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Overview of the automotive industry

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My Years with General Motors
1.  My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan
The list author says:
  "Sloan's comprehensive review of how the automotive business (and business more generally) should be run. Not an easy read but probably the most important piece of writing on the subject"
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My Life and Work - An Autobiography of Henry Ford
2.  My Life and Work - An Autobiography of Henry Ford by Henry Ford
The list author says:
  "Ford's biography, giving a pretty good insight into the early years of the industry and the reasons for his metoeric rise and success (and for the latter struggling)"
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The Decline and Fall of the American Automobile Industry
3.  The Decline and Fall of the American Automobile Industry by Yates Brock W.
The list author says:
  "A very troubling outsider's view of how the engines of growth and success have been dismantled over time and what is plaguing the industry - written 17 years before the final 'collapse'"
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On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors: John Z. De Lorean's Look Inside the Automotive Giant
4.  On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors: John Z. De Lorean's Look Inside the Automotive Giant by John Z. De Lorean
The list author says:
  "DeLorean's view of the problems already plaguing GM in the 60s (soon after Sloan's final departure) - from the time DeLorean was still a credible high flier inside GM"
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A Savage Factory: An Eyewitness Account of the Auto Industry's Self-Destruction
5.  A Savage Factory: An Eyewitness Account of the Auto Industry's Self-Destruction by Robert J. Dewar
The list author says:
  "First hand account of labour relations at Ford in the 1970s (probably representative of the US part of the industry) - very eye opening"
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Die smarte Revolution in der Automobilindustrie.: Das Auto der Zukunft - Optionen für Hersteller - Chancen für Zulieferer
6.  Die smarte Revolution in der Automobilindustrie.: Das Auto der Zukunft - Optionen für Hersteller - Chancen für Zulieferer by Philipp Radtke
The list author says:
  "A brief look into the development of the automotive business (primarily supplier side) till about 2015"
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Unsafe at Any Speed
7.  Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader
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  "An essential read not so much for conteect d on the industry, when GM tried to counter it"
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Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit
8.  Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit by J. Davis Illingworth Jr.
The list author says:
  "On how to successfully launch a new premium car brand but written by someone not very adept about the car industry"
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Surviving Transformation: Lessons from GM's Surprising Turnaround
9.  Surviving Transformation: Lessons from GM's Surprising Turnaround by Vincent P. Barabba
The list author says:
  "Account of the change necessary for the turnaround of GM - sadly it did not come to successful fruition"
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The Concept of the Corporation
10.  The Concept of the Corporation by Peter F. Drucker
The list author says:
  "Peter Drucker's first book based on his two years of in-depth observation of GM and seen by some as the start of management science"
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Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car
11.  Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car by L.J.K. Setright
The list author says:
  "Setright's concise history of the car, its role in society and the industry"
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