Challenges Between Competition and Collaboration

The Future of the European Manufacturing Industry

  • Peter Sachsenmeier
  • Martin Schottenloher
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter Sachsenmeier, Martin Schottenloher
      Pages 1-8
  3. President’s Introduction: From Idea to Implementation

  4. Plenary Presentations

  5. Discussion Forums

  6. Invited Contributions

  7. Ewf Information

    1. Herbert Köpplinger, Franz Obinger, Peter Sachsenmeier, Sabine Schindler, Martin Schottenloher
      Pages 303-304
    2. Jürg A. Masson
      Pages 305-306
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-326

About these proceedings


European manufacturing industries are changing fast. Amid the pressures of globalisation, emerging markets and shifting geographical patterns of consumption and production, competition and collaboration need to be redefined. The book contains roadmaps for survival in the emerging global competitive arena by and for practitioners, as well as concrete examples and theoretical studies across industries. New forms of cooperation are analysed which combine intensive collaboration with high competition in networks of excellence among suppliers, manufacturers and customers. The success factors for such industrial networks are described in detail, as well as their benefits and potential risks. In a multidisciplinary approach, the book draws on parallels from other fields and disciplines in order to explore the many facets of competition and collaboration.  


Automative Industry Business Business Networks Change European Manufacturing Industries Inter-company Cooperation Manufacturing Manufacturing Industries Strategic Alliances production productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Sachsenmeier
    • 1
  • Martin Schottenloher
    • 2
  1. 1.IMAG Information Management AGSchaffhausenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07278-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05195-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site