Arbeitspapier

Characteristics of the European automotive system: Is there a distinctive European approach?

The paper discusses pro and cons concerning the hypothesis of a distinctive European approach regarding its automotive system. Its aim is to develop an international comparison of the structural changes in the international automo-tive industry. A special focus is laid on the ways of coordinating competencies and knowledge. What are the differences that set the European industry apart from its North American and Japanese competitors in this regard? The paper discusses EU market characteristics and particularities of the European de-mand structures, the history of specific European approaches in the area of production systems and new forms of work and the recent changes of supplier relations since the 1990s. The analysis shows that the approach taken in the course of the restructuring of the supplier industry in Europe led to the devel-opment of specific capabilities related to cross company and interorganisational cooperation in the 1990s which partially explains the successful development of the European auto industry in recent time.

Sprache
Englisch

Erschienen in
Series: WZB Discussion Paper ; No. SP III 2003-301

Klassifikation
Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Thema
Kraftfahrzeugindustrie
Reorganisation
Lieferanten-Kunden-Beziehung
Unternehmenskooperation
EU-Staaten

Ereignis
Geistige Schöpfung
(wer)
Jürgens, Ulrich
Ereignis
Veröffentlichung
(wer)
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
(wo)
Berlin
(wann)
2003

Handle
Letzte Aktualisierung
12.07.2024, 13:22 MESZ

Objekttyp

  • Arbeitspapier

Beteiligte

  • Jürgens, Ulrich
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

Entstanden

  • 2003

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