The Automotive Industry and European Integration: The Divergent Paths of Belgium and Spain
ISBN: 3030174301
EAN13: 9783030174309
Language: English
Pages: 452
Edition: 2019
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Automotive Industry and European Integration: The Divergent Paths of Belgium and Spain

Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover This book chronicles the divergent growth trends in car production in Belgium and Spain. It delves into how European integration, high wages, and the demise of GM and Ford led to plant closings in Belgium. Next, it investigates how lower wages and the expansion strategies of Western European automakers stimulated expansion in the Spanish auto industry. Finally, it offers three alternate scenarios regarding how further EU expansion and Brexit may potentially reshape the geographic footprint of European car production over the next ten years. In sum, this book utilizes history to help expand the knowledge of scholars and policymakers regarding how European integration and Brexit may impact future auto industry investment for all EU nations.