Title: Becoming an endangered species? The future viability of Australian automotive manufacturing

Authors: Chris F. Wright, Stephen Clibborn, Russell D. Lansbury

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1TN, UK. ' Work and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. ' Work and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Abstract: In recent decades, successive governments have reduced tariff protection and encouraged the Australian automotive industry to become more internationally competitive. The future of automotive manufacturing now rests largely on decisions made by the three remaining global parent companies: General Motors, Ford and Toyota. Despite extensive structural reforms of the industry to make it more internationally competitive, its future remains uncertain, particularly in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

Keywords: multinational corporations; MNCs; corporate strategy; government policy; Australian auto industry; Australia; automobile industry; automotive manufacturing; competitiveness; structural reforms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2011.039543

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2011 Vol.11 No.2, pp.172 - 188

Published online: 07 Apr 2011 *

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