Who Really Made Your Car?: Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry (Google eBook)

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W.E. Upjohn Institute, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 425 pages
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This book details the breadth of the parts manufacturing industry, the size of its workforce, and how the automakers increasingly rely on it for the design and content of the cars we buy.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Parts of Your Vehicle
1
Heart of the Auto Industry
29
Chapter 2 Rise and Fall of Vertical Integration in the Midwest
31
Chapter 3 Supplying the Power
55
Chapter 4 The Body Builders
83
Chapter 5 Supplying the Suppliers
109
How Close Is Close Enough?
133
Chapter 6 The Closely Linked Supply Chain
135
A Tale of Two Cities
229
Chapter 11 Chassis Suppliers Move South in Auto Alley
251
Chapter 12 Working for Suppliers
275
Part 4 The Endangered US Supplier
299
Chapter 13 The Rising Tide of Imports
301
Electronics Suppliers
329
Surviving the Car Wars
355
References
371

Chapter 7 Seat Supplier Right Next Door
159
Chapter 8 Delivering the Goods
181
Part 3 Shifting Fortunes along Auto Alley
203
Chapter 9 Emergence of Auto Alley
205
The Authors
397
Index
399
About the Institute
425
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