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


  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (GREThA-GRES)
  • Yannick LUNG (GREThA-GRES)


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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  • Jean-Bernard LAYAN (GREThA-GRES) & Yannick LUNG (GREThA-GRES), 2008. "Attractiveness and agglomeration of automotive industry in Morocco and Tunisia: A comparative analysis (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2008-14, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  • Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2008-14

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    1. 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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    Automotive industry - European Union - Regional integration - Mediterranean Area - Multinational Firms - Morocco - Tunisia;

    JEL classification:

    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • N67 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Africa; Oceania
    • N87 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - Africa; Oceania

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