Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Global Production Sharing in the Australian Automotive Trade

Contents:

Author Info

  • Kishor Sharma
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper contributes to the literature on global production sharing by investigating the experience of the Australian automotive industry, which has experienced significant structural change following trade liberalisation. Our analysis indicates that the globalisation of the world economy, together with developments in transport and communication, has significantly increased the importance of the global production network in the Australian automotive industry, leading to a substantial rise in value-added share of foreign inputs in its exports, which had reached about 80% by 2011. While foreign technology embodied in imported inputs may have made the industry more competitive, lacklustre production and exports performance, especially during the decade to 2010, suggests that the flow-on effects are weaker. Nonetheless, some welfare gains through improvements in the motor vehicle affordability index were observed. These findings raise important policy questions for ongoing industry assistance, including research and development support.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.world-economics-journal.com/Contents/ArticleOverview.aspx?ID=537
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by World Economics, Economic & Financial Publishing, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE in its journal World Economics Journal.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 61-78

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:wej:wldecn:537

    Contact details of provider:

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wej:wldecn:537. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ed Jones).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.