Originally published in 1991, this book examines the spatial implications of the changes to the automobile industry at world, national and local levels. The volume brings together the work of North American, European and Japanese geographers, economists and sociologists, and includes perspectives from the components industry, the shop floor experience and local economic policy making.
Table of Contents
1. Motor Vehicle Manufacturing: The Representative Industry Christopher M. Law 2. The World Automotive Industry in Transition Gerald T. Bloomfield 3. New Horizons? The Third World Motor Vehicle Industry in an International Framework Robert Gwynne 4. The Transformation of the Japanese Motor Vehicle Industry and Its Role in the World: Industrial Restructuring and Technical Evolution Yasuo Miyakawa 5. The Impact of Japanese Investment in the United States James M. Rubenstein 6. Nothing New About Nissan? Philip Garrahan and Paul Stewart 7. Motor Components: Locational Issues in an International Industry David Froggatt 8. Vertical Integration or Disintegration? The Case of the UK Car Parts Industry Ash Amin and Ian Smith 9. Restructuring The Swedish Manufacturing Industry - The Case of the Motor Vehicle Industry Anders Malmberg 10. Subcontracting in the Motor Industry: a Case Study in Coventry Mike Rawlinson 11. Industrial Restructuring and the Labour Force: The Case of Austin Rover in Longbridge, Birmingham Dennis Smith 12. Policy Implications of Trends and Changes in the Vehicle And Components Industries: The Case of the West Midlands David Elliott and Patrick Gray.