Absentee Entrepreneurship and the Dynamics of the Motor Vehicle Industry in Argentina
The development of the motor vechicle industry in Argentina is an important example of how national and international forces interact within a specific industry, at a particular locale, and within a state system. This comprehensive volume is a detailed examination of the dynamics of this industry against the background of development and underdevelopment in Argentina, changes in world industry, and the changing relation of Argentina to the world economy. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the author explores the internal economic evolution and geography of the industry through various phases, such as importing, assembling, and manufacturing, and analyzes the processes of change in organizational structure, production, and trade.
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ADEFA affiliates in Argentina auto affiliates auto enterprises auto producers auto subsidiaries auto TNCs auto workers automotive exports automotive industry automotive manufacturing automotive production Brazil Buenos Aires changes chapter Chile commercial vehicles competitive components concentration Cordoba costs countries decline demand devaluation domestic market dynamic economic El Palomar employment engine equipment exchange rate expansion Fiat finished vehicles Ford foreign capital foreign direct investment foreign-exchange global growth Ibid import content import substitution imports of vehicle increased indigenous innovations inputs integration intermediate intrafirm Jenkins labor force Latin America Mercedes Benz million motor vehicle MVI in Argentina oligopolistic operations overall passenger cars percent performance Peronist Peronist government peso Peugeot profits promotion regional relative Renault restructuring Saab-Scania sector SEVEL share Siam di Tella sourcing Sourrouille 1980 strategy suppliers tariff trade units Uruguay vehicle exports vehicle producers Volkswagen wages