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

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

EditorMichel Freyssenet

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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 gas prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyzes the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties. 

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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 gas prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyzes the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties. 

MICHEL FREYSSENET is Research Director at National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France. He is co-founder of GERPISA and currently 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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 8.65 × 5.59 × 1.31 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219713

ISBN - 13:9780230219717

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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