Egyptian pyramid or Aztec pyramid: How should we describe the industrial architecture of automotive supply chains in Europe?

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Vincent FRIGANT (GREThA, CNRS, UMR 5113);
(2011)
  • Subject: modularity, supply chain, industrial architecture, SME, automobile.
    • jel: jel:L62 | jel:O33 | jel:L24 | jel:L23

This article questions a terminology that is frequently used to describe automotive supply chains’ industrial architecture. Since vertical disintegration became a trend in the 1980s, this architecture has been represented using the image of the pyramid. Implicitly, auth... View more
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