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This book offers a comprehensive look at an industry whose role in motor vehicle production in the United States has been growing. Klier and Rubenstein make use of a unique database containing information on thousands of parts plants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This allows them to produce an analysis of the motor vehicle parts supplier industry at a level of detail not seen before. It also allows them to meet the two main goals they set out to achieve. The first is to present the key characteristics of the vast network of parts suppliers. The second goal of the book is to describe the changing geography of U.S. motor vehicle production at the local, regional, national, and international levels. In doing that, Klier and Rubenstein illustrate the challenges in store for motor vehicle parts production in the United States and especially in the Midwest.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Figures and Tables
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Chapter 1. The Parts of Your Vehicle
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. Part 1. Detroit: Heart of the Auto Industry
  2. p. 29
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  1. Chapter 2. Rise and Fall of Vertical Integration in the Midwest
  2. pp. 31-53
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  1. Chapter 3. Supplying the Power
  2. pp. 55-82
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  1. Chapter 4. The Body Builders
  2. pp. 83-107
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  1. Chapter 5. Supplying the Suppliers
  2. pp. 109-131
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  1. Part 2. Carmaker-Supplier Networks: How Close Is Close Enough?
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Chapter 6. The Closely Linked Supply Chain
  2. pp. 135-158
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  1. Chapter 7. Seat Supplier Right Next Door
  2. pp. 159-180
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  1. Chapter 8. Delivering the Goods
  2. pp. 181-202
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  1. Part 3. Shifting Fortunes along Auto Alley
  2. pp. 203-204
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  1. Chapter 9. Emergence of Auto Alley
  2. pp. 205-227
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  1. Chapter 10. Abandoning Ohio: A Tale of Two Cities
  2. pp. 229-249
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  1. Chapter 11. Chassis Suppliers Move South in Auto Alley
  2. pp. 251-274
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  1. Chapter 12. Working for Suppliers
  2. pp. 275-298
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  1. Part 4. The Endangered U.S. Supplier
  2. p. 299
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  1. Chapter 13. The Rising Tide of Imports
  2. pp. 301-327
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  1. Chapter 14. The Driving Force: Electronics Suppliers
  2. pp. 329-354
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  1. Chapter 15. Conclusion: Surviving the Car Wars
  2. pp. 355-369
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  1. References
  2. pp. 371-395
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  1. The Authors
  2. p. 397
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 399-424
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  1. About the Institute
  2. p. 425
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780880994347
Related ISBN
9780880993333
MARC Record
OCLC
268995407
Pages
419
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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