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The People’s Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle
The People’s Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle
By Harvard University Press
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ean: 9780674050914, isbn: 0674050916,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
At the Berlin Auto Show in 1938, Adolf Hitler presented the prototype for a small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy. Decades later, that automobile-the Volkswagen Beetle-was one of the most beloved in the world. Bernhard Rieger examines culture and technology, politics and economics, and industrial design and advertising genius to reveal how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became an exceptional global commodity on a par with


The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future
The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future
By Simon Schuster
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ean: 9781476773506, isbn: 1476773505,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
The Great Race recounts the exciting story of a century-long battle among automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and the thrilling race to build the car of the future.The world’s great manufacturing juggernaut—the $3 trillion automotive industry—is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could scarcely imagine. They will drive themselves, won’t consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes. But the path to


The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market
The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market
By Doubleday Business
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ean: 9780385507691, isbn: 0385507690,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
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 of foreign imports and regained its ascendant position. As Micheline Maynard makes brilliantly clear in THE END OF DETROIT, however, the


American Drive
American Drive
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250010827, isbn: 1250010829,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
Politicians, voters, executives, and employees all want the answer to one question: How can America compete with cheap foreign labor, and restore skilled, well-paying jobs to our economy? American Drive answers that question.An executive with nearly thirty years in the trenches of the hard-nosed Detroit automobile industry, Richard E. ''Dick'' Dauch had long dreamed of running his own manufacturing company. From his first job on the plant floor at General Motors to his crucial role in helping


Just Another Car Factory?: Lean Production and Its Discontents (ILR Press Books)
Just Another Car Factory?: Lean Production and Its Discontents (ILR Press Books)
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ean: 9780801484070, isbn: 0801484073,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
This study of CAMI Automotive, a unionized joint venture between General Motors and Suzuki, is the most comprehensive ever undertaken of a lean production plant. James Rinehart, Christopher Huxley, and David Robertson address a topic that has inspired fierce debate in industrial relations, sociology, labor studies, and human resource management. Heralded as a model of lean production when it opened in 1989, CAMI promised workers something different from traditional plants―a humane


Flexibility at Work: Development of the International Automobile Industry
Flexibility at Work: Development of the International Automobile Industry
By Brand: Palgrave Macmillan
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ean: 9781403900418, isbn: 1403900418,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
This book examines the most recent transformations in the automobile industry. In particular it analyzes the impact of the new forms of industrial restructuring on production organization and the organization of labor and employee relations within Fiat in Italy, Volkswagen in Brazil and Renault and MCC/Smart in France. These case studies illustrate the most recent radical changes in the industry (outsourcing and modular organisation) and show how they have affected lean production.Used Book in


Left Overs: An Auto Auction memoir
Left Overs: An Auto Auction memoir
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ean: 9780595307081, isbn: 0595307086,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, (SIDS),and premature birth have been linked to carbon monoxide exposure by pregnant women.Other symptoms of low-level CO exposure are headache, nausea, dizziness, flu-like illnesses, upset stomach, vomiting, drowsiness, disorientation, and shortness of breath.Dealer auto auctions process 3 to 20 vehicles or more at a time in large, partially enclosed buildings while 15 to 75 others stand idling in line. It is virtually impossible to avoid buildup of carbon monoxide


Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business
Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy.When Lutz got into the auto business in the early sixties, CEOs knew that if you captured the public's imagination with great cars, the money would follow. The car guys


Mazda Mx-5 Miata Roadster: Design & Development
Mazda Mx-5 Miata Roadster: Design & Development
By Veloce Publishing
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
This is the fascinating inside story of the design and build of what would become the world's favourite lightweight sports car. Candid text, written by the engineers and designers themselves, guides the reader through every stage of the vehicle's development, from original concept through to the production model that took the world by storm..


Premium Power: The Secret of Success of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi
Premium Power: The Secret of Success of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi
By Brand: Palgrave Macmillan
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ean: 9781403998835, isbn: 1403998833,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
At the beginning of the 1990s the German car industry had its back to the wall. Japanese competitors were demonstrating significant advantages in terms of quality and productivity. Consultants warned that only a few global car groups would survive. Instead of following the Japanese concepts of lean production, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi developed a new innovative premium brand strategy and initiated a revolution in the industry by setting innovative benchmarks. This book analyzes the


The Chinese Auto Industry: Taming the Dragon
The Chinese Auto Industry: Taming the Dragon
By McGunagle Doreen M
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
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


Auto-Architect - Autobiography of Gerald Palmer
Auto-Architect - Autobiography of Gerald Palmer
By Magna Press
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ean: 9780954312114, isbn: 0954312112,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
This second edition of Gerald Palmer's autobiography is published five years after his death in 1999 and Christopher Balfour, who collaborated with Gerald on the first edition, has taken the opportunity to review the impact this talented car designer had on the motor industry and to include some photographs that were not used in the first book..


Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto
By New Year Publishing
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mpn: 1935547313, ean: 9781935547310, isbn: 1935547313,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
When General Motors and Chrysler declared bankruptcy in 2009 and immediately targeted thousands of dealerships for closure, tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars were on the line. Staring down two of the largest manufacturers in the world as well as President Obama's Automotive Task Force, a determined triumvirate of car dealers banded together and went to Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard. Alan Spitzer's fast-paced memoir takes readers behind the scenes as citizen's


My Forty Years with Ford (Great Lakes Books Series)
My Forty Years with Ford (Great Lakes Books Series)
By Brand: Wayne State University Press
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mpn: 45 illustrations, ean: 9780814332795, isbn: 081433279X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
In My Forty Years with Ford, Charles Sorensen-sometimes known as ''Henry Ford's man,'' sometimes as ''Cast-iron Charlie''-tells his own story, and it is as challenging as it is historic. He emerges as a man who was not only one of the great production geniuses of the world but also a man who called the plays as he saw them. He was the only man who was able to stay with Ford for almost the full history of his empire, yet he never hesitated to go against Ford when he felt the interests of the


Time for a Model Change: Re-engineering the Global Automotive Industry
Time for a Model Change: Re-engineering the Global Automotive Industry
By Brand: Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521837156, isbn: 0521837154,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews
The automotive industry ranks among the most significant business phenomena of the 20th century and remains vitally important today, accounting for almost 11% of the GDP of North America, Europe and Japan and one in nine jobs. Although its products have had a fundamental impact on modern society in economic and social terms, the industry has found it hard to adjust to contemporary conditions and is thus no longer esteemed in capital markets. Riven with internal contradictions that inhibit


Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939–1959
Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939–1959
By Schiffer
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ean: 9780764354359, isbn: 0764354353,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
In the mid-1950s, an innovative group of women at General Motors (dubbed the Damsels of Design by marketers) and their counterparts at Ford, Hudson, Studebaker, Packard, and Tucker changed automotive history forever. Read the untold story of the women who excelled in the Mad Men era of automobile and industrial design. Recruited by top CEOs at automotive companies, they developed many of the products we take for granted today. Learn about Helene Rother, who designed the instrument panel,


The Struggle for Control of the Modern Corporation: Organizational Change at General Motors, 1924-1970 (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)
The Struggle for Control of the Modern Corporation: Organizational Change at General Motors, 1924-1970 (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)
By Brand: Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521677912, isbn: 0521677912,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
Drawing on primary historical material, The Struggle for Control of the Modern Corporation, provides a historical overview of decision making and political struggle within one of America's largest and most important corporations. Freeland examines the changes in the General Motors organization between the years 1924 and 1970. He takes issue with the well-known argument of business historian Alfred Chandler and economist Oliver Williamson, who contend that GM's multidivisional structure emerged


At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry
At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry
By Brand: ECW Press
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ean: 9781550229042, isbn: 1550229044,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
The U.S. auto industry has struck a brick wall. Can it get back on the road to recovery? At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry argues that the Obama administration missed an historic opportunity in 2009 to launch a Manhattan Project­style effort to save not only Detroit, but the entire manufacturing base in Middle America. Abe Aamidor and Ted Evanoff explain how Washington¹s intervention fell short and how it is holding back American economic recovery. The


Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry
Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry
By Mariner Books
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ean: 9780547577425, isbn: 0547577427,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews
“Steven Rattner shows a journalist's eye for detail . . . Overhaul is a feast of political and financial intrigue.” —Detroit Free Press In Overhaul, Steven Rattner delivers an inside account of the Obama administration's bold bid to save the auto industry. From his vantage point at the helm of the intervention, Rattner crafts a tightly plotted narrative of political brinksmanship, corporate incompetence, and personalities under pressure in a high-stakes drama of Washington and Detroit. He


Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013
By Crowood Press UK
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mpn: 288 colour photographs, ean: 9781847975959, isbn: 184797595X,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Ever since their introduction in 1972, the S-Class saloons from Mercedes-Benz have been considered the pinnacle of automotive excellence. For most of the time, ownership of an S-Class - at least, of a reasonably recent one - has been symbolic of material success and of restrained yet impeccable good taste. Several other car makers have nibbled at the edges of the S-Class market, but none has produced a viable and lasting alternative to the big Benz. Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013 charts the



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