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The Automotive Industry and European Integration

The Divergent Paths of Belgium and Spain

Authors: Jacobs, A. J.

  • Offer a comprehensive historical and country-specific comparison of the divergent development trajectories of two Western European nations
  • Presents historically fact-based case studies of the historical development of the auto industry in these countries and analysis of their more recent growth paths
  • Explains the effect that Brexit and further expansion of the EU could have on future trends
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About this book

This book chronicles the divergent growth trends in car production in Belgium and Spain. It delves into how European integration, high wages, and the demise of GM and Ford led to plant closings in Belgium.  Next, it investigates how lower wages and the expansion strategies of Western European automakers stimulated expansion in the Spanish auto industry. Finally, it offers three alternate scenarios regarding how further EU expansion and Brexit may potentially reshape the geographic footprint of European car production over the next ten years. In sum, this book utilizes history to help expand the knowledge of scholars and policymakers regarding how European integration and Brexit may impact future auto industry investment for all EU nations.

About the authors

A.J. Jacobs is in the Department of Sociology at East Carolina University, USA. He is author of Automotive FDI in Emerging Europe and The ‘New Domestic’ Automakers in the U.S. and Canada.

Reviews

“A rich study of car production declining in Belgium and rising in Spain, this book is useful for understanding broader issues about the free movement of capital, goods and labor vexing an expanded European Union now facing contraction.” (Ryan James Tutak, President, Avto Corp.)

 

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17431-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: August 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17430-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Automotive Industry and European Integration
Book Subtitle
The Divergent Paths of Belgium and Spain
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) under, exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17431-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17431-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17430-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 449
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