The coordination of competencies and knowledge: a critical issue for regional automotive systems

Type de publication:

Journal Article


Lung, Y.; Lung, Y.


International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Volume 1, Number 1, p.108-127 (2001)



The paper presents the GERPISA international network’s new research program (2000-2003) on the coordination of competences and knowledge in regional automotive systems. After defining a theoretical approach to the issue of coordination, the paper analyses the three main factors underlying the structural changes that are taking place in the auto industry: the emergence of new types of knowledge, globalization trends and the redefinition of social compromises. It then discusses the automotive systems’ reorganization: changes in the productive organization (modular production) and the increasingly immaterial nature of automotive activities (services). An agenda for future research is briefly outlined in the conclusion. © 2001 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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