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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Spatial agglomerations in the Polish automotive industry

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GWOSDZ K. ; MICEK G. ;

Abstract

The AA. attempt to shed light on the emergence of spatial agglomerations and clusters in the history of the Polish post-communist automotive sector. Two main questions are addressed : what types of agglomerations dominate in the Polish automotive industry? and to what extent do the existing Polish geographical concentrations resemble Porter’s clusters? The evidence is based on the AA’ database covering 955 plants involved in production for the automotive industry. Three ideal types of agglomeration present at this stage of the development of the industry are : a TNC-led satellite platform, a hub-and-spoke district and a specialised cluster. In general, the Polish case confirms that Porter-type cluster formation is a long evolutionary process. At present, the competitive advantages of Polish agglomerations include factor conditions, whereas the linkages, non-production competencies and institutional environment lag behind. - (BJ)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Przegląd geograficzny / ISSN 0033-2143 / CODEN PRGGAS

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1918)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 82, no2 [pp. 159-190]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7694

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