book, 102 pages, 8.5" x 11" (paper), 1993
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Defenders of Japanese investment in automobile production in the U.S. argue that it brings high-quality production systems to U.S. manufacturing and helps retrain the American workforce. Yet major design work and sophisticated parts production stay home in Japan, and production that does take place in the U.S. employs a young, largely nonunionized workforce offered a low level of benefits. The bottom line: "transplant" production is little better than importing cars.