HIROSHIMA, Japan — To the surprise of many inside and outside Japan, Mazda Motor Corp. is struggling with management problems — and the difficulties have relegated Mazda, once known for its innovative and sometimes trend-setting powertrains, to playing a catch-up role in new-technology powertrain development. Although there has been the appearance of a smooth ride since Ford Motor Co.'s May, 1996, acquisition of a controlling 33.4% stake in Mazda, some believe Ford does not (or will not) ...

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