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Les Nouvelles Configurations De L'Espace Automobile Méditerranéen


  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN

    () (GREThA, UMR CNRS 5113, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV)

  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN

    () (GREThA, UMR CNRS 5113, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV)


Analyzing the multinational firms’ strategies (car and component makers), changes in automotive production and trade in the area, the paper discusses the hypothesis of the emergence of a fuzzy automobile space within the Mediterranean area. The Mediterranean automobile space cannot be described as an autonomous space, but as an intermediary level based on the European automobile system. The impact of the development of the automobile industry in CEEC – especially in Turkey – and on Northern Mediterranean countries, is analysed (Part 1) before studying the recent trends in the South, including the development of relationships within the Mediterranean area (Part 2).

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  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN & Jean-Bernard LAYAN, 2007. "Les Nouvelles Configurations De L'Espace Automobile Méditerranéen," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 25, pages 157-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:25:y:2007:p:157-176

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    1. Vincent FRIGANT & Martin ZUMPE, 2014. "The persistent heterogeneity of trade patterns: A comparison of four European Automotive Global Production Networks," Cahiers du GREThA 2014-24, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    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. Jesús F. Lampón & Santiago Lago-Peñas & Pablo Cabanelas, 2016. "Can the periphery achieve core? The case of the automobile components industry in Spain," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 95(3), pages 595-612, August.
    4. Frigant, Vincent & Zumpe, Martin, 2014. "Are automotive global production networks becoming more global? Comparison of regional and global integration processes based on auto parts trade data," MPRA Paper 55727, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Frigant, Vincent & Miollan, Stéphane, 2014. "The geographical restructuring of the European automobile industry in the 2000s," MPRA Paper 53509, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Vincent Frigant & Stéphane Miollan, 2014. "La restructuration de la géographie de l'industrie automobile en Europe dans les années 2000," Working Papers hal-00935325, HAL.
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    8. Lampón, Jesús F. & Lago-Peñas, Santiago, 2013. "Factors behind international relocation and changes in production geography in the European automobile components industry," MPRA Paper 45659, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
    • N87 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - Africa; Oceania
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa


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