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Video: Michael Dunne on General Motors in China
Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads, talks about General Motors' successful efforts to build its China business and about the current state of Chinese auto market.
Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads (Wiley, 2011) has been involved in the auto industry in Asia and especially China since 1990, when he earned an MBA and an MA in Chinese history at the University of Michigan. He was a managing director at JD Power, known for its automobile quality assessments and was president of General Motors Indonesia for two years. Dunne now heads ZoZo Go, a research consultancy specializing in the Chinese and American auto markets. In this talk, Dunne focuses on General Motors in China, 1989-2019, and then talks about changes in the global auto industry, changes within China, and the increasing investment of Chinese auto firms in the United States.
Dunne spoke to US-China Today in 2017.
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About the Lecture Series
This is a part of a lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus, co-organized by the USC East Asian Library and USC US-China Institute. The series is intended to showcase USC archival collections related to Shanghai and Shanghainese diaspora. All are welcome. Light refreshments provided.
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