The Second Automobile Revolution

Trajectories of the World Carmakers in the 21st Century

  • Michel Freyssenet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Ten Years On, What Have We Learnt?

  3. Wrong Forecasts and Unexpected Changes:the World that Changed the Machine

  4. Strategies of Internationalisation of Automobile Firms in the New Century:a Nuw Leap Forward?

  5. The Divergent Trajectories of Japanese and Korean Carmakers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Merieke Stevens, Takahiro Fujimoto
      Pages 95-111
    3. Denise J. Luethge, Philippe Byosière
      Pages 112-128
    4. Daniel Arturo Heller
      Pages 129-140
  6. The Resistible Decline of the ‘Big Three’?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Richard Senter Jr., Walter McManus
      Pages 165-184
    3. Glenn Mercer
      Pages 185-205
    4. Bruce Belzowski
      Pages 206-222
  7. The Resistance of Leading European Carmakers

  8. Newcomers and Global Suppliers

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 455-468

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Freyssenet
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyNational Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS)ParisFrance

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