01 Jun 2007 - 01 Dec 2007
Slovakia: Research of FDIs in motor vehicles sector
With a focus on the automotive sector, gather data on which foreign producers entered the market, when, what investments were made and when; data on the performance of the producers (focus on labor productivity); suppliers used; overall characteristics of the market - size, concentration, trends, profitability, productivity; competitors; key domestically-owned companies. Some interviews with companies will be conducted, as well as description of regulations and policies that help in explaining the success of the industry will be provided.
Main research questions and outcomes:
- Factors decisive in Slovakia specialization in the automotive sector
- Impact of automotive investments for Slovakia economic growth
- Factors that drove growth in Slovakia and what made it possible for the car industry to flourish