Module 8: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles – Course 21: Global value chain (GVC) in automotive industry

Welcome to the course on “Global Value Chain (GVC) in the Automotive Industry,” a deep dive into the intricate web of the automotive sector’s global impact on economies within the EU and beyond. Recognized for its direct contributions to GDP, employment, and sensitivity to economic cycles, the automotive industry plays a pivotal role, extending its influence through intricate supply chains. Our course aims to dissect recent industry trends through a global value chain (GVC) lens, assessing their potential implications across nations and within the automotive sector itself. We culminate by examining the current landscape, including the transformative impact of autonomous vehicles on the value chain. As we explore the rise of global value chains (GVCs), we’ll delve into various perspectives, such as fragmentation, offshore sourcing, production disintegration, and more, offering a holistic view of economic globalization in recent times. Join us on this journey to unravel the automotive industry’s intricate global footprint and its profound implications.

Source: Global value chain (GVC) in automotive industry, Rudolf PÁSTOR, 2022

The course does not cover the entire topic, but only selected chapters. The topic is explained in more detail in the scripts that are available in the outputs section tab „Innovative textbooks“.

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