• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

GlobalizationHonda puts cost-effective plants in areas that best meet the needs of local customers. They call this strategy "glocalization", w

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

History Honda Motor Company is a leading manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles in the world. Honda not only produces automobiles and motorcycles, it also produces power equipment such as lawn mowers, ATVs and portable generators. With many facilities throughout the world, Honda's headquarters is in Tokyo, Japan. The founder of Honda, Soichiro Honda, was truly a man before his time. He was a mechanical engineer who was very devoted to automobile racing and motorcycles. Honda was very successful in the motor industry. He made piston rings and sold them to Toyota. Everyone knew that Honda knew what he was doing, even before he made it big. In 1948, Honda founded Honda Motor Company and made motorcycles. With Honda in charge of the company, he was able to double the horsepower of the conventional four-stroke engine. This put them ahead of everyone else for about 20 years. No one could touch them. In 1959, Honda Motor Company was established to sell motorcycles in America. During the 1960s, the company branched out and began producing its first automobiles and trucks. In 1972, Honda introduced the Honda Civic and began claiming the automobile world. ...read more.

Middle

Community Honda wants to give power to the people to create a more important society for generations to come through activities for young people focused on the environment, creativity, as well as educational and cultural exchanges. They sponsor educational programs with hands-on learning. Honda recognizes that experience, sensation and discovery lead to learning, and by supporting programs that stimulate curiosity and help develop human potential, which puts them one step further. They are working to give future generations the power to realize their dreams. Honda supports activities that are best for the local community, such as open houses, factory tours and public events, as well as activities to beautify the environment of its facilities in order to uphold a friendly coexistence with the community and the natural environment. Overseas environmental conservation activities include involvement with the Joyful Forest Project, involving employee and retiree volunteers. In North America, they are supporting Little League Baseball's Urban Initiative and Eagle Rock School with its fresh educational approach, and they also contribute too many other educational programs and charities. Honda also supports various localized educational and environmental activities, as well as independent regional initiatives adapted to each area in Europe and Asia. ...read more.

Conclusion

government, represents the first of their efforts. These vehicles were delivered to the governments of Los Angeles and Japan in 2002. Honda's goal is to continue to pursue environmental conservation in all its corporate activities. In the end, the greatest payoff will come in the form of new and innovative products for their customers. Conclusion Honda will continue to develop leading-edge technology to improve the standard of living for every Honda owner in the world. Keeping in contact with their customers and the changing needs of the world, they will better understand the problems and expectations of society and the world. They think it is important to understand what impacts companies have on the world's environment, society, and economy and to act based on this understanding. To share joys with a greater number of customers, they will search for ways to enable the development of society in harmony with the environment. Hondas mission is to improve the lives of their customers and the communities in which they live, work and play. They will continue to develop and build products in local markets around the world to create value for their customers. Hondas direction for the 21st century is to provide a balance of fun for the customer and a sense of responsibility for society and the environment. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition essays

  1. The issue of globalization has been an ongoing process that raised many questions in ...

    In his theory, Rostow's focus is on the nation-state. He emphasizes the importance of capital accumulation and believes it is the engine of all change. When capital accumulation is missing, it must be replaced by foreign aid. From a modernized perspective, Rostow states that economic growth is automatic without political restrictions.

  2. International Ecotourism Management: Using Australia and Africa as Case Studies.

    Tourism is quite sensitive to political and economic upheaval. Political turmoil and civil wars in some African countries have frightened away tourists, damaged tourism and park management structures and degraded the natural resource base. A classic example is the negative impact on gorilla tourism from the Rwandan civil wars of the early 1990s.

  1. Outline the ways Manchester has attempted to regenerate its CBD and inner city areas.

    New apartment blocks have been created to provide housing for temporary and long term accommodation. This increases the population in the centre of Manchester by thousands and attracts a range of people for a range of reasons. Lowry Centre is a more recent development project; it is a huge modern complex of theatre, exhibition space and 'Virtual Reality' Science Centre.

  2. TOURISM'S THREE MAIN IMPACT AREAS

    Air pollution and noise Transport by air, road, and rail is continuously increasing in response to the rising number of tourists and their greater mobility. To give an indication, the ICAO reported that the number of international air passengers worldwide rose from 88 million in 1972 to 344 million in 1994.

  1. Examine the ways in which the unique indigenous lifestyles found in wilderness areas are ...

    Known areas of walrus concentration such as those in Rugor's Bay and the isle of Arykamchechen have become tourism destinations. Sightseeing groups ride on motorboats to walruses' breeding grounds. Visitor arrivals have caused stress among the walruses, causing a decline in their population.

  2. Tourism and the Environment

    a country - wide audit of eco-tourism resources and products * Conducting the requisite environmental impact assessment studies * Formulating appropriate policies and guidelines on:- (a) Land Tenure; (b) Types of development to be allowed; (c) Revenue sharing; and (d)

  1. Development of the leisure and recreation industry

    Improved Mobility Since the 1970's mobility has increased, this is as a result of the improved transport systems and mass production of private vehicles. The transport systems can range from Trains through to aeroplanes. All modes of transport have become slightly more affordable in relation to earnings and new technology allows them to more comfortable and appealing.

  2. Advise the UK government on which primary energy resources would be best to develop ...

    However this still remains to be a controversial strategy as some say that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is in its infancy and does not work yet. Nuclear Power Nuclear power is the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity ? it provides about 20% of

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work