China shifts gears : automakers, oil, pollution, and development / Kelly Sims Gallagher.Material type: BookSeries: Urban and industrial environments. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2006Description: x, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 026257232X; 9780262572323.Subject(s): Automobile industry and trade -- Energy consumption -- China | Automobile industry and trade -- Environmental aspects -- China | Automobile industry and trade -- ChinaDDC classification:
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -201) and index
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
The author 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 dependenceon oil imports - while spurring economic development.