1991-09-01

A Critical Analysis of the History of the Automotive Industry in Developing Countries: The Case of Argentina 911745

The automotive industry, with the great variety of technologies of which it comprises, is, like few others, a fundamental factor which directs and drives the industrial development of a country. With that established, an analysis of a single case has become useful: “The history of the automotive industry in Argentina.” Over time, three distinct stages have evolved.
Owing to the frequent changes in the government of the country, each of these three periods was subject to different policies and criteria which determined the technical goals for production. This fact caused a great variety of situations for the country and, consequently, for industry.
In this report, to be presented for AIEC, each of the three stages has been analyzed. In each case, the observations have been oriented to demonstrate the evaluated successes and errors, bearing in mind the final result.
The intention of this study is to give general directives that may be suggested for new, pending proposals to establish automotive industries in developing countries.

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