Introduction: Changing Geographies and Frontiers of the Automotive Industry

  • Alex Covarrubias V.Email author
  • Sigfrido M. Ramírez Perez
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets book series (PSIEM)


The automotive industry (AI) shaped the industrial contours of the global economy in the twentieth century and continues to be a key player in the current vast socio-technical transition spurred by the digital revolution and the search for new mobility systems. While these processes evolve, there is a growing expectation that electrical and autonomous vehicles along with business and labor models based on online platforms and interconnected systems will come to transform the whole AI as we know it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Covarrubias V.
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sigfrido M. Ramírez Perez
    • 2
  1. 1.College of SonoraHermosilloMexico
  2. 2.Max Planck InstituteFrankfurt am MainGermany

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