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  1. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF THE EASTERN-EUROPEAN AUTO SECTOR

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    Lucian-Ovidiu CINADE

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Car-building industry territorial reconfiguration in Europe is the result of several rounds of company delocations from origin countries to emergent countries. Such rounds have been limited by the gradual opening of the national countries, as well as by changes in East European ideology and politics. Hence, about the end of the 90’s, European car-building industry shows considerable disparity, East to West. In the car-building companies’ vision, East-European car-building development potential is basically sustained by both the car low penetration rate, and the low labor cost. On the long term run, gradual valorizing of the East-european trading, with increasing labor costs, may read as a wearing thin of the competitive advantage in car-building industries, as well as problem issues of novel territory attractiveness needing permanent boosting. Country-to-country comparative analysis indicates that competitive advantage of car-building has not gone down in all of the West-European States. Competitive advantage of the West-European car-building industry increases, which can be explained, in part, by adequate strategies, as both labor costs, and cars penetration rate, go up.

  2. IMPLICATIONS OF SPATIAL AND RELATIONAL RECONFIGURATION ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE AUTO SECTOR

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    Lucian-Ovidiu CINADE

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available As an impact factor of the competitive advantage dynamics, relocation is, basically, an outcome of concentration or dispersion on the location, in the business chain, of such as car-building companies, components suppliers and distributors. Proximity and low labor costs in developing countries are the basic factors considered by both the car assemblers and the components suppliers. The approach of spatial focusing needs a two relational plans analysis: on the one hand of the reports between component builders and suppliers and on the other hand of the reports amongst various automobile builders which benefit from the same productive location. This article focuses on the determination of the role of relational and spatial configuration amongst several automobile assemblers in generating the competitive advantage of the auto sector. For such purpose, we needed to observe a coenterprise which manufactures the models of different brands. The competition report amongst several builders as in case of co-enterprise TPCA from Kolín, Czech Republic has the following effect: flexibility of production, increase of feedback capacity to the dynamics of the market and the benefitting from the same workforce basin.