industrialized countries for many years - factories have closed, jobs have gone and brands and manufacturers have disappeared - yet world production has never been higher, reaching new peaks annually. The authors investigate how western and Japanese manufacturers still dominate the market, despite the challenge posed by Korean, Chinese and Indian competitors. They examine how changing environmental policies and consumer preferences are moving the industry towards electric vehicles; how usage patterns are evolving, favouring car-sharing; and how advances in electronics and digitalization are set to further reshape the sector with autonomous and self-driving vehicles. The book offers readers a short, non-technical guide to the workings of a fast-moving industry that remains of huge importance to both national and global economies.

Cars - Analysis, History, Cases (Hardcover): Karel Williams, John Williams, Colin Haslam Cars - Analysis, History, Cases (Hardcover)
Karel Williams, John Williams, Colin Haslam
R2,992 Discovery Miles 29 920 Out of stock

Through developing an original analytical framework that, for the first time, systematically relates productive, market and financial variables, the authors are able to rewrite the history of the car business since Henry Ford.

My Cognitive autoMOBILE Life - Digital Divorce from a Cognitive Personal Assistant (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... My Cognitive autoMOBILE Life - Digital Divorce from a Cognitive Personal Assistant (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Sebastian Wedeniwski, Stephen Perun
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Only ten years ago driving was about horsepower, style and comfort -- people said they loved their cars. Today, we can see the transformation in the automotive industry including ridesharing and carsharing with the new concepts of mobility and motion changing every day. Will consumers lose the e-motion they previously had for their vehicles? Maybe the new e-motion will be a different type of connection, one that understands, learns, and reasons as you move through your life; this is the concept of a cognitive vehicle and lifestyle that is discussed within. This book provides the trends and technologies in the automotive industry as it moves from a connected vehicle to a cognitive vehicle and how automotive manufactures facing the market shift from an organizational-centered to an individual-centered economy.

Trust and Power - Consumers, the Modern Corporation, and the Making of the United States Automobile Market (Hardcover): Sally... Trust and Power - Consumers, the Modern Corporation, and the Making of the United States Automobile Market (Hardcover)
Sally H. Clarke
R2,267 Discovery Miles 22 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Trust and Power argues that corporations have faced conflicts with the very consumers whose loyalty they sought. The book provides novel insights into the dialogue between corporations and consumers by examining the car industry during the twentieth century. In the new market at the turn of the century, car manufacturers produced defective cars, and consumers faced risks of physical injuries as well as financial losses. By the 1920s, cars were sold in a mass market where state agencies intervened to monitor, however imperfectly, product quality and fair pricing mechanisms. After 1945, the market matured as most US families came to rely on car transport. Again, the state intervened to regulate relations between buyers and sellers in terms of who had access to credit, and thus the ability to purchase expensive durables like cars.

The Multinational Motor Industry (Paperback): George Maxcy The Multinational Motor Industry (Paperback)
George Maxcy
R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Out of stock

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 surveys the state of the motor industry, and the role of multinationals in it, in various types of economy, using case studies from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil and India.

Corporate Purpose - Why It Matters More Than Strategy (Hardcover): Shankar Basu Corporate Purpose - Why It Matters More Than Strategy (Hardcover)
Shankar Basu
R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Out of stock

Originally published in 1999 after a decade of research and extensive interviews with some of Toyota's top executives, this book examines organizational purpose: what it is, how it is crafted, how does it relate to strategy and objectives and how does it relate to decisions and actions that ultimately produce organizational results. The author explains why Toyoto Motor Corporation was selected to study corporate purpose and examines the various factors that influence purpose. An overview is given of Toyota in the 1990s and its operating environment, particularly outlining the importance of the Japanes motor industry to Japanese society. Operational objectives of Toyota are analyzed and research findings, data and analysis related to Toyota's purpose are presented and the implications described. In the appendix, the detail of the research methodology of this study is included.

Corporate Purpose - Why It Matters More Than Strategy (Paperback): Shankar Basu Corporate Purpose - Why It Matters More Than Strategy (Paperback)
Shankar Basu
R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Out of stock

Originally published in 1999 after a decade of research and extensive interviews with some of Toyota's top executives, this book examines organizational purpose: what it is, how it is crafted, how does it relate to strategy and objectives and how does it relate to decisions and actions that ultimately produce organizational results. The author explains why Toyoto Motor Corporation was selected to study corporate purpose and examines the various factors that influence purpose. An overview is given of Toyota in the 1990s and its operating environment, particularly outlining the importance of the Japanes motor industry to Japanese society. Operational objectives of Toyota are analyzed and research findings, data and analysis related to Toyota's purpose are presented and the implications described. In the appendix, the detail of the research methodology of this study is included.

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