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Chapter 6 Discussion Questions

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How did new policies (safety standards, emissions standards, etc) influence the development of new cars and technologies in the auto industry?

What factors contributed to the rise of foreign auto producers, specifically Japan, and the infiltration of the domestic market in the United States?

How did the business structures of automobile companies in countries such as Britain, United States, and Japan differ by the 1970s? To what extent did these differences impact the foreign auto market?





  1. brewsterw18

    Co-author Will Brewster

    May 3, 2016
  2. Thanks! I will try to present more on the supply chain, the locus of much of today’s technology. But clearly vehicle design and engineering are very responsive to (or perhaps better phrased as constrained by) the trio of regulatory demands for fuel efficiency, low emissions and safety. Thomas Klier of course went into the emissions-efficiency side in some depth.

    May 7, 2016

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