Competitiveness and Production Networks: The case of the Argentine automotive sector Facundo Albornoz and Gabriel Yoguel

This paper offers an empirical methodology for evaluating the development of production networks. It looks at the linkages between the flow of knowledge within the production network and the development of firm-endogenous capabilities, and applies this methodology to the Argentinean automobile industry. It concludes that while the firm’s innovative performance is based on its own strategies and background, the network is significant for explaining the complexity of innovative activities and work organization.

competitiveness (Download the full text in PDF format)