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Attractiveness and agglomeration of automotive industry in Morocco and Tunisia: A comparative analysis (In French)

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  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113)
  • Yannick LUNG (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113)

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The paper proposes a comparative analysis of the development of the automotive industry in Morocco and Tunisia. In its first part, it analyses the convergence in the forms of international integration, oriented towards a subcontracting towards European Union, which leads to competition and also complementarities between these two countries. The role of multinational firms and governmental policies is discussed. Location of these automotive activities is analyzed in Part 2 to evaluate the agglomeration factors and the limits of spatial concentration.

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Paper provided by Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée in its series Cahiers du GREThA with number 2008-20.

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Keywords: Automotive industry - European Union - Regional integration - Mediterranean Area - Multinational Firms - Morocco - Tunisia;

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