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The Resource Faster, higher, farther : the Volkswagen scandal, Jack Ewing

Faster, higher, farther : the Volkswagen scandal, Jack Ewing

Label
Faster, higher, farther : the Volkswagen scandal
Title
Faster, higher, farther
Title remainder
the Volkswagen scandal
Statement of responsibility
Jack Ewing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A shocking exposé of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world's largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, with additional lawsuits still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy. He describes VW's rise from 'the people's car' during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being 'green.' He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that the corporate culture they fostered drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. Unable to build cars that could meet emissions standards in the United States honestly, engineers were left with no choice but to cheat. Volkswagen then compounded the fraud by spending millions marketing 'clean diesel, ' only to have the lie exposed by a handful of researchers on a shoestring budget, resulting in a guilty plea to criminal charges in a landmark Department of Justice case. Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs mentality prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud--with potentially devastating consequences."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ewing, Jack
Dewey number
338.7/6292220943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.G44
LC item number
E95 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Volkswagenwerk
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Corporations
  • Volkswagen automobiles
Label
Faster, higher, farther : the Volkswagen scandal, Jack Ewing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Road trip -- The grandson -- Renaissance -- The Scion -- Chief executive -- By all means necessary -- Enforcers -- Impossible doesn't exist -- Labor relations -- The cheat -- The Porsches and the Piechs -- Clean diesel -- Enforcers II -- On the road -- Exposure -- Piech's fall -- Confession -- Empire -- Aftermath -- Justice -- Punishment -- Faster, higher, farther
Control code
ocn962322375
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393254501
Lccn
2017012672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027283306
  • 40027275929
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)962322375
Label
Faster, higher, farther : the Volkswagen scandal, Jack Ewing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Road trip -- The grandson -- Renaissance -- The Scion -- Chief executive -- By all means necessary -- Enforcers -- Impossible doesn't exist -- Labor relations -- The cheat -- The Porsches and the Piechs -- Clean diesel -- Enforcers II -- On the road -- Exposure -- Piech's fall -- Confession -- Empire -- Aftermath -- Justice -- Punishment -- Faster, higher, farther
Control code
ocn962322375
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393254501
Lccn
2017012672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027283306
  • 40027275929
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)962322375

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