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from The Great Debate:

Car czars

June 29, 2012

This piece originally appeared in Reuters Magazine.

Henry Ford had to fight to build the Model T, even within the company that bore his name. The Russian immigrant engineer who saved the Chevy Corvette bucked the General Motors brass to do it. Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich built the minivan at Chrysler only after the vehicle—and they—had been rejected at Ford.

Jaguar will make it through the recession – but in what shape?

July 29, 2009

dave9– Professor David Bailey works at Coventry University Business School. The views expressed are his own –

Van-ishing? Do we want to make vans in the UK?

June 8, 2009

David Bailey– Professor David Bailey works at the Coventry University Business School and has written extensively on globalisation, economic restructuring and industrial policy, with particular reference to the auto industry. The opinions expressed are his own. –

from The Great Debate:

Auto plant wars sparked decline of industry

May 25, 2009

dewar-headshot-150x150-- Robert J. Dewar is a former Ford Motor Company general foreman and author of A Savage Factory: An Eyewitness Account of the Auto Industry’s Self-Destruction. He currently lives in Cincinnati, OH and runs a successful packaging business with his wife and family. The views expressed are his own. --