Shifts in manufacturing: an illustrative study on passenger car production location.

E.J. de Bruijn, H.J. Steenhuis

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This paper examines to what extent the international transfer of production activities is real or generalisable by analysing the location shifts in passenger car manufacturing since 1997. The findings illustrate that there is no conclusive evidence that passenger car manufacturing is relocated from high labour cost towards low labour cost countries.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)77-97
Number of pages21
JournalInternational journal of manufacturing technology and management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • METIS-243098
  • Internationalisation
  • passenger car production
  • location overseas
  • automotive manufacturing
  • automobile industry
  • production transfer
  • production patterns
  • production location
  • low labour costs
  • vehicle production
  • IR-73383
  • International manufacturing

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