The Competitive Repositioning of Automotive Firms in Turin: Innovation, Internationalisation and the Role of ICT

33 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2018

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Claudio Castelli

Cerved Group

Massimo Florio

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM)

Anna Giunta

Department of Economics Roma Tre University

Date Written: June 1, 2008

Abstract

Following the increasing competitive pressure and the emergence of new industrial poles within the auto industry, Italian firms have been the protagonists of an intense reorganisation, which is still ongoing. This case‐study involves 13 supplier firms, operating in the automotive industry, localised in Turin, that have adopted a series of strategies aimed at improving their international competitiveness. The empirical findings show that there is a particularly strong innovative drive for the interviewed firms to position themselves in activities with greater added value and to undertake internationalisation strategies, from the “lighter” to the more “complex” forms, coupled with a use of information and communication technologies.

Keywords: Innovation, internationalisation, ICT, Automotive Industry

Suggested Citation

Castelli, Claudio and Florio, Massimo and Giunta, Anna, The Competitive Repositioning of Automotive Firms in Turin: Innovation, Internationalisation and the Role of ICT (June 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202113 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202113

Claudio Castelli

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Massimo Florio (Contact Author)

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Anna Giunta

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