The multinational activities of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and American Motors are documented and analyzed. The study contains a compilation of data related to multinational operations; specifically it addresses research, development, engineering, production, marketing, and sales activities performed abroad. A preliminary assessment of the technology transfers within each U.S. multinational producer is provided. The study also examines the diffusion of production and sales operations abroad; the timing and location of these investments are shown consistent with the Product Life Cycle Theory of International Trade and Investment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-289 107. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E13, PB-289 105-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ronstadt (Robert C.) Associates, Incorporated

    Dover, MA  United States 

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ronstadt, R C
    • Casey, W
    • Jeannet, J P
    • Marthinsen, J
    • Whorf, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TSC/NHTSA-78-21-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1387-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2002 12:00AM