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L'impact de la production modulaire sur l'approfondissement de la Division Internationale des Processus Productifs (DIPP)

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The development of the modular production suggests to reconsider the issue of the international production process fragmentation. In this article, we examine the mechanisms who consider that modularity is a key determinant of the fragmentation of production and, thus, a key determinant of increasing trade of intermediate goods. We consider the two forms of modularity analyzed in the literature: the pure modularity and the CoPS (Complex Product Sytems). We show that in the pure modular industries, the centrifugal forces are dominant. So, the fragmentation can sharply increase. In the non-pure modular industries, the centripetal forces are dominant and the fragmentation is a more complex process. Some segments of production can be delocalized; others imply a close geographical proximity.

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  • Vincent Frigant, 2007. "L'impact de la production modulaire sur l'approfondissement de la Division Internationale des Processus Productifs (DIPP)," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 117(6), pages 937-961.
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    1. Christophe Massot, 2011. "Conflit politique et santé de l'organisation," Post-Print halshs-00622161, HAL.
    2. Frigant, Vincent & Layan, Jean-Bernard, 2009. "Géographie d’une industrie automobile modulaire : le cas des équipementiers français en Europe de l’Est," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Editions NecPlus, vol. 2009(04), pages 711-737, December.
    3. Maris CORIS (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113) & Vincent FRIGANT (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113) & Jean-Bernard LAYAN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113) & Damien TALBOT (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113), 2009. "Spatial dynamics of firms (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2009-20, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
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    5. Vincent FRIGANT (GREThA, UMR CNRS 5113) & Jean-Bernard LAYAN (GREThA, UMR CNRS 5113), 2010. "A comparative analysis of automobile parts trade exchange between France and Germany: crossing international economics and industrial dynamics (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2010-17, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
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