What can we tell about the future of automobiles and the industries that make them by examining their past? Wormald and Rennick trace the history of powered land transport, the rise and fall of the railways, the spectacular rise of the automobile, and what might come next.
Delving into the mighty and complex automotive industry, following the growth of the markets and production, this book illustrates the globalization of vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers, giving form to the development of the industry's business model. A key factor in an auto-industry's successes and failures is the often-difficult relationship it has with government, which varies in nature from country to country.
As an illustrative case, Wormald and Rennick present and analyse the entire lifecycle of Australia's automotive history – including its birth, growth, functioning and death - and its shifting relationship with the government that supported it.
Cambridge University Press; First published 2 Jan 2020
A comprehensive review of most aspects of the industry, starting from world markets that are both maturing in the developed world and emerging elsewhere, through the environmental and technological challenges to the industry, the poor quality of relationships with both the up-stream and down-stream, to the industry's permanently depressing financial condition.
Cambridge University Press; First published 4 Nov 2004
Presents a strategic view of the different sectors and functions of the automotive industry, both across time and world regions.
Addison-Wesley-Longman; First published 7 Nov 1994