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The British motor industry, 1945-1994 : a case study in industrial decline

Author: Timothy R Whisler
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are there now no major car manufacturers in Britain? Timothy Whisler considers this and the surrounding issues, making valuable comparisons with overseas manufacturers operating both in the UK and abroad. This book covers the issues of product development, quality, design, and range.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whisler, Timothy R.
British motor industry, 1945-1994.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98051399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy R Whisler
ISBN: 019168483X 9780191684838
OCLC Number: 232311761
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 428 pages)
Contents: Reconversion : confirming the inter-war course, 1954-1950 --
Corporate structure and management strategy: decision-making and path dependence, 1945-1968 --
British Leyland and Chrysler UK: lock-in, path overlap, and dysfunction, 1968-1977 --
The final stage in the indigenous development path: British Leyland under Edwardes, 1977-1979 --
Design and development: the practical men and the myth of engineering excellence --
British production methods: the evolution of flexibility and the failure of Fordism --
Distribution structures: dealers, agents, and self-interest --
Domestic and export markets: demand, differentiation and product charactericstics --
Product quality and reliability: the silver British lemon --
U-turn, new path or market failure? Transforming BL into Rover, 1979-1994.
Responsibility: Timothy R. Whisler.

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