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The fuzzy outline of the Mediterranean automotive space (In French)


  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (E3i-IFReDE-GRES)
  • Yannick LUNG (E3i-IFReDE-GRES)


The paper analyses the evolution of the automotive industry in the Mediterranean area during the last years. First part focuses on the impacts for this region of the geographical changes of the European automotive systems associated to location of multinational automotive firms in CEEC. This leads to difficulties for the automobile countries of the western part of the Mediterranean Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal) on one side, and to a huge growth of the auto industry at the east, in Turkey, on the other. Part 2 studies the changes in North African countries before to discuss the hypothesis of an emerging Mediterranean automotive space.

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  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (E3i-IFReDE-GRES) & Yannick LUNG (E3i-IFReDE-GRES), 2006. "The fuzzy outline of the Mediterranean automotive space (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2006-22, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  • Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2006-22

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    1. Yannick Lung, 2004. "The changing geography of the European automobile system," International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(2/3), pages 137-165.
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    3. Yannick Lung, 2002. "Introduction," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(4), pages 737-741, December.
    4. Antje Burmeister & Yannick Lung, 2004. "Proximité, circulation et organisation des processus productifs," Post-Print hal-00246779, HAL.
    5. Bernard Jullien & Vincent Frigant & Yannick Lung, 2005. "L'industrie automobile française : une vigueur renouvelée," Post-Print hal-00293990, HAL.
    6. Vincent Frigant & Bernard Jullien & Yannick Lung, 2006. "L'industrie automobile française : une vigueur renouvelée," Post-Print hal-00157698, HAL.
    7. Vincent Frigant, 2006. "Les liens entre production modulaire et fragmentation internationale des processus productifs," Post-Print hal-00157664, HAL.
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    : Automotive industry - CEEC - European Union - Regional integration - Mediterranean Area - Multinational Firms - Internationalisation - Maghrebi - North Africa - Turkey;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • 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

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