Europe’s Automotive Industry on the Move

Competitiveness in a Changing World

  • Oliver Heneric
  • Georg Licht
  • Wolfgang Sofka

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Oliver Heneric, Wolfgang Sofka
    Pages 1-4
  3. Oliver Heneric, Georg Licht, Stefam Lutz, Waltraud Urban
    Pages 5-44
  4. Georg Licht, Wolfgang Sofka, Waltraud Urban
    Pages 45-101
  5. Thomas Cleff, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp, Waltraud Urban
    Pages 103-155
  6. Thomas Cleff, Oliver Heneric, Alfred Spielkamp
    Pages 157-190
  7. Oliver Heneric, Georg Licht, Wolfgang Sofka
    Pages 191-205
  8. Oliver Heneric, Georg Licht, Wolfgang Sofka
    Pages 207-208
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-275

About this book


The automotive industry is a major pillar of the modern global economy and one of Europe’s key industries. There can hardly be any doubt about the important role of this sector as an engine for employment, growth and innovation in Europe, and there are crucial challenges and opportunities ahead. The authors shed light on a broad range of issues – globalisation and restructuring, trade and foreign direct investment, innovation, regulation, and industry policy – and put a special focus on the new member states. While change may be inevitable, progress is not. This book shall serve as a map to all stakeholders: business executives and policy makers, investors and scholars.


Automotive Management Change automotive industry business competitiveness innovation management regulation stakeholder

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver Heneric
    • 1
  • Georg Licht
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Sofka
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany

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