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Competing to be really, really good: the behind-the-scenes drama of capability-building competition in the automobile industry

Author: Fujimoto, Takahiro ; Miller, Brian, translation Series: LTCB international library selection Publisher: International House of Japan, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 156 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9784924971219Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .A8 F85 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Competing to Be Really, REALLY Good The Behind-the-Scenes Drama of Capability Building Competition in the Automobile Industry Contents Author's Introduction to the English Edition Foreword CHAPTER vii xi 1 1 1 13 16 Competition in Capability Building 1. Overview 2. Evolving Corporate Systems 3. Competition in Basic Design Concepts CHAPTER 2 19 19 33 Why Cars? 1. Is Japan's Automobile Industry Truly Strong? 2. Japanese Cars and Japanese Companies CHAPTER 3 45 46 49 The Anatomy of Organizational Capability in Manufacturing 1. The Parameters of Deep Competitiveness in Manufacturing and in Product Development 2. Distinctive Elements of Japanese Production Systems CHAPTER 4 65 65 68 72 75 76 78 The History of Capability Building in the Automobile Industry 1. The Dawn of an Industry 2. Rethinking Production 3. Laying a Foundation for Passenger Car Manufacturing 4. Shifting to Large-Scale Production 5. Asserting International Competitiveness and Expanding Exports 6. Globalization CHAPTER 5 83 83 87 94 Capability Building as an Emergent Process 1. The Concept of Emergence 2. The Birth of Characteristically Japanese Production Systems 3. A Culture of Alertness and Preparedness CHAPTER 6 97 97 101 Competition, Conflict, and Cooperation 1. Trade Frictions 2. Cooperation CHAPTER 7 111 113 118 124 128 The Chasers and the Chased 1. Catching Up with the Japanese 2. Distilling the Message 3. Capability Building to a Fault 4. Simplifying Design CHAPTER 8 133 133 137 145 147 149 The Never-Ending Story of Capability-Building Competition 1. The More Things Change... 2. New Kinds of Cars, New Ways of Making Cars Acknowledgements (for the original Japanese edition) Bibliography Index

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