He didn't think that the world's largest automaker needed an in-house engineering capability. There were several other examples of Roger Smith's buffoonery. The viewing audience would have been better served had Mr. There were several items in this film that were either staged or flat-out false (people who never worked for GM getting evicted, Pres. The process is called business-to-consumer (B2C) online shopping.When a business buys from another business it is called business-to-business (B2B) online shopping.Once a particular product has been found on the website of the seller, most online retailers use shopping cart software to allow the consumer to accumulate multiple items and to adjust quantities, like filling a physical shopping cart or basket in a conventional store.A "checkout" process follows (continuing the physical-store analogy) in which payment and delivery information is collected, if necessary.
Roger Smith became Chairman and CEO of GM in January, 1981. Among some of the things he proposed was the elimination of GM's engineering division (pink slipping everyone). Between 20 it grew by 31 % at current prices, which represents an average growth of 3 % per year — see Figure 1, left scale.In the years 2006-2008 an annual growth of 5 % was registered followed by a slight decrease (0.3 %) between 20, as the global financial and economic crisis unfolded.The evolution of the volume of transport and postal services is depicted in Figure 1.For air transport services a high general volatility can be observed, while land transport services clearly reflect the economic crisis of 2008.