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Transplanting the American Model? US Automobile Companies and the Transfer of Technology and Management to Britain, France, and Germany, 1928–1962

Steven Tolliday

in Americanization and Its Limits: Reworking US Technology and Management in Post-war Europe and Japan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269044
eISBN:
9780191717123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269044.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Recent analyses of the dynamics of Europe's long boom after the Second World War have generally accorded a leading role to the transfer of American technology and organizational practices within a ... More


When Father Knew Best

David B. Audretsch

in Entrepreneurial Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183504
eISBN:
9780199783885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183504.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains the era and institutions of the managed economy. Emerging from the Second World War, the United States found itself almost alone with a relative abundance of the factor that ... More


Henry Ford: The Blind Business Visionary

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter returns to the business world to look at Henry Ford, whose leadership inaugurated a qualitative leap from craft to mass production and gave rise to the term ‘Fordism’. It discusses how ... More


GM: Sloan’s My Years With General Motors

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

in Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Sloan’s classic management-text memoir and more recent sources reveal his use of all six rational methods during his 1920s enhancement of General Motors. The key methods were, first, his emphasis on ... More


Implementing New Designs

DAVID A. NADLER, michael l. tushman, and mark b. nadler

in Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099171
eISBN:
9780199854868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In the early 1980s, General Motors attempted to implement the GM-10 program, which entailed gathering resources from various aspects of the corporation and establishing a single unit concerned with ... More


Billy Durant

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John's growing investments in General Motors and his relationship with its founder, Billy Durant. When Raskob began to buy GM stock he had no thoughts of also investing his ... More


The General Motors Deal

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the deal worked out by John Raskob to purchase General Motors in 1918. Raskob set up a new holding company, eventually called the Du Pont American Industries, to buy over $25 ... More


Reducing the White-Space

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The 2011 Japanese quake affected many companies and illustrates the growing problem with deep-tier supply chain disruptions in which the suppliers of suppliers are affected. Chapter 3 examines GM’s ... More


Geocentric internationalization: a new challenge for German and British trade unions at Ford and General Motors

Thomas Fetzer

in Paradoxes of internationalization: British and German trade unions at Ford and General Motors 1967-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719080975
eISBN:
9781781706077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080975.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter traces the development of corporate internationalization processes at Ford and General Motors since the late 1960s, and highlights the different ways in which these processes affected the ... More


Man of Influence

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Raskob's growing wealth and influence. By the end of the Great War, Raskob's holdings in General Motors and DuPont were worth millions while the DuPont-GM deal he engineered ... More


Jazz Age Hero

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Raskob's accomplishments in the early 1920s. In this decade, the zenith of his career, Raskob tried to keep up with everything: politics, public policy, new technologies, and ... More


“The Fall of Flint”

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1970s and 1980s, municipal officials launched a massive campaign of urban revitalization to stimulate Flint’s economy. As part of this effort, local policymakers cleared hundreds of acres ... More


Riding into the Future

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the 1939–40 World's Fair in New York; if the Chicago World's Fair six years earlier had been at least somewhat of a frustrating disappointment for Norman Bel Geddes, the ... More


The Metropolitan Moment

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1940s and 1950s, a myriad of forces led to the suburbanization of industry and retail in Genesee County. However, local public policies played a decisive role in shaping such migrations. ... More


City Building and Boundary Making

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1900 and 1940, Flint rose to prominence as the manufacturing hub for General Motors. As America’s national obsession with automobiles took root, Flint, a quintessential company town, ... More


Jim Crow, GM Crow

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During and after World War II, officials from General Motors often boasted that Flint was a model city of industrial opportunity where all workers could obtain economic security and consumer ... More


Crisis Manager

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the risks posed by continued investments in the growth of General Motors. In 1919 and then into 1920, Billy Durant, with Raskob's full support, spent around $79 million, ... More


Introduction

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a biographical sketch of John Jakob Raskob, who embodied the American Dream of his day. Starting as a $5 a week stenographer at Holly Pump and Machine Shops, he ... More


What’s Good for GM …

Philip Auerswald

in The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199795178
eISBN:
9780190258481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795178.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter analyzes the success of democratic capitalism driven by productive entrepreneurship. It explains the context of Charles Erwin Wilson's quote that implies “What's good for General Motors ... More


“The Very Heart and Soul and Spirit of Our National Will”: Promoting the Corporate Dream, 1920–1980

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Public relations and advertising developed during the 1920s, supporting new theories of corporate trusteeship that called on managers to balance the interests of owners, workers, and consumers. ... More


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