New Frontiers of the Automobile Industry

Exploring Geographies, Technology, and Institutional Challenges

  • Alex Covarrubias V.
  • Sigfrido M. Ramírez Perez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Alex Covarrubias V., Sigfrido M. Ramírez Perez
    Pages 1-38
  3. Developed Countries: Old Geographies and New Frontiers

  4. Making It to the Top: Failing from the Top

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Stephen Clibborn, Russell D. Lansbury, Chris F. Wright
      Pages 255-276
  5. Emergent Countries: New Geographies Struggling for Trespassing Frontiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Roberto Marx, Adriana Marotti de Mello, Felipe Ferreira de Lara
      Pages 349-375
    3. Robert Guzik, Bolesław Domański, Krzysztof Gwosdz
      Pages 377-397
  6. Institutional Constraints on Upgrading: The Case of Vocational Education and Training Systems

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. Alex Covarrubias V., Sigfrido M. Ramírez Perez
      Pages 455-494
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 495-504

About this book


Analysing developments in digital technologies and institutional changes, this book provides an overview of the current frenetic state of transformation within the global automobile industry. An ongoing transition brought about by the relocation of marketing, design and production centres to emerging economies, and experimentation with new mobility systems such as electrical, autonomous vehicles, this process poses the question as to how original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and newcomers can remain competitive and ensure sustainability. With contributions from specialists in the automobile sector, this collection examines the shifts in power and geographical location occurring in the industry, and outlines the key role that public policy has in generating innovation in entrepreneurial states. Offering useful insights into the challenges facing emerging economies in their attempts to grow within the automobile industry, this book will provide valuable reading for those researching internationalization and emerging markets, business strategy and more specifically, the automotive industry.


Automobile industry transition Emergent countries Mature economies digital technologies OEM and new players Labour relations Labor relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex Covarrubias V.
    • 1
  • Sigfrido M. Ramírez Perez
    • 2
  1. 1.College of SonoraHermosilloMexico
  2. 2.Max Planck InstituteFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18880-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18881-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1185
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1193
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