Political pressure comes with aid package at GM

RP news wires, Noria Corporation

As the government assumes a majority stake in General Motors, a host of unprecedented issues now looms on the horizon. Professor Martin Zimmerman of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business warns about a new GM in which politicians, advocating on behalf of constituents, may well interfere with the automaker’s business decisions about purchasing, production and outsourcing. As the U.S. government enters the car business, says Zimmerman, its top priority should be to form an exit plan as quickly as possible. Zimmerman is the Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration at Ross.

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