Industrial Upgrading Through Foreign Direct Investment in Central European Automotive Manufacturing
Petr Pavlínek, Boleslaw Domanski and Robert Guzik European Urban and Regional Studies 2009 16: 43 DOI: 10.1177/0969776408098932 The online version of this article can be found at: http://eur.sagepub.com/content/16/1/43
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European Urban and Regiona l Studies
INDUSTRIAL UPGRADING THROUGH FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING
# Petr Pavlínek,
University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Bolesław Domanski and Robert Guzik ´
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
This article draws on the global value-chain approach to investigate industrial upgrading in the automotive industry of four Central European (CE) countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. We review post-1990 production trends and the associated changes in the geography of automobile production in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) based on inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI).To evaluate industrial upgrading, we examine the changes in the international trade of CE countries with automotive products classified in three value-added classes between... [continues]
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