Ford and the Global Strategies of Multinationals: The North American Auto Industry

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Index

a
about this book:
argument 1 ;
proposition 1 , 8
Aerostar 117
American Motors (AMC) 42 , 98 , 143
American Report on Free Trade190
Anglia (Ford) 74
Annex 300-A 191-4
annual improvement factor (AIF) 110
Argentina 67 , 68 , 77 , 128 , 137 , 139
Asia-Pacific Co-operation (APEC) Forum 138
Asian producers' US assembly, exploitation of 112
assembly sector inefficiencies, Ford in Mexico 66-9
assessment of global strategy, difficulties in 118-20
Australia 139
Auto Decrees, Mexican see Mexico
Auto Pact (US-Canadian) 147-8 , 151-2 , 159 , 160
'Auto Pact Club' 160
auto parts:
inefficiencies in sector 69-71 ;
relocation of production of 128-9
Autolatina 137
automated guided vehicles (AGV) 100
automated storage/retrieval (AS/RS) 100
automation as survival strategy 107
Automotive Engineering129
Automotive Industries121 , 123 , 124 , 133 , 134
Automotive News211
Autmotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) 190
Automotive Transportation, Office for the Study of (OSAT) 174

b
B2000 (Ford-Mazda) 122
bargaining strategies:
export dynamism in Mexico 161-8 ;
interdependence in Canada 149-51 ;
Mexican government (1970s) 95-7
BMW 134 , 207
Brazil 67-8 , 77-8 , 128 , 137 , 139 , 171
British preferential trade system 31-2
bureaucratic disagreement in Mexico 87-8

c
CAFE Regulations 193-4 , 214
Camry Solara (Toyota) 207
Canada:
confluence of interest with Ford 30 ;
dependence in US 79-80 ;
Ford cautious behavior in 49-50 ;
Ford Motor Co. in 22, 26 ;
Ford operations, liberal development in 30-50 ;
General Preferential Tariff (GPT) 187 ;
indigenous industry, lack of 143-4 ;
trade deficits in 78-9 , 84 ;
US Auto Agreement (1965) 139 ;
US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) 139 , 158-60 , 187-99
Canada, Ford in:
British preferential trade system 31-2 ;
cautious behavior 50 ;
confluence of interest 30 ;
content system 33-4 ;
CVA agreements 39-40 , 44 ;
export promotion strategy 34-7 ;
Ford leadership in Canada 30 ;
high volume output, problems with 35-6 ;
historical perspective 31-2 ;
import substitution policies 31-4 ;
integration, limited, into Ford production system 43-50 ;
major investment decision (1978) 97 ;
managed-trade aspect 39 , 40-3 , 49 ;
parts sector and 43-4 ;
policy options, limited for Canada 30 ;
political controversy, Auto Pact as cause of 42-3 ;
production inefficiencies 48-9 ;
production safeguards 39 ;
production- sales ratio, Auto Pact provision 45 ;
protectionism 36-7 ;
rationalization 44-50 ;
selective trade liberalization, Auto Pact in 49 ;
strategic differences from GM 46 ;
strategies, post NAFTA

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Figures xi
  • Tables xiv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Abbreviations xix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Ford Motor Company's Multidomestic Strategy 14
  • 3 - Ford of Canada 30
  • 4 - Ford of Mexico 51
  • 5 - The 1970s 73
  • 6 - Ford's Survival Strategy 98
  • 7 - Ford's Global Strategy 118
  • 8 - Successful Bargaining in a Situation of Increasing Interdependence 142
  • 9 - Export Dynamism 161
  • 10 - A North American System of Production 187
  • 11 - Conclusion 218
  • Notes 235
  • Bibliography 254
  • Periodicals (Newspapers, Newsletters, and Magazines) 275
  • Appendix 1 276
  • Appendix 2 302
  • Appendix 3 326
  • Index 351
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