Automotive value chain development in Vietnam: pathways between a new domestic carmaker, supplier development, and differing production systems

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Abstract

After opening the Vietnamese economy through free trade
agreements, upgrading domestic vehicle assembly towards more localised
production requires development of the domestic supplier industry. Based on
qualitative case studies which combined interviews with a questionnaire, this
paper analyses carmaker and supplier strategies towards participation in the
automotive value chain. Literature on global value chains commonly finds that
suppliers must comply with customer requirements in order to become part of
said chains. While it is found that compliance is indeed required, it is
emphasised that the domain of compliance varies significantly between
customers, which creates issues for local suppliers. Further, it is argued that
different requirements are rooted in differing production systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-227
JournalInternational Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2021

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