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Time for a Model Change Re-Engineering the Global Automotive Industry

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ISBN-10: 0521837154

ISBN-13: 9780521837156

Edition: 2004

Authors: Graeme P. Maxton, John Wormald

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The automotive industry ranks among the most significant business phenomena of the 20th century and remains vitally important today, accounting for almost 11% of the GDP of North America, Europe and Japan and one in nine jobs. Although its products have had a fundamental impact on modern society in economic and social terms, the industry has found it hard to adjust to contemporary conditions and is thus no longer esteemed in capital markets. Riven with internal contradictions that inhibit reform, it now faces a stark choice between years of strife or radical change. Highlighting the challenges and opportunities that exist for managers, legislators, financial institutions and potential…    
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List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/4/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Graeme P. Maxton is Programme Director, Economist Conferences, Contributing Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and a Director of autoPOLIS Strategy Consultants. He contributes regularly to a variety of Economist Newspaper Group publications and is author of the EIU's World Car Forecasts, The Emerging Markets of Asia-Pacific and Asia-Pacific: after the Crisis. He is also co-author (with John Wormald) of the best-selling Driving Over a Cliff? Business Lessons from the World's Car Industry, 1994.

John Wormald is a Director of autoPOLIS Strategy Consultants and works throughout the automotive industry. He regularly contributes to the business and automotive press and is the co-author (with Graeme P. Maxton) of the best-selling Driving Over a Cliff? Business Lessons from the World's Car Industry, 1994.

From automania to maturity: in the main markets at least
The problems that can be fixed: dealing with noxious emissions, traffic accidents and congestion
The global resource challenges: energy and space
A global industry: the changing international order
The supplier industry: the catalyst for the profound changes to come
The downstream sales and service sector: the coming revolution
When the numbers don't add up: an industry that doesn't earn its keep
Choosing a future for the automotive industry
Time for a model change