Own? Lease? Consultant calls concepts outdated

Kisiel, Ralph
January 2000
Automotive News;1/24/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5858, p33
Trade Publication
Features James Womack, president of the Lean Enterprise Institute. Womack's proposed business organization that provides mobility service without the problems associated with car ownership; Implications for the car industry.


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