Economic Tsunami: China's Car Industry Will Sweep Away Western Car Makers

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Rosenberg Publishing, 2007 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
The motor vehicle manufacturing industry in many western countries has been faltering in recent years. And now, the car markets around the world are about to get hit by a large quantity of inexpensive quality new cars and car components, and the impact of those cars will be as sudden and as forceful as a tsunami. The surge of competition will be a result of the ever-accelerating development of Chinese motor vehicle manufacturers. These manufacturers were comparatively small and technologically inferior during the latter part of the 20th century, but in the new millennium, they have developed with surprising speed, doubling their output around every five years. In the very near future, they will not only be dominant in China, but will also be a major player on the world stage.This book presents research into the development of car industry infrastructure in China and the implications of the increasing efficiency of its auto manufacturing industries, in particular the impact of the Chinese industry on the manufacturing industry and markets in western countries. The author has held senior positions in Chinese universities from Shanghai to Chengdu over the past fourteen years, and as part of his duties has supervised over a hundred postgraduate students completing dissertations on management and economics, including research into varied aspects of the car industry. Drawing on that experience, he has developed the thesis that an influx of inexpensive quality cars and car components will soon transform the world car making industry, just as a flood of inexpensive quality motorcycles brought about the virtual demise of Western motorcycle manufacturers a generation ago.
 

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Contents

Figures and Tables
8
Chinese Population and Income Statistics 337
9
Prologue Imagine the Following Sometimes Called a Barbecue Stopper
12
Part One The Automotive Industry and its Environment
23
Large Chinese Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Their Links to Global
28
The Australian Car Industry
37
The Pattern of Development of the Car Industry in Australia
43
The Beijing Jeep and the Threat from China
51
Economic Expansion and World Trade
137
Origins and Growth of the Chinese Motor Vehicle Industry
161
Motor Vehicle Production in China Selected Years
162
Sites of the Main Car Making Joint Ventures as at 2007
177
Part Three Research Into the Chinese Automotive Industry
187
Annual Income of Owners of Luxury Cars
197
Desirable Motor Vehicle Factors
210
Supply Factors
218

Motorcycle Manufacturing in the West and in Japan
64
Car Manufacturing Outside China and Japan
85
The Worlds Largest Auto Manufacturers in 2006
88
The Development of the Japanese Car Makers
114
The Pattern of Development of the Car Industry in Japan
124
Part Two The Chinese Automotive Industry and its Environment
128
Car Customers Preferred Purchasing Channel
229
Car Ownership and Parking Compound One
242
Management
251
Summary and Implications
273
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Kevin Baker is a retired Professor of Management from the University of Applied Science, Bonn, Germany.

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