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National Policy, Global Giants

National Policy, Global Giants
How Australia Built and Lost its Automotive Industry

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  • Publication planned for: February 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108486064

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  • What can we tell about the future of automobiles and the industries that make them by examining their past? Wormald and Rennick trace the history of powered land transport, the rise and fall of the railways, the spectacular rise of the automobile, and what might come next. Delving into the mighty and complex automotive industry, following the growth of the markets and production, this book illustrates the globalization of vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers, giving form to the development of the industry's business model. A key factor in an auto-industry's successes and failures is the often-difficult relationship it has with government, which varies in nature from country to country. As an illustrative case, Wormald and Rennick  present and analyse the entire lifecycle of Australia's automotive history – including its birth, growth, functioning and death - and its shifting relationship with the government that supported it.

    • Presents a structured description of how the global automotive industry has developed and works
    • Describes the growth of motorized transport in Australia, of the growth of and changes in the market for automobiles in Australia.
    • Reflects on the quality of the formulation and review of government sectoral support policies
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    • Publication planned for: February 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108486064
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. The triumph of the automobile – and its incipient decline
    2. From revolution to revolution – a changing automotive industry
    3. The vehicle manufacturers – a controlling global semi-oligarchy
    4. A highly-disciplined global partnership – the components suppliers
    5. Tense relationships – the automotive industry and government
    6. Enthusiastic adopters – growth and change in the Australian car market
    7. The end of a life cycle – the rise and fall of the Australian light vehicle industry
    8. Distant children – Australian vehicle manufacturers and their foreign parents
    9. The Australian component suppliers – doomed by being so sub-scale
    10. From consistency to contradiction – Australian government automotive policy
    11. Government support policy and sectoral analysis – lessons learned.

  • Authors

    John Wormald, Autopolis Strategy Consultants
    John Wormald is Managing Partner and co-founder of Autopolis, which specializes in strategic assignments for actors in and around the global automotive industry, critically analysing the industry in order to understand its structures, relationships, influencing factors and dynamics. He is co-author of two major books about the automotive industry.

    Kim Rennick, Autopolis Strategy Consultants
    Kim Rennick is Autopolis's partner resident in Australia. He also provides consulting services to business owners in the fields of governance, directorship and leadership. He has co-authored submissions and papers for the Australian Productivity Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and various State and Federal Government Inquiries.

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