欧州自動車産業の生産ネットワークの形成と進化 Industrial Upgrading and Changing Roles of the Peripheries : Evolution of the Car Production Networks in the European Automobile Industry
The aim of this paper is to analyze and discuss the structural change of the Car Production Networks in the European Automobile Industry. In accordance with Enlargement of the European Union, the transformation of the Car Production Networks in the European Automobile Industry has been changed dramatically. Many automobile factories in the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) emerge as multinational companies' bases which play some important roles in the networks. Restructuring of the CEECs automobile industry has evolved around the integration to the European - wide area networks and it appears a movement to reform the old regional division of labor between “core center” and “peripheral areas”. As for the transformation of new production networks in European automobile system where the regional integration dynamics eternally works, we should understand that the industrial upgrading and changing roles of the peripheries are now in progress, and that it is the continuous process to build up more appropriate structure in division of labor and to reshuffle the comparative advantages in its system.
産業学会研究年報 2012(27), 111-124, 2012