Publications

GVC: Automotive & Transportation

The Prospects for Mexico in the North American Automotive Industry: A Global Value Chain Perspective

2010   |    Timothy Sturgeon, Gary Gereffi, Kimberly B. Rogers, Karina Fernandez-Stark

Timothy Sturgeon, Gary Gereffi, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Karina Fernandez-Stark No. 42 (March): 11-22.

The North American Automotive Value Chain: Canada's Role and Prospects

2009   |    Timothy Sturgeon, Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Gary Gereffi

This paper deals with the North American automotive value chain and analyzes the prospects for Canadian automotive sector upgrading. Canada continues to have marginally lower operating costs than the USA and a strong industrial culture that attracts inves

International Journal of Technological Learning, Trade and Development Sturgeon, T.J., Van Biesebroeck, J. and Gereffi, G. (2009) ‘The North American automotive value chain: Canada’s role and prospects’, Int. J. Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2, pp.25–52.  View Article

Globalisation of the Automotive Industry: Main Features and Trends

2009   |    Timothy Sturgeon, Olga Memedovic, Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Gary Gereffi

This paper lays out the main features of the global automotive industry and identifies several important trends.

International Journal Technological Learning, Innovation and Development Vol 2, No 1/2, p. 7-24  View PDF

Value Chains, Networks and Clusters: Reframing the Global Automotive Industry

2008   |    Timothy Sturgeon, Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Gary Gereffi

In this article the global value chain (GVC) approach is used to analyze recent trends in the global automotive industry, with special attention paid to the case of North America. Three elements of the GVC framework are used – firm level chain governance,

Journal of Economic Geography 8, pp. 297-321  View Article

Prospects for Canada in the NAFTA Automotive Industry: A Global Value Chain Analysis

2007   |    Timothy Sturgeon, Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Gary Gereffi

This paper examines trends in the North American automotive industry, and asks if Canada's historical comparative advantage in the industry is sustainable. The report was prepared for Industry Canada.

Report prepared for Industry Canada   View PDF