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Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World's Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud

Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World's Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud

  • Author: Jack Ewing
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393254526
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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“A rich history of a company whose cars, for better and worse, have touched millions of lives, a character study of a brilliant but deeply flawed leader, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.” —Bethany McLean, New York Times Book Review Faster, Higher, Farther chronicles a corporate scandal that rivals those at Enron and Lehman Brothers—one that will cost Volkswagen more than $22 billion in fines and settlements. Through meticulous reporting, New York Times correspondent Jack Ewing documents why VW felt compelled to install “defeat devices” in diesel vehicles that unlawfully lowered CO2 levels during emissions testing, and how the fraud was committed, covered up, and finally detected. Faster, Higher, Farther is a briskly written account of unrivaled corporate greed. Updated with the latest information and a new afterword by the author.

Faster, Higher, Farther

Faster, Higher, Farther

The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal

  • Author: Jack Ewing
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473541271
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 448
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A shocking exposé of Volkswagen’s fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. Updated with a New Afterword by the Author. When news of Volkswagen’s clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and trust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, investors panicked, the company embarrassed and facing bankruptcy. As lawsuits and criminal investigations piled up, by August 2016 VW had settled with American regulators and car-owners for $15 billion, with additional fines and claims still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the scandal. He describes VW’s rise from “the people’s car” during the Nazi era to one of Germany’s most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being “green.” He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. With unprecedented access to key players and a ringside seat during the course of the legal proceedings, Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history’s farthest-reaching cases of fraud—with potentially devastating consequences. As the future of one of the world’s biggest companies remains uncertain, this is the extraordinary story of Volkswagen’s downfall.

Business Cases

Business Cases

IKEA, Grupo Bimbo, SME in Africa , VW, HeidelbergCement, BASF, FC Bayern München

  • Author: Patrick Siegfried
  • Publisher: Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München
  • ISBN: 3960913613
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 213
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These case studies are written from master program students at the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim as part of the course "International Management" during the winter term 2014/2015. In these cases from international companies the development and strategic orientation are presented. Subsequently, the market situation, as well as strengths and weaknesses are presented. In conclusion, the main points are summarized and some working questions can be used for further work.

The People's Car

The People's Car

  • Author: Bernhard Rieger
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674075757
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Bernhard Rieger reveals how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became a global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola. The Beetle's success hinged on its uncanny ability to capture the imaginations of executives, engineers, advertisers, car collectors, suburbanites, hippies, and everyday drivers aross nations and cultures.

Germany and the Americas

Germany and the Americas

Culture, Politics, and History : a Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia

  • Author: Thomas Adam
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851096280
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1307
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This comprehensive encyclopedia details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas, examining the extensive Germanic cultural and political legacy in the nations of the New World and the equally substantial influence of the Americas on the Germanic nations. * Individual articles cover all facets of German-American relations, complete with extensive end-of-entry references * Extensive and wide-ranging illustrations feature pictures of figures from Babe Ruth to Alexander von Humboldt

A century of cars

A century of cars

  • Author: Fred Schnetler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780624036234
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 163
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Kultur Chronik

Kultur Chronik

  • Author: Inter Nationes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arts
  • Page: N.A
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The amazing Porsche and Volkswagen story

The amazing Porsche and Volkswagen story

  • Author: W. Robert Nitske
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 324
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Wem Gehört Deutschland

Wem Gehört Deutschland

Eine Chronik Von Besitz und Macht

  • Author: Kurt Pritzkoleit
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 703
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Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007 - 2008

Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007 - 2008

  • Author: Bernd Herrmann,Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte (Göttingen)
  • Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • ISBN: 3940344397
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: 239
  • View: 1168
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This annual yearbook presents essays in environmental history based on lectures given at the Göttingen study group "Environmental History" by external authors. As previous yearbooks it is dedicated to the plurality of approaches in environmental history and serves as a valuable source for information about current research in that realm.