Tagged: General Motors

Rehabbing GM’s reputation

Slipping into bankruptcy reorganization at Uncle Sam’s financial gunpoint, GM has a serious reputation problem to overcome.  College of Communcation public relations Professor Peter Morrissey, an expert on reputation management (helped J&J on the Tylenol case) thinks GM is capable of regaining its “fierce customer loyalty” that made it the world’s leading automaker. Contact Peter […]

GM files for bankruptcy

It’s official:  Industy icon General Motors has filed for bankruptcy (as Chrysler prepares to emerge from it).  Former Ford Motors executive Louis Lataif, now dean of the BU School of Management, can put the upheavals into context. Contact Louis Lataif, 617-353-2668, lelataif@bu.edu

GM approaches bankruptcy

With bondholder interest too low, GM won’t proceed with the repurchasing of some $27 billiion of notes it sought, meaning it is on the brink of bankruptcy — which should come next week with the U.S. government winding up owning 70 percent of the automaker.  School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, a former Ford senior executive, […]

Bankruptcy for GM?

Speculation is rampant that the U.S. government will force General Moters into bankruptcy as early as next week.  This comes as the Obama administration plans to lift Chrysler out of bankruptcy, also as soon as next week.  School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, a former Ford senior executive, can offer a big-picture perspective on the […]

Report: GM to build more cars overseas

Despite billions of taxpayer dollars poured into it to help revive the US economy, GM plans to add many of its new automaking jobs overseas under its restructuring. The Washington Post reports that the GM plan looks to double the number of cars it sells in the US that will be built Mexico, China, and South Korea.  School […]