Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/11
Type Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Backward Linkages in the Hungarian Automotive Industry:
Where Are the Links Concentrated?
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal 1st International Conference on Automotive Industry 2020
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Skoda Auto University
Volume, Issue, Page pp.100-111
Total page number 289
Author and coauthor Tamás Gáspár, Kaoru Natsuda, Magdolna Sass
Details Our paper is of descriptive nature and analyses the “connection points” of lead firms
and suppliers in the automotive value chains. It relies on two types of methodologies:
first, through the analysis of inverse input-output matrixes, it presents the local and
international links of the Hungarian automotive industry and estimates, where (in
which activities) local suppliers play an important role and from which countries the
various inputs come. Second, through relying on company interviews, it presents a
more nuanced picture about backward linkages in the Hungarian automotive industry.
We conduct interviews with German and Japanese lead firms and foreign- and
domestically-owned suppliers and thus our analysis is able to contrast the supplier
policies of Western European and Japanese lead firms and the features of foreign- and
domestically-owned suppliers.
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