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Automotive News

Automotive News

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  • Category: Automobiles
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The Changing U.S. Auto Industry

The Changing U.S. Auto Industry

A Geographical Analysis

  • Author: James M. Rubenstein
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113493629X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 332
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Making and Selling Cars

Making and Selling Cars

Innovation and Change in the U.S. Automotive Industry

  • Author: James M. Rubenstein
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801867149
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 401
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The automobile has shaped nearly every aspect of modern American life. This text documents the story of the automotive industry, which, despite its power, is constantly struggling to assure its success.

Unwanted Company

Unwanted Company

Foreign Investment in American Industries

  • Author: Jonathan Crystal
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501723618
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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In the last quarter century, the U.S. economy has been transformed by a large inflow of direct investment from abroad. Foreign companies, mainly from Europe and Japan, have built factories and acquired U.S. firms at an ever-increasing rate. Jonathan Crystal finds inconsistencies in how American businesses have responded to this globalization of production. U.S. firms, especially multinationals, have conflicting interests regarding investment protection, Crystal shows. Many American firms, under siege from overseas competitors, have already expended considerable energy in obtaining trade protection, but they are competing not only with foreign imports but also with locally established foreign-owned firms. American businesses may favor stricter regulation of foreign companies that threaten their bottom line, but they also consider their own interests as global investors subject to retaliatory protection in other countries. Restrictions on "foreign" investment, it seems, are not so attractive when they are imposed by other countries. Unwanted Company examines the different ways in which important U.S. industries (including semiconductors, automobiles, steel, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and airlines) reacted to this new challenge. It focuses on the political responses of U.S.-owned firms to how Washington ought to regulate foreign direct investment and how it ought to treat foreign-owned firms in the United States. Some industries welcomed (or at least didn't oppose) foreign investment, whereas others sought restrictive and discriminatory policies. Crystal demonstrates how the nature of the domestic political environment shapes the translation of economic interests into policy preferences.

Motor Vehicle Supply Chain

Motor Vehicle Supply Chain

Effects of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Author: Bill Canis
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437987184
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The March 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The resulting destruction of several nuclear reactors in the region cut off electricity for homes and industry. Manufacturing facilities which are integral to the global motor vehicle supply chain were also affected. Some of these factories that were forced to close provided parts and chemicals not easily available elsewhere. Contents of this report: Intro.; Overview of the Motor Vehicle Industry; The U.S. Motor Vehicle Supply Chain; High Tech. Components Change Manufacturing Dynamics; Events in Japan Affect U.S. Motor Vehicle Manufacturing and Retailing; What is the Near-Term Impact in the U.S.? Ill. A print on demand report.

Sustaining Industrial Competitiveness after the Crisis

Sustaining Industrial Competitiveness after the Crisis

Lessons from the Automotive Industry

  • Author: L. Ciravegna
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137010983
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 241
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Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and using the case of the automotive industry as a starting point this volume discusses how industrial companies can remain competitive in spite of the current economic downturn.

The Second Wave

The Second Wave

Southern Industrialization from the 1940s to the 1970s

  • Author: Philip Scranton
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820322186
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Though it had helped define the New South era, the first wave of regional industrialization had clearly lost momentum even before the Great Depression. These nine original case studies look at how World War II and its aftermath transformed the economy, culture, and politics of the South. From perspectives grounded in geography, law, history, sociology, and economics, several contributors look at southern industrial sectors old and new: aircraft and defense, cotton textiles, timber and pulp, carpeting, oil refining and petrochemicals, and automobiles. One essay challenges the perception that southern industrial growth was spurred by a disproportionate share of federal investment during and after the war. In covering the variety of technological, managerial, and spatial transitions brought about by the South's "second wave" of industrialization, the case studies also identify a set of themes crucial to understanding regional dynamics: investment and development; workforce training; planning, cost-containment, and environmental concerns; equal employment opportunities; rural-to-urban shifts and the decay of local economies entrepreneurism; and coordination of supply, service, and manufacturing processes. From boardroom to factory floor, the variety of perspectives in The Second Wave will significantly widen our understanding of the dramatic reshaping of the region in the decades after 1940.

Corporate Power, American Democracy, and the Automobile Industry

Corporate Power, American Democracy, and the Automobile Industry

  • Author: Stan Luger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521023610
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
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A critical history of government policy toward the US automobile industry, assessing the impact of the large corporation on American democracy.

Autoworkers Under the Gun

Autoworkers Under the Gun

A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream

  • Author: Gregg Shotwell
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608461637
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Workers' rights are not defined by law or contract. Workers' rights are defined by struggle. Gregg Shotwell’s Live Bait & Ammo newsletter chronicled the outrages and absurdities of corporate managers, exposed union leaders who acted in “partnership” with employers, and sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of auto industry job losses and union concessions. LB&A fliers grew legs of their own, distributed by rank-and-file workers in auto plants across the United States and cited by industry analysts. This collection spans a decade of autoworker resistance—and it’s a call to action for a new generation of workers coming of age in recession-wracked America.