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The Second Automobile Revolution

Trajectories of the World Carmakers in the 21st Century

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  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. Nissan: From the Brink of Bankruptcy

      • Merieke Stevens, Takahiro Fujimoto
      Pages 95-111
    3. Honda: Serendipity or Strategy from 1997–2007?

      • Denise J. Luethge, Philippe Byosière
      Pages 112-128
    4. The Rebirth of Mazda Under Ford’s Shadow

      • Daniel Arturo Heller
      Pages 129-140
  6. The Resistible Decline of the ‘Big Three’?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. General Motors in an Age of Corporate Restructuring

      • Richard Senter Jr., Walter McManus
      Pages 165-184
    3. Ford, 1993–2007: Losing its Way?

      • Glenn Mercer
      Pages 185-205
    4. Can Chrysler Survive its Reinvention?

      • Bruce Belzowski
      Pages 206-222

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.

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • merger
  • strategy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology, National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France

    Michel Freyssenet

About the editor


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 social relationships theory. One of his key publications in English is The Productive Models: the Conditions of Profitability (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 (with R. Boyer). His personal website is: http://freyssenet.com.
 
GERPISA (Groupe d'Étude et de Recherche Permanent sur l'Industrie et les Salariés de l'Automobile, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales-Paris) is a French-based international network, formed in 1992. Now with 450 members from 29 countries, it links economists, management researchers, historians and sociologists working on the auto industry. This book is one of the products of its fifth international research programme 'Sustainable Development and Automobile Industry', run between 2007 and 2010.

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eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-23691-2
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 160.00
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Hardcover Book USD 170.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)