This volume takes a fresh look at a period in trucking history when power, weight and comfort increased dramatically. However, whilst this revolution was taking place, many manufacturers were struggling to keep pace with competitors, and by the end of the decade, many were being consigned to the history books.
Combining materials from Mercedes-Benz’s official archives with information collected from professionals involved with the marque, this book provides a unique, never before seen, perspective on how the brand developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world. With rare and previously unpublished photos of working trucks in action, this comprehensive book also features historical information, explanations of model codes, descriptions of models and variations from around the world, and shows some of the biggest, ‘baddest’ and most unusual Mercedes-Benz trucks from around the globe.
In typically hapless fashion, Turner jumps on his motorbike and sets out in search of adventure. Heading north, he aims his heavily laden Kawasaki towards the massive Øresund bridge, and passes from Copenhagen into Sweden, then onto the majestic waterfalls of Norway. Turner then determines to visit St. Petersburg, a mere 1700km east, before heading back home to London, via most of Poland and a good deal of Germany.
Professor Alan Rugman is one of the world's leading academics in the field of international business and strategy. In The End of Globalization he argues that we are currently witnessing the end of globalization and draws on new research and analysis to argue that globalization never really happened anyway. Like Bartlett and Ghoshal's Managing Across Borders, this book is aimed at the market of practitioners and policy-makers, (not academics and theoreticians) showing them what the current state of the global economy means for them. Global business is dominated by the 500 largest multinational enterprises (MNEs) out of a total of 30,000 MNEs altogether. The 500 MNEs that are the engines of international business 'think regional and act local'. Using analysis drawn from world-leading companies, Professor Rugman looks in detail at the managerial implications of the end of globalization, including in-depth discussion of corporate strategies, organizational structures, and analytical methods.
Retells the stories, revisits the settings and reveals the characters involved in what have been some of the most thrilling and iconic motor races between 1935 and 2011. Featuring such greats as Tazio Nuvolari, Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, and James Hunt, to name just a few, the book also includes fan photos and memorabilia collected during the era, and personal experiences of many of these great events.
The British system of dealing with drug addiction is notable for its flexibility and its capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. Because of this it has attracted considerable international interest, although it is rarely fully understood or accurately represented. Presenting a comprehensive account of the development of policies and treatments, Heroin Addiction brings together the perspectives of policy makers, practitioners and social commentators. The book contributes to a proper understanding of how policy and practice has evolved so that lessons for future policy and practice may be identified. Volume II of Heroin Addiction charts the development and use of treatment and policy responses in the UK, highlighting the limitations of these approaches as well as their achievements. It is a unique source of reference for students, researchers, healthcare professionals and drug agencies both in the UK and overseas.
The Decline and Revival of British Industry Since the Second World War
Author: Geoffrey Owen
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
That Britain's industry has been in decline for 50 years is hardly disputed, yet the causes of this slide are still hotly contested. Some have attributed it to poor management, over-weening trades unions and incompetent government; others have aimed their fire at the financial markets, or deficiencies in education and training. Opinion is equally divided on the long-term value to Britain of the Thatcher era, which changed the face of the British industrial base. Through an engaging, accessible analysis of British industry since 1945, Geoffrey Owen argues that since the late 70s British industry has underdgone a painful but necessary transformation, which has rapidly modernized the UK economy. He analyses the interaction between individual firms, industries and countries, demonstrating the influence of national institutions and policies on which types of industry are likely to succeed.