Automotive FDI in Emerging Europe: Shifting Locales in the Motor Vehicle Industry

Automotive FDI in Emerging Europe: Shifting Locales in the Motor Vehicle Industry

by A. J. Jacobs

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137407818
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

A. J. Jacobs is Associate Professor at East Carolina University’s Department of Sociology, USA. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, Belgium, andwith the Faculty of Business Administration at Hosei University, Japan. Jacobs has published more than 30 scholarly articles, chapters, and books on regional development issues in North America, Europe, and East Asia, focusing upon the automotive industry, including The ‘New Domestic’ Automakers in the U.S. and Canada: History, Impacts, and Prospects (2016).


New York, NY

Date of Birth:

March 20, 1968

Place of Birth:

New York, NY


Brown University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview.- 2. Two Blocs to One Market: The Shift East of Auto Production in Post-Socialist Europe.- 3.Foreign Passenger Car Plants in Post-Socialist Poland.- 4.Passenger Car Plants Before and After the Former East Germany.- 5.Foreign Carmakers in Post-Socialist Czechia.- 6.Foreign Automakers in Independent Slovakia.- 7.Foreign Car Plants in Post-Socialist Hungary.- 8.The Next Ring: The Emerging Southeast Europe Auto Zone.- 9.Conclusions and Future Auto FDI Prospects for CE and SEE Nations.

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“A meticulously researched history of the car industry in East-Central Europe up to the present.” (Petr Pavlinek, Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA)

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