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The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History
By Brand: Hill and Wang
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780809098958, isbn: 0809098954,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it ''the worst car of the millennium.'' And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported it, and the decade that embraced and discarded it is rollicking and astounding, and one of the greatest untold business-cum-morality tales of

Mini and Micro-Cars: Yesterday.Today.and Tomorrow
By Brand: Wasteland Press
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ean: 9781600470677, isbn: 160047067X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
Probably born with high octane coursing through his veins, and 10W30 in his brain, this unrepentant-piston-head is into everything that has to do with the automobile. He remembers as a teenager staying up many-a-night to doodle cars! A collection of his own dream cars is in the works. As one who believes that it is not what you drive, but what drives you, he wishes to present to you his views on saving the planet the mini and micro-car way!Used Book in Good Condition.

Kenosha's Jeffery & Rambler Automobiles (Images of America)
By Arcadia Publishing
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ean: 9781467128643, isbn: 1467128643,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
The Thomas B. Jeffery Company existed as an automobile maker from 1902 to 1916 and in that short span created a corporate foundation that would lead to successor firms Nash Motors, Nash-Kelvinator, American Motors, and Jeep. Thomas Jeffery named his automobile the Rambler, after the popular bicycles he manufactured prior to his car venture. The Rambler was a car of outstanding quality and reliability. From its first showing in Chicago in 1902, the Rambler stood out as an unusual value for the

Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Automakers-GM, Ford, and Chrysler
By William Morrow Paperbacks
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ean: 9780061845635, isbn: 0061845639,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Once Upon a Car is the fascinating epic story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Written by Bill Vlasic, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times and acclaimed author of Taken for a Ride, this eye-opening, richly anecdotal work is more than a riveting and insightful business history. It offers a clear-eyed view of the present day automobile industry and of Detroit, the city that spawned it, going far beyond the corporate

My Life and Work (Akasha Classic Series)
By Akasha Classics
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ean: 9781605121260, isbn: 1605121266,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, lays out the secret of his success in My Life and Work. Born in 1863, Ford was a machinist and engineer by trade, but made his name as an extraordinarily successful businessman who, more than any other individual, was responsible for bringing the motor car into common use in America. Many of his pioneering manufacturing and labor practices are now commonplace - the assembly line, limited working hours, a minimum wage. He was a larger-than-life

American Vanguard: The United Auto Workers during the Reuther Years, 1935-1970
By Wayne State University Press
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ean: 9780814332979, isbn: 0814332978,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
The struggles and victories of the UAW form an important chapter in the story of American democracy. American Vanguard is the first and only history of the union available for both general and academic audiences. In this thorough and engaging narrative, John Barnard not only records the controversial issues tackled by the UAW, but also lends them immediacy through details about the workers and their environments, the leaders and the challenges that they faced outside and inside the

After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry (Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Reports)
By Brand: ILR Press
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ean: 9780801484131, isbn: 0801484138,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
''This book has two main strengths. First, its approach gives a sense of the texture and variety of the implementation of lean production, the forces that shape it in practice, and the alternatives that may be available. Second, the book's international focus provides a wealth of fascinating material concerning the influence of national conditions on the shaping of production practices.''―Harley Shaiken, author of Work Transformed: Automation and Labor in the Computer AgeNearly every country

Global Alliances in the Motor Vehicle Industry
By Brand: Praeger
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ean: 9781567203462, isbn: 1567203469,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
The globalization of the motor vehicle industry―specifically, cars and light trucks―has engendered new forms of competition and cooperation with less regard for national boundaries than ever before. The DaimlerChrysler merger, the GM-Toyota joint venture, the Renault equity stake in Nissan, the Ford takeover of Mazda, Jaguar, and Volvo cars, and direct foreign investments in Mexico, Mercosur (Mercado Com^D'un del Sur), China, and India―developments like these are almost impossible to keep

The FLivver King: The Story of Ford-America
By Synergy International of the Americas, Ltd
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ean: 9781934568392, isbn: 1934568392,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
This novel describes the working class day-to-day struggle for economic justice. The book was written in 1937 to aid the formation of the 'United Auto Workers' (UAW). It is a continuation of Sinclair's famous novel ''The Jungle''. Again,this novel depicts how alienated work not only brings degradation to workers, but is the motivation for resistance and finally revolt. Great balls of fire - Brothers! The novel turns out to be a historical documewnt of the first four decades of the 20th Century.

Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century (The MIT Press)
By The MIT Press
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mpn: 84 b&w illus., ean: 9780262528450, isbn: 0262528452,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
How to leave behind our unwieldy, gas-guzzling, carbon dioxide–emitting vehicles for cars that are green, smart, connected, and fun. This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They are inefficient for providing personal mobility within

Achieving Public-Private Partnership in the Transport Sector
By Brand: iUniverse, Inc.
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ean: 9780595312054, isbn: 0595312055,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
Achieving Public-Private Partnership in the Transport Sector reviews current trends in transport partnerships and provides detailed case studies of three recent partnership projects:The M1 / M15 Motorway in Western Hungary, a 56.3-kilometer, US $330 million facility;The Vasco da Gama Bridge, a 12.3-kilometer, US $1.0 billion bridge in Lisbon, Portugal; andThe Bangkok Mass Transit System, a 23.7-kilometer, US $1.5 billion elevated rail mass transit system in the Thai capital.Research has been

Legacy: Walter Chrysler Jr. and the Untold Story of Norfolk's Chrysler Museum of Art
By Brand: University of Virginia Press
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ean: 9780813927183, isbn: 0813927188,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
The Norfolk museum that would one day bear the Chrysler name was always a good museum of its kind, home to a respectable collection serving a smallish city. But when Norfolk native Jean Outland married Walter Chrysler, heir to the automobile manufacturing fortune and an avid art collector, the museum found a person with whom its fortunes would be intertwined, sometimes spectacularly, for decades to come. Walter had already established a Chrysler Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts, but in

Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide to the Entire Restoration Process (Restoration Manuals)
By imusti
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ean: 9780857332455, isbn: 0857332457,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews
Using the trusted Haynes practical approach, this all-colour manual follows the restoration of a 1971 Panel van and a 1979 Devon camper from beginning to end. Featuring hundreds of photographs and helpful diagrams where necessary, this is the only guide to restoring (or part-restoring) a ''Bay'' you will ever need.Haynes Publishing UK.

Between Imitation and Innovation: The Transfer and Hybridization of Productive Models in the International Automobile Industry
By Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
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mpn: 15 figures, bibliography, ean: 9780198293682, isbn: 0198293682,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Recent years have seen intense debates among management and academics on the rise of ''lean production'' and ''Japanization.'' This book examines in detail the actual practice of transfer and adaptation of productive models into the auto industry. Case studies cover the Japanese transplant experience in North America, and the global experience of hybrid production systems in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.Used Book in Good Condition.

Japan and the Global Automotive Industry
By Brand: Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521866873, isbn: 0521866871,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
The Japanese automotive industry enjoyed spectacular success in the 1980s. This was largely due to the so-called 'Lean Production System' - the combination of an efficient production system, an effective supplier system, and a product development system. In the 1990s the industry fell on hard times because of the Japanese asset price bubble and extreme currency appreciation. In this book, eminent industry specialist Koichi Shimokawa draws on his thirty years of research and fieldwork with

Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow
By Chicago Review Press
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ean: 9780912777733, isbn: 0912777737,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
After World War II, the American automobile industry was reeling. Having spent years building tanks and airplanes for the army, the car companies would need years more to retool their production to meet the demands of the American public, for whom they had not made any cars since 1942.  And then in stepped Preston Tucker. This salesman extraordinaire from Ypsilanti, Michigan, had built race cars before the war, and had designed prototypes for the military during it. Now, gathering a group of

The Ford Pinto Case: A Study in Applied Ethics, Business, and Technology (SUNY series, Case Studies in Applied Ethics, Technology, and Society)
By Brand: State University of New York Press
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780791422342, isbn: 0791422348,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
This book brings 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.Used Book in Good Condition.

Trust and Power: Consumers, the Modern Corporation, and the Making of the United States Automobile Market
By Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521868785, isbn: 0521868785,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
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 modern corporations and consumers by examining automobiles during the 20th century. In the new market at the turn of the century, automakers produced defective cars, and consumers faced risks of physical injuries as well as financial losses. By the 1920s automobiles were sold in a mass market where state agencies intervened

Science SQC, New Quality Control Principle: The Quality Strategy of Toyota
By Kakuro Amasaka
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mpn: biography, ean: 9784431202516, isbn: 443120251X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
The book explains the systematic structure and practical use of the new SQC application that systematically and organizationally enhances the corporate management key for the 21st century. Departing from the conventional statistical application of SQC, this book explains the SQC application for scientific problem solving and its structural framework in which SQC is utilized for discovering the cause and effect relation from the gap between a theory and the actual, eliciting a new fact and

General Motors and the Nazis: The Struggle for Control of Opel, Europe’s Biggest Carmaker
By Yale University Press
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mpn: 1, black & white illustrations, ean: 9780300106343, isbn: 0300106343,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
This book, the first ever based on unrestricted access to General Motors’ internal records, documents the giant American corporation’s dealings with the Third Reich. GM purchased Opel, Europe’s largest automaker, in the 1920s and continued to hold it through the Second World War. Historian Henry Ashby Turner, Jr., uncovers the fascinating story of how the American carmaker conducted business in Germany under the Nazi regime and explores larger issues concerning the relations between

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