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Corporate Purpose: Why It Matters More Than Strategy

Corporate Purpose: Why It Matters More Than Strategy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shankar Basu
August 01, 2019

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...

Restructuring the Global Automobile Industry

Restructuring the Global Automobile Industry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christopher M. Law
August 01, 2019

Originally published in 1991, this book examines the spatial implications of the changes to the automobile industry at world, national and local levels. The volume brings together the work of North American, European and Japanese geographers, economists and sociologists, and includes perspectives...

The Motor Industry

The Motor Industry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

George Maxcy, Aubrey Silberston
August 01, 2019

Originally published in 1959, this book was one of the first to give a comprehensive view of the motor industry from an economic standpoint. Although the book concentrates on the UK motor industry, many references are made to that of the USA and other leading automobile manufacturers. Among the...

The Motor Car Industry in Coventry Since the 1890s

The Motor Car Industry in Coventry Since the 1890s

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Thoms, Tom Donnelly
August 01, 2019

This book, originally published in 1985, examines the development of the car industry in Coventry within both its local context and the wider economic environment. It is a study of expansion and adjustment which reflects the broader pattern of Britain's industrial history. The book analyses the...

The Long Haul: A Social Histry of the British Commercial Vehicle Industry

The Long Haul: A Social Histry of the British Commercial Vehicle Industry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Seth-Smith
August 01, 2019

Originally published in 1975 this book charts the history of Foden, a name inseparably linked with the growth and development of the haulage industry. The history of Foden provides the perfect backdrop to the history of the entire industry and the commercial vehicle generally, as it unfolds against...

Labour Relations in the Motor Industry: A Study of Industrial Unrest and an International Comparison

Labour Relations in the Motor Industry: A Study of Industrial Unrest and an International Comparison

1st Edition

Forthcoming

H. A. Turner, Garfield Clack, Geoffrey Roberts
August 01, 2019

This book, originally published in 1967, takes the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments of the 1950s and 60s. The study also analyses the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management relationships. It contains...

The Foreman on the Assembly Line

The Foreman on the Assembly Line

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Charles R. Walker, Robert H. Guest, Arthur N. Turner
August 01, 2019

As part of a 1950s study dealing with various phases of the impact of mass production on human behaviour, this volume, originally published in 1956 and now a classic of its time examines the technological environment and the foreman within management, from the foreman's point of view. The book...

Short Sighted Solutions: Trade and Energy Policies for the US Auto Industry

Short Sighted Solutions: Trade and Energy Policies for the US Auto Industry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert E. Scott
August 01, 2019

This book, originally published in 1994, explores the effects of federal policies on the US auto industry in the 1970s and 80s which were designed to save jobs and help the domestic industry become more competitive. The author develops a new model based on modern oliopoly theory to estimate the...

The Automobile: A Chronology of Its Antecedents, Development, and Impact

The Automobile: A Chronology of Its Antecedents, Development, and Impact

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Clay McShane
August 01, 2019

Originally published in 1997 and now re-issued with some updated material, this chronology lists the major events in the history of the automobile. The automobile cannot be understood without knowing about its pre-history, including technologies such as railroads, carriages and trolley cars....

Strategic Adjustment of Price by Japanese and American Automobile Manufacturers

Strategic Adjustment of Price by Japanese and American Automobile Manufacturers

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kaye G. Husbands
August 01, 2019

This book, originally published in 1993, develops for the US automobile industry a demand-supply model which incorporates both wholesale and retail sectors and which allows strategic pricing behaviour of US and Japanese producers to be internally determined and its effects on market behaviour and...

Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry

Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry

1st Edition

Various Authors
July 04, 2017

Originally published between 1956 and 1997, the volume in this set take the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments from the 1950s to the 1990s. They also analyse the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management...

Technological Change, Rationalisation and Industrial Relations

Technological Change, Rationalisation and Industrial Relations

1st Edition

Otto Jacobi, Bob Jessop, Hans Kastendiek, Marino Regini
July 04, 2017

Originally published in 1986 the first part of this book outlines some of the general problems of technological change and labour relations. It discusses the politics of rationalisation and of industrialisation in the car industry by examining case studies of Volkswagen British Leyland and...

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