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Automobiles

Mark Mason

in Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292647
eISBN:
9780191684937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses Japanese direct investment in the European automobile industry. Although Japanese auto firms had set up limited service and assembly operations in Europe during the post-war ... More


Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Gary Herrigel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Manufacturing Possibilities examines adjustment dynamics in the steel, automobile and machinery industries in Germany, the U.S., and Japan since World War II. Using detailed historical ... More


Automobiles

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The automobile industry is a very important industry in Japan. In the past, the industry was dominated by European and American automobile manufacturers. However, Japan was able to keep up with the ... More


 Why Companies Invest Overseas

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The seemingly simple explanation of why a company invests overseas — to seek greater profits — is inadequate to provide satisfactory insight into the multiple rationales for establishing foreign ... More


Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Mark Mason

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292647
eISBN:
9780191684937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

Japanese foreign direct investment surged into Western markets in the late 1980s provoking intense policy debates in Europe and America. How did the European authorities respond to this ‘Japanese ... More


Vertical Disintegration in National Context: Germany and the United States Compared

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the way that German and US manufacturers are implementing the modal form of vertical disintegration: Sustained, Contingent Collaboration. In contrast to the expectations of the ... More


Automobiles: Toyota

William V. Rapp

in Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Because all Japanese cars these days do not sell in the US market with a premium anymore, players in the automobile industry had to come up with ways to cope with the downfall of Japan's bubble ... More


China's New Industries and Regional Economic Realignment in the Asia Pacific*

Y. Y. Kueh

in Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the pace and pattern of development of China's new industries, as they may bear on the regional production networks in East Asia. Two new industries are ... More


The Past Alive: Automobiles

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of the Japanese automobile industry on the relationship between technology and work in factories and offices in the U.S. It explains that many concepts used to define ... More


The Organizing and Financing of Innovative Companies in the Evolution of the U.S. Automobile Industry

Steven Klepper

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the evolution of the automobile industry and how current automobile firms first entered into the industry. Four notable successful firms were the Olds Motor Works, Cadillac Motor ... More


The Times They Are A-Changin'

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/9780195183504.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an introduction and overview. This book aims to make it clear that along with the shift from the managed economy to the entrepreneurial society, must come a reassessment of ... More


Foreign Ownership and Productivity in the Indonesian Automobile Industry: Evidence from Establishment Data for 1990–99

Keiko Ito

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386805
eISBN:
9780226387079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In the traditional theory of multinational corporations (MNCs), foreign direct investment (FDI) by MNCs is regarded as the movement of managerial resources. Many researchers have investigated ... More


Roles and Rules: Ambiguity, Experimentation, and New Forms of Stakeholderism in Germany

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter uses a case study of reform efforts in the German industrial relations system to consider the ways in which the dynamics of vertical disintegration are impacting processes of change at ... More


The Paradox of Labor Force Dualism and State-Labor-Capital Relations in the Chinese Automobile Industry

Lu Zhang

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter presents an in-depth case study of China's automobile industry. It argues that growing competition has forced Chinese automakers to establish a leaner and meaner workplace to cut costs ... More


Funding New Industries: A Historical Perspective on the Financing Role of the U.S. Stock Market in the Twentieth Century

Mary A. O’Sullivan

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the manufacturing industries that emerged starting in the late nineteenth century until the late 1920s, and how innovation and technological change affected their growth. It ... More


“We Speak the Same Language in the New World”: Capital, Class, and Community in Mexico’s “American Century”

Steven J. Bachelor

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter explores how Mexican “development” and the “American way of life” were constituted through a mutual—though contradictory and asymmetrical—process of transculturation and capital ... More


Tradition and Innovation at Fiat Auto

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides a brief outline of the Fiat Group's origins, business activities, and organizational model. Section 4.2 outlines a profile of the company by describing its main business ... More


The Elusive People’s Car: Imagined Automobility and Productive Practices along the “Czechoslovak Road to Socialism” (1945–1968)

Valentina Fava

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the history of the automobile industry and automobility in Czechoslovakia between 1945 and 1968, with particular emphasis on the ideological and concrete development of the ... More


Whose Hard Times?: Explaining Autoworkers Strike Waves in Recent-Day China

Lu Zhang

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter carries out an in-depth analysis of the transformation of China's automobile industry and its labor force over the past two decades, with particular attention on how shop-floor, ... More


Redefining “Women’s Work”: The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry during World War II

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the sexual division of labor in the automobile industry during World War II to find out whether job segregation by gender had been dismantled during the war. It begins with a ... More


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