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The automotive industry, developments in China and implications for Latin America


  • Kamiya, Marco
  • Ramirez, Cesar


Due to its dimensions and global scope the automotive industry is often a subject of debate when investment promotion policies, insertion strategies for productive chains, and mechanisms of technology transfer are being discussed. The automotive industry combines three important elements: (i) it is leading the globalization of production (e-commerce, subcontracting, and commercialization), (ii) the production of vehicles in China and East Asia is vitalizing the market and provoking changes in strategies, and (iii) the division between original producers and suppliers is consolidating the number of producers but increasing the number of subcontractors. These new trends, which include productive globalization, China and new production chains, make necessary the formulation of a production strategy by private businesses and appropriate promotion by governments.

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  • Kamiya, Marco & Ramirez, Cesar, 2004. "The automotive industry, developments in China and implications for Latin America," MPRA Paper 14328, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14328

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    1. Shahid Yusuf & M. Anjum Altaf & Kaoru Nabeshima, 2004. "Global Production Networking and Technological Change in East Asia," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 14918, April.
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    China; Latin America; Peru; Automotive Industry; Car Industry; Production Networks;

    JEL classification:

    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance


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