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International Mini Conference / How the State is transforming the automotive industry (2). 01/2022

From the Covid crisis to electrification: how the State is transforming the automotive industry. (2) Germany / France / Japan

Tommaso Pardi, Director of Gerpisa, CNRS
France - Can the government’s response to the COVID crisis stop the downward spiral of the French automotive industry?
Grzegorz Lechowski, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Martin Krzywdzinski, Head of the Research Group "Globalization, Work and Production" at WZB and Director of the Institute for the Networked Society

Germany - Political economy of the COVID-crisis in the German automotive industry: towards a transformative industrial policy for the sector?
Holger Bungsche, School for International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University.
Ecological Transformation of the Japanese Automobile Industry.
A Coordinated Approach to Industrial Restructuring?


International Mini Conference / How the State is transforming the Automotive Industry (1). 01/2022.

From the Covid crisis to electrification: how the State is transforming the automotive industry. (1) China / US / Italy

Kristin Dziczek, Senior Vice President—Research at Center for Automotive Research
U.S. COVID crisis & automotive policy response
Boy Lüthje, Institute of Public Policy South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China
China - Foxconnization of the automotive industry?
Francesco Garibaldo, Director at “Claudio Sabattini” Foundation Italy
The Italian national recovery and resilience plan


International Monthly Seminar. 12/2021

Mattias Näsman, doctor of economic history at Umeå University, Sweden, presents his thesis that explores the historical development of vehicle emission regulations in Sweden and Europe. The thesis specifically explores the case of Sweden, but analyzes this development within its wider European economic, regulatory and environmental policy context.

His presentation is discussed by Samuel Klebaner, CEPN, Université Paris 13


Journée du Gerpisa 12/2021

Nicolas Meilhan (France Stratégie) présente ses travaux avec France Stratégie sur la désindustrialisation automobile en France et évoque des pistes afin que la transition énergétique puisse devenir un véritable levier pour la réindustrialisation de la France.


Gerpisa monthly seminar

The seminar will involve the following two presentations, in conversation.

Xieshu Wang, Zhao Wei
Specialized Vertical Integration: Value Chain Strategy of Power Lithium-ion Battery Firms in China

Stephane HEIM, Kosuke KAKITANI, Jaeho LEE, Hiromi SHIOJI – Speaker: Stephane Heim
The competition patterns and dynamics of the Chinese Li-ion battery industry


Gerpisa monthly seminar

Richard F. Doner, Gregory W. Noble and John Ravenhill, will draw on their recently published book – The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2021

Through a study of the automotive industries in seven East Asian countries—China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand— the talk will address the question of what makes for successful industrial upgrading, the process through which domestic firms acquire the capabilities to move into higher value-added activities at global levels of efficiency. The authors distinguish between two stylized but analytically useful levels of growth: extensive and intensive. In some countries, automotive industrialization has involved extensive growth, consisting largely of vehicle and components assembly and, in some cases, exports, primarily under the aegis of foreign producers operating in global value chains. In contrast, intensive growth occurs when local value added increases as a consequence of inputs from national producers, in turn resting on improvements in national technical capabilities. Their seven cases provide us not just with a mix of strategies but also variance in success. They explore the reasons for success and failure, and why some countries chose to make the investments required to successfully pursue an intensive strategy. Their focus is on the role of institutions specific to the automotive development strategy, and the political origins of these institutions.


International Monthly Seminar 10/2021

Since 2008, while the global automotive manufacturing has been faltering, the Chinese auto industry has been swiftly transformed into the largest producer in the world. The growth of the Chinese automakers is a close reflection of the Chinese manufacturing economy, and Geely Auto is one such best example. The Seminar will be based on the book Geely Drives Out. The Rise of the New Chinese Automaker in the Global landscape, by Hua Wang, Giovanni Balcet and Wenxian Zhang, World Scientific, 2021.


Journée du Gerpisa 266. 10/2021

Quel avenir pour l’industrie automobile européenne face à l’électrification?
Tommaso Pardi présentera un travail en cours sur l’évolution de la réglementation européenne des émissions de CO2 dans le secteur automobile et ses impacts sur la transformation de l’offre automobile, et notamment son électrification. Il s’agira de comprendre à la fois la manière dont cette réglementation a été façonnée à Bruxelles par différents intérêts et groupes de pression, et ses conséquences concrètes sur l’offre automobile.


FEAL 2021. The Green Future of Automotive Industry

La marche forcée vers l’électrique. Les enjeux d’une transition juste
Tommaso Pardi, directeur du Gerpisa, analyse l'évolution du cadre réglementaire européen et ses implication sur le processus d'électrification.


Gerpisa 2021 / Keynote / T. Sturgeon / P. Pavlinek

The future of automotive global value chains.
Plenary session of the 2021 International Colloquium of Gerpisa.


Gerpisa 2021 / Keynote roundtable /


  • Isabelle Nicolai, Laboratoire Génie Industriel, Centralesupélec


  • Guy Fournier, LGI – CS / Pforzheim University, H2020 Avenue project
  • Mariana Reyes, LGI – CS / IRT SystemX, Chaire Anthropolis 
  • Julia Janke, LVMT – ENPC / RATP Chair Regulation of the city of tomorrow 
  • Marc Alochet, Associate researcher at CRG, Ecole Polytechnique

  Co-organised with 


Gerpisa 2021 / Keynote/ N. Leclair

Nadine Leclair began her career at Sligos as a research engineer before joining Renault in 1984 as a CAD engineer.
She was appointed Manager of VP Body-in-white Engineering in 1999, a position she held until 2005, when she became Technical Manager (CVE) for the Mégane Range. She was appointed in 2008 Vice President, Vehicle Engineering product & production engineering functions. She became Senior Vice President, Engineering Project on June 2013. Since April 2015, Nadine Leclair was Senior Vice President and Expert Fellow. She has retired from the Renault group in mid 2020 and is now President of FISITA.

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