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Research data: AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
2012 A review of trends in the global automotive manufacturing industry and implications for developing countries
This review explores the literature investigating recent global trends in the automotive manufacturing sector, particularly in developing co...Download this report
2012 Multinational strategies, local human capital, and global innovation networks in the automotive industry: case studies from Germany and South Africa
This paper focuses on the relationship between strategies of Northern and Southern firms, mostly multinational enterprises (MNEs), and human...
2011 Impact of networks, globalisation and their interaction with EU strategies (INGINEUS project): research papers on "fragmentation of GINs and capacity building in the automotive, ICT and agro-processing industries"
The methodological framework of this work package consisted of empirical inputs from the INGINEUS survey, desk research, and in-depth firm-l...
2011 Technological evolution in the South African and Argentine automotive manufacturing sectors: policy responses and results
The comparative review explores the means by which technological upgrading and innovation in the South African and Argentine automotive manu...