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This report was prepared for the Policy Board by the U.S. and Japanese research staffs of the Joint U.S.–Japan Automotive Study under the general direction of Professors Paul W. McCracken and Keichi Oshima, with research operations organized and coordinated by Robert E. Cole on the U.S. side, in close communication with the Taizo Yakushiji on the Japanese side. [preface]
In view of the importance of stable, long-term economic relationships between Japan and the United States, automotive issues have to be dealt with in ways consistent with the joint prosperity of both countries. Furthermore, the current economic friction has the potential to adversely affect future political relationships. Indeed, under conditions of economic stagnation, major economic issues inevitably become political issues.
With these considerations in mind, the Joint U.S.–Japan Automotive Study project was started in September 1981 to determine the conditions that will allow for the prosperous coexistence of the respective automobile industries. During this two-year study, we have identified four driving forces that will play a major role in determining the future course of the automotive industry of both countries. These are: (1) consumers’ demands and aspirations vis-à-vis automobiles; (2) flexible manufacturing systems (FMS); (3) rapidly evolving technology; and (4) the internationalization of the automotive industry. [exec. summary]

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Figure 1. United States and Japan Domestic Motor-Vehicle Production, 1945–1982
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  1. Table 1. Projected Future Reliance on Suppliers
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Preface
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  1. Policy Board Members
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  1. Research Scholars
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  1. Policy Board Recommendations
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  1. Executive Summary
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  1. Chapter 1 Introduction
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  1. Chapter 2 Postwar Evolution of the Japanese and American Automotive Industries
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  1. Chapter 3 Internationalization of the Automobile Industry
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  1. Chapter 4 Macroeconomic Issues and Bilateral Trade Relations
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  1. Chapter 5 The Automobile Industry and Public Policy
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  1. Chapter 6 Market Factors Influencing the Automobile Industry
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  1. Chapter 7 Manufacturing Cost Differences
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  1. Chapter 8 Product and Process Evolution
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  1. Chapter 9 Manufacturer-Supplier Relations
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  1. Chapter 10 Human Resource Development and Labor Relations
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  1. Chapter 11 Human Resource Development: Management and Technical Personnel
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  1. Chapter 12 Policy Implications
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  1. Appendix A Working Paper Series
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  1. Appendix B List of Project Sponsors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472902057
Related ISBN
9780939512287
MARC Record
OCLC
1193011172
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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