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Title: Integration of Turkish And Polish component suppliers to global auto-production networks : investigating inter-firm relations and innovation in Bursa and upper Silesia
Author: Ozatagan, Guldem
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 6597
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2009
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Theoretically grounded on the Global Value Chain literature, this thesis aims to examine the role of lead firm strategies on the ways in which firms and production nodes in the periphery are integrated in global production networks and transformed. To this end it directs attention to two automotive production nodes integrated in the European automotive system: Bursa in Turkey and Upper Silesia in Poland. Specifically, it distinguishes between different types of networks lead firms established with component suppliers in Bursa and Upper Silesia and focuses on the ways in which these networks are governed, and how these relate to the innovative behaviour of suppliers in Bursa and Upper Silesia.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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