Network core-periphery model in the EU automotive manufacturing: properties and specifics




Visegrad countries, automotive manufacturing, firm-level integration, New Economic Geography, Global Production Networks, trade in intermediates, node centrality, factor prices


The article dwells on the study of network ‘core-periphery’ production structure as a firm pattern of EU automotive manufacturing. The Visegrad countries integration into the sector of EU economy is dissected with multiscalar approach. The first section of the paper deals with the complex analysis of geographical, structural, and topological foundations of the network ‘core-periphery’ model. In the second section the quantitative assessments are elaborated to demonstrate the relevant properties of the EU automotive core-periphery pattern. As a result, two of four empirical hypotheses have been proved. It has also been suggested that EU automotive core-periphery dynamics follows the introduced ‘factor price equalization cycle’. The results obtained allow for the further forecasting of the European network core-periphery model evolution. The insufficiency of regional-level data is a limitation of the study conducted.


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Vasilchenko, A. D. (2022). Network core-periphery model in the EU automotive manufacturing: properties and specifics. JOURNAL OF REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS, 3(2), 42.