'THE U.S. MUST DO AS GM HAS DONE' After years of struggle, CEO Roger Smith thinks the billions he has sunk into modernizing General Motors are finally paying off. But, he allows, he would have done one thing differently

Leinster, Colin; Smith, Roger; Woods, Wilton
February 1989
Fortune;2/13/1989, Vol. 119 Issue 4, p70
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