Management of the Automobile Industries in Japan and the U.S. in the Postwar Period

  • Akira Kawahara


The characteristics of the automobile industry should be discussed to clarify my viewpoint on the development of the industry in Japan and the United States after World War II. The automobile industry begins with investment and ends with investment. Chart 3 shows the operation cycle. It begins with capital investment for production facilities. Then, by moving through production, sales, and collection, it can achieve operation results, or net profit. This profit is then distributed into internal saving or to outside investors. With profit saved in the company and additional outside investment, the company reinvests and continues the operation cycle.


Capital Investment Automobile Industry Profit Margin Current Ratio Sales Volume 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Kawahara
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  1. 1.Minato-ku, TokyoJapan

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