Explaining the efficiency of Italian car suppliers during the crisis
Alessandro Manello (),
Giuseppe Calabrese and
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Piercarlo Frigero: UNITO- University of Turin, Faulty of Economics, Turin, Italy
CERIS Working Paper from CNR-IRCrES Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth - Torino (TO) ITALY - former Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY
This empirical study, focused on the Italian automotive sector during the recent international crisis, detects technical performance of firms using Data Envelopment Analysis. We pay specific attention to the role along the supply chain, to size and to vertical structure of firms. In particular, this study highlights how the recent crisis stimulates a deep process of re-organization, relocation and re-thinking of firms’ position along the value chain but, in particular, the crisis stresses the pre-existing heterogeneity among firms. The technical frontier is driven by firms able to contribute to the technology, which represents essential link of the automotive value chain. Those firms are large, vertically disintegrated and operate in metals, plastic or machinery.
Keywords: Supply chain; Vertical integration; Data Envelopment Analysis; automotive sector. JEL Codes: L22; L25; L62; O14Creation-Date: 2014-05 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
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