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The International Automobile Industry
This paper is a research project which analyzes the strategies by which international automobile companies, especially General Motors, can gain a competitive advantage in overseas countries.
# 62116 | 10,540 words | 45 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 08, 2005 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Business (International)

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This paper explains that five major car manufacturers--Ford, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan--dominate the automobile industry and progressively have limited the growth of small national brands globally by implementing better manufacturing and sales strategies. The author points out that General Motors, although facing many challenges in the U.S. market, is still a major player in the automobile industry; its strategy to enter new markets with existing and new products globally generates significant revenue from these markets. The paper concludes that to be successful, companies must (1) have flexible operations at the different facilities around the world to adjust to various situations of overcapacity, (2) create mega companies through global mergers and acquisitions and (3) manage quality and (4) integrate the supply chain for global operations.

Table of Contents
Reason for Choice of Topic
Academic Objectives of Dissertation
Summary of Chapters
Literature Review
Organizational Needs and Strategy
The Automobile Industry
Changes in the Auto Manufacturing Industry
Scope of the Research
Basic Methodology
The Design and Implementation of the Inquiry
Sources of Bias
Limitations of the Research Process
General Motors-History and Operations
Findings and Analysis
Analyzing GM Using SWOT Method
The Corporate Level Strategy
Final Conclusion
Future Research

From the Paper:

"Any strategy planning requires the understanding of the internal and the external factors affecting the industry. The main objective of this study is to identify the conditions faced by General Motors (GM) in the international markets and strategies that are implemented by the company in the past and the available options open to the company in the future. Some of the problems faced by automobile industry are also the effect of changes and restructuring of other related industries. For example, the steel industry provides the motor vehicle industry with steel sheets, which are used to manufacture the body and the chassis of the vehicle. Any variation in the steel industry therefore has the ability to increase the cost of building vehicles. (Porretto, 2004) Any variations in the iron and steel industry therefore have the ability to seriously impact the automobile industry. In addition, the motor vehicle and parts manufacturing industry drive many related industries such as tire and rubber industry and spares and replacement part industries."

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