A Multinational Corporation is an enterprise that manages production or delivers services in more than one country. By this definition, Multinational Corporations are expected to assist in the socio-economic development of the country where their businesses are striving through job creation, technology transfer and social responsibilities as appropriate. Most Multinational Corporations have failed in the development of the third world countries as elaborated in this book making reference to Peugeot Automobile and the Nigeria's economy. The Impact of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria as a case study was assessed and both the positive and negative impacts were enumerated.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is important software of choice in the manufacturing sector especially the automobile sector. The industry requires an enormous number of suppliers based on it specialist requirements. The effectiveness of a supply network is therefore dependent on the IT available and the coordination of the supply chain network. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect visibility across the network affording customer and suppliers the opportunity to see across the channel.The focus for the research is to investigate how supplier-buyer relationship is enhanced and understand the role which the ERP system performs in improving the network operations.This study will adopt a secondary qualitative analysis provide an insight into the links between ERP systems, supplier-buyer relationship and supply chain performance. Particular attention will be paid to the performance of suppliers as it affect the visibility of the network. It will also assess the dichotomy of the information system on the internal coordination of the organization, market performance and supplier coordination.
FAW Group Corporation is a state-owned enterprise with publicly-traded subsidiaries: FAW Car Company (SZSE: 000800), Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile Co Ltd (SZSE: 000927) and Changchun FAWAY Automobile Components Co Ltd (SSE: 600742). A maker of automobiles, municipal and touring buses, custom bus chassis, mini-vehicles, light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, and auto parts, FAW became China's first automobile manufacturer when it unveiled China's first domestically-produced car, the Hong Qi, in 1958. FAW is the largest machinery corporation and the second largest auto manufacturer in China. FAW has its headquarters in Changchun, a tree-lined city on China s northeastern Songliao Plain.
Revision with unchanged content. Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) and a special form of it, the participation in the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP), are prospective key factors and qualifications that differentiate a successful from an average company. They represent the most important part of the human capital that gets more and more important and relevant for the economical success in times of the information society and numerous lean strategies . OCB or the participation in the CIP can not be influenced directly or even be demanded. The constructs organizational identification and organizational commitment are supposed to be the most important predictors for a strong OCB. Unfortunately, there are only less holistic approaches to systematically strengthen identification and commitment in an enterprise - a holistic approach based on long term considerations is necessary. Therefore, the aim of this paper is (a) the empirical proof of a positive connection between OCB respectively CIP efforts among employees and identification or rather commitment. (b) the development of a holistic consulting approach to increase the participation in the CIP. Via a quantitative survey in the shop floor level of an automobile manufacturer it was proved that mainly the affective and cognitive dimensions show positive correlations with the participation in the CIP.
During the interwar years, the footwear industry was confronted with similarly revolutionary changes and processes to those in the automobile industry which tend to be associated with the name of Henry Ford. Their major vehicle became the originally Czechoslovak enterprise of the Bata siblings, which, during the first decades of the twentieth century, grew into a gigantic concern with global reach. Seventeen researchers from Europe and North America trace the fascinating story of the Bata concern, a substantive chapter of which from the end of the 1920s became the establishment of company towns. From various perspectives, they focus their attention on this unique model of industrial organization which was discussed widely in its time and which in retrospect can be considered one of the true pinnacles of private capitalist urban planning in the first half of the twentieth century.
Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Information Management, grade: 2,0, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, language: English, abstract: In this paper 'Knowledge Management of Toyota', the first part will show what Knowledge Management is and why it is becoming so important. It talks about the different kinds of knowledge and the goals and hindrance of knowledge management. In the second part of this paper we look at more information about the enterprise Toyota. How it began, how they work and how they become one of the biggest automobile manufactures. In the end there will be taken a closer look at the knowledge management of Toyota, the company philosophy and the Toyota network.
There exist today a multitude of publications, journals, and articles, giving advice on how to start your own business or operate a successful enterprise. This journal is not one of them. The focus or mission statement of this publication is to identify and determine, through research, the elements that constitute: establishing, maintaining and developing a successful business operation, in such a depressed economic situation. To succeed we must be diligent to the messages and signs our weaken economy is trying to relate to us. Such signs as claims for unemployment insurance, length of time houses are on the market for sale, automobile sales, banks starting to give mortgages, and number of people flying at major airports are all indications that consumers are starting to gain confidence in the nations economy. All of these indicators require diligence and knowledge.
During the interwar years, the footwear industry was confronted with similarly revolutionary changes and processes to those in the automobile industry which tend to be associated with the name of Henry Ford. Their major vehicle became the originally Czechoslovak enterprise of the Ba&#357;a siblings, which, during the first decades of the twentieth century, grew into a gigantic concern with global reach. Seventeen researchers from Europe and North America trace the fascinating story of the Ba&#357;a concern, a substantive chapter of which from the end of the 1920s became the establishment of company towns. From various perspectives, they focus their attention on this unique model of industrial organization which was discussed widely in its time and which in retrospect can be considered one of the true pinnacles of private capitalist urban planning in the first half of the twentieth century.
In the booming early years of the 20th century, few entrepreneurs rivaled Carl Fisher (1874-1939) for sheer energy and imagination. Born in Indiana, he began as a bicycle racer and salesman, made his first fortune perfecting and marketing the automobile headlight, helped build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and headed promotion of the Indy 500, and was a moving force behind the development of the Lincoln and Dixie highways, America's first improved transcontinental roads. But all of these accomplishments were only prologue to his grandest adventure, as primary developer and promoter of Miami Beach. This definitive biography of Fisher, abundantly illustrated and written in an engaging style, captures the headiness of the period. Mark Foster traces Fisher's transformation of the South Florida landscape into a tourist's dream of golf, polo, deep sea fishing, and luxury hotels and his animation of that dream with bronzed lifeguards, bathing beauties flashing new swimsuit styles, and visiting dignitaries who generated a stream of tantalizing headlines. Foster also treats Fisher's troubles with labor and with Miami businessmen, his attempted development of Montauk on Long Island, New York, and the collapse of the entire Fisher enterprise in the wake of the 1926 hurricane and the great stock market crash of 1929. Throughout, he sets Fisher's insights, triumphs, loves, and shortcomings into the context of the early 20th century. This biography of a great corporate builder reveals the emergence of a new American way of life. The man whose genius for promotion turned a swampy spit of land into a luxurious urban locale also framed aspirations of leisure and entertainment for generations ofAmericans.