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Pericentral\'s locations as innovation in auto-industry : a territorial management of change resistances (In French)


  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (e3i, IFReDE-GRES & GERPISA)


Since 30 years new automotive countries develop in immediate periphery of the large regional blocks as Spain, Mexico, Czech Republic or Turkey. The products assembled in these new spaces are usually very innovative and originate in pioneering process from the organisational point of view. The existence of such organisational innovations in periphery tallies badly with the traditional theories of the international specialization. It is on the other hand more comprehensible if we take the insurancial aspects of manufacturers’ territorial strategies into consideration. Those find in periphery the favourable terms to the radical organisational changes which, by attacking the professional statutes and by scrambling the institutional reference frame of the employees, would clash with the resistance of central factories workforce.

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  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (e3i, IFReDE-GRES & GERPISA), 2006. "Pericentral\'s locations as innovation in auto-industry : a territorial management of change resistances (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2006-01, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  • Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2006-01

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    1. Vincent Frigant & Damien Talbot, 2005. "Technological Determinism and Modularity: Lessons from a Comparison between Aircraft and Auto Industries in Europe," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(3), pages 337-355.
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    automotive industry; emerging countries; innovation; uncertainty; organisational change; strategy;

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    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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