Competence Recomposition in Global Automobile Production: Changing European and North American Auto MNC Global Strategies, Recursivity and the Home Economy

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Gary Herrigel


Gerpisa colloquium, Paris (2013)


Paradox: Localization logic acts as brake on loss of home employment
Produce where you sell also true of European market

But possibilities for segmentation are emerging
Low(er) wage production in supply chain
Eg Albstadt, Neckarsulm etc
Dilemma for Works Councils
Dilemma for Trade Unions
Non tariff firms
Provide jobs that would otherwise migrate to MCE

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