The Second Automobile Revolution: Trajectories of the world carmakers in the 21st century by M. FreyssenetThe Second Automobile Revolution: Trajectories of the world carmakers in the 21st century by M. Freyssenet

The Second Automobile Revolution: Trajectories of the world carmakers in the 21st century

byM. Freyssenet

Hardcover | April 30, 2009

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The rapid takeoff of the continent-sized national economies and the increasing expense of extraction have led to strong tensions in petrol prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyses the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties.
MICHEL FREYSSENET is Research Director at Scientific Research National Center (CNRS) in Paris (France). He is co-founder of GERPISA and currently a member of its international steering committee. His main topics of interest are: productive models, national growth models, world productive recomposition, history of work division and soci...
Title:The Second Automobile Revolution: Trajectories of the world carmakers in the 21st centuryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.31 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230219713

ISBN - 13:9780230219717


Table of Contents

Foreword; B.Jullien Introduction: Ten Years on, What Have we Learnt? M.Freyssenet Wrong Forecasts and Unexpected Changes. The World that Changed the Machine; M.Freyssenet Strategies of Internationalization of Automobile Firms in the New Century: A New Leap Forward? B.Jetin PART I: THE DIVERGENT TRAJECTORIES OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN CARMAKERS Sigh of Toyota as the New World n°1 Carmaker; K.Shimizu Nissan: From the Brink of Bankruptcy; M. Stevens and T.Fujimoto Honda: Serendipity or Strategy from 1997-2007? D.J.Luethge & P.Byosiere The Rebirth of Mazda Under Ford's Shadow; D. Arturo Heller Hyundai: Is It Possible to Realize the Dream of Becoming a Top 5 Global Automaker by 2010? M.Chung PART II: THE RESISTIBLE DECLINE OF THE 'BIG THREE' General Motors in an Age of Corporate Restructuring; R.Senter & W.McManus Ford 1993 to 2007: Losing Its Way? G.Mercer Can Chrysler Survive its Re-invention? B.Belzowski PART III: THE RESISTANCE OF LEADING EUROPEAN CARMAKERS The Final Chapter of the "VW Model'? The VW Trajectory 1995-2005; U.Jürgens PSA: the Difficulties of a 'Volume and Diversity' Profit Strategy; M.Freyssenet Renault 1992-2007: Globalization and Strategic Uncertainties; M.Freyssenet Fiat Group Automobiles - An Arabian Phoenix in the International Auto Industry; G.Volpato From the Marriage in Heaven to the Divorce on Earth. The DaimlerChrysler Trajectory Since the Merger; H.Köhler Driving with Engineers' Professionalism and Family Values. The BMW Trajectory from a Regional Carmaker to a Global Premium Player; L.Pries A Break from the Past: Volvo and its malcontents; M.Holweg and F.K.Pil Production Counterfeits and Policy Collisions: the Rover trajectory - a salutary tale; D.Coffey PART IV: NEWCOMERS AND GLOBAL SUPPLIERS Made in China: Joint-Ventures and Domestic Newcomers; H.Wang Maruti-Suzuki's Trajectory: From a National Champion to a Japanese owned Subsidiary; F.Becker-Ritterspach Winners and Losers in the Auto Parts Industry: Trajectories Followed by the Main First Tier Suppliers over the Past Decade; V.Frigant Conclusion. The Second Automobile Revolution. Promises and Uncertainties; M.Freyssenet Index