Title: The US auto industry: historical background, trade policies, and new challenges

Authors: Beverlee B. Anderson, Hyun-Sook Lee

Addresses: College of Business Administration, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, USA. ' Division de Investigacion, Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, C.P. 04510, Mexico, DF

Abstract: The US trade policy contributed to the Big Three US automakers completely dominating the US and World auto markets. Today, the Big Three no longer overwhelming dominate their major competitors. Foreign |transplants| have built major production facilities on US soil, while simultaneously the Big Three are investing heavily in production facilities in foreign lands. To further complicate the identification of industry players, US auto firms are joint venturing with foreign competitors in a variety of locations. This paper explores how trade policies may have impacted many of the changes in this industry.

Keywords: USA; United States; automobile industry; trade policies; automotive transplants; auto industry; joint ventures.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2009.026805

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2009 Vol.5 No.3, pp.286 - 298

Published online: 26 Jun 2009 *

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