Book about GM’s closure in Janesville wins best business book award

Book about GM’s closure in Janesville wins best business book award

A book about the impact of the closing of the General Motor’s plant in Janesville was named this year’s Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.

“Janesville” by Amy Goldstein was awarded the prize at a ceremony in New York on Monday.

The book looks at the consequences of General Motors’ decision to close an assembly plant in Janesville in 2008, according to the Financial Times . It also traces the workers and their families, local politicians, unions and companies in the region.

“The judges praised the book’s humanity and its relevance for a time when many companies are facing difficult decisions about how to automate and restructure,” the Financial Times article said.

News 3 talked with Goldstein about the book in April on Live at Four.

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