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Author Gallagher, Kelly Sims.
Title China shifts gears : automakers, oil, pollution, and development / Kelly Sims Gallagher.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]
©2006

Series Urban and industrial environments.
Urban and industrial environments.
Subject Automobile industry and trade -- China.
Automobile industry and trade -- Environmental aspects -- China.
Automobile industry and trade -- Energy consumption -- China.
Description 1 online resource (x, 219 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-201) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The energy and environmental dimensions of cars in China -- Zoom, zoom, zoom : the auto industry and economic development -- Foreign technology in the development of China's automotive sector -- Beijing Jeep -- Shanghai GM -- Chang'An Ford -- Technology transfer, energy, and the environment -- Technology transfer, innovation, and economic development -- Limits to leapfrogging and how to overcome them : implications for policy, theory, and future research.
Summary Chinese production of automobiles rose from 42,000 cars per year in 1990 to 2.3 million in 2004; the number of passenger vehicles on the road doubled every two and a half years through the 1990s and continues to grow. In China Shifts Gears, Kelly Sims Gallagher identifies an unprecedented opportunity for China to "shift gears" and avoid the usual problems associated with the automobile industry -- including urban air pollution caused by tailpipe emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and high dependence on oil imports -- while spurring economic development. This transformation will only take place if the Chinese government plays a leadership role in building domestic technological capacity and pushing foreign automakers to transfer cleaner and more energy-efficient technologies to China. If every new car sold in China had the cleanest and most energy-efficient of the automotive technologies already available, urban air pollution could be minimized, emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases would be lower than projected, and the Chinese auto industry would continue to flourish and contribute to China's steady economic development. But so far, Gallagher finds, the opportunity to shift gears has been missed. Gallagher looks in detail at three U.S.-Chinese joint ventures: Beijing Jeep, Shanghai GM, and Chang'An Ford. These case studies are based on original research, including interviews with 90 government officials, industry representatives, and experts in both countries. Drawing from the case studies, Gallagher explores the larger issues of the environmental and economic effects of technology transfer in the automobile industry and the policy implications of "leapfrogging" to more advanced technology.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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ISBN 9780262273381 (electronic bk.)
0262273381 (electronic bk.)
026207270X
9780262072700
1423787196
9781423787198
026257232X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780262572323
OCLC # 70273069
Additional Format Print version: Gallagher, Kelly Sims. China shifts gears. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006 026207270X 026257232X (DLC) 2005058373 (OCoLC)62593842.