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The international reorganisation of auto production

The international reorganisation of auto production

Amighini, Alessia and Gorgoni, Sara (2013) The international reorganisation of auto production. The World Economy, 37 (7). pp. 923-952. ISSN 0378-5920 (Print), 1467-9701 (Online) (doi:

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This paper analyzes the patterns of bilateral trade flows of auto components over the last decade by applying network analysis. Results show the rise of a number of emerging economies – in Asia and Central and Eastern Europe – as important parts suppliers, but their role is still largely peripheral. In fact, there was a strengthening of the World’s leading producers, with a more hierarchical Division of labor within their regions, especially in Europe. Regionalization of production declined in all of the groups of auto parts examined, with the exception of electrical parts, where a regional production network is emerging in Asia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, fragmentation, components trade, automotive sector, network analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
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