Engaging the industry: innovation in South Africa's motor manufacturing sector

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Gastrow
KEYWORDS: AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, INNOVATION
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-/engaging-the-industry
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6623
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3992

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Abstract

Automotive manufacturing is South Africa's largest manufacturing sector and contributes substantially to our GDP and exports. Since 1995 the sector has been integrated into global value chains, and has had to become more productive, more competitive, and more technologically intensive. MICHAEL GASTROW studies the factors that determine competitiveness in this sector.