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

Overview

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...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877058561
  • Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing Pty, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Figures and Tables 6 Foreword Tim Fischer 8 Prologue Imagine the Following (Sometimes Called a Barbecue Stopper) 12 Part 1 The Automotive Industry and its Environment 23
1 Introduction 23
2 The Australian Car Industry 37
3 The Beijing Jeep and the Threat from China 51
4 Motorcycle Manufacturing in the West and in Japan 64
5 Car Manufacturing Outside China and Japan 85
6 The Development of the Japanese Car Makers 114 Part 2 The Chinese Automotive Industry and its Environment 128
7 'Cars for All' 128
8 Economic Expansion and World Trade 137
9 Origins and Growth of the Chinese Motor Vehicle Industry 161 Part 3 Research Into the Chinese Automotive Industry 187
10 Domestic Demand 187
11 Supply Factors 218
12 Management 251
13 Summary and Implications 273 Part 4 Strategies in the Global Marketplace 278
14 Protecting Domestic Industry 278
15 Will Globalization Work Both Ways? 296
16 Related Issues 315
17 Conclusion 322 Appendix 1 Chinese Population and Income Statistics 337 Appendix 2 Provisions of China's Labour Law 1995 339 Bibliography 340 Notes 348 Index 356
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