What can Argentina learn from ASEAN automotive development experiences?

At the beginning of the 2020s, the Argentinian automotive industry was mostly oriented toward the Mercosur regional market, lacking geographical proximity to traditional industrial centres into which it could be integrated. In addition, its domestic market is comparatively small, and that of its main regional partner happens to be overcrowded by subsidiaries of multinational assemblers. Moreover, this sector’s labor market structure prevents an international insertion based on low wages. As a result, an alarming tendency towards trade deficit and large production fluctuations emerged. By contrast, even when they shared similar starting points, the ASEAN automotive trajectories hereby reviewed were different and, at times, more successful. In particular, the Thai case stands out due to its impressive productivity and trade results. Against this backdrop, we raise the question: what can Argentina learn from ASEAN countries’ experiences? … More What can Argentina learn from ASEAN automotive development experiences?

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To what extent did Latin American industry transform between the 1930s and the 1970s?

Post by Cecilia Lara (Universidad de la Republica), based on the article “Structural change and industrial transformation in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review Vol. 31 No. 86 (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.37168 Since the early 1950s, structuralism and other theoretical perspectives have emphasized the decisive role of … More To what extent did Latin American industry transform between the 1930s and the 1970s?

What explains deindustrialization?

Post by Juan M. Graña (Universidad de Buenos Aires – CONICET) @JuanMGrana and Lucas Terranova (Universidad de Buenos Aires) @terranova_luc, based on the article “Neither mechanical nor premature: deindustrialization and the new international division of labour (1970-2019)” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review Vol. 31 No. 86 (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.36591More What explains deindustrialization?

Did migrant women carry the Catalan industrialization on their shoulders?

Post by Conchi Villar (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) based on the article “Feminized Barcelona: migrations and labour market in the industrial city (1848-1930)” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review Vol. 31 No. 85 (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.34127 The experiences of migrant women and their leading role in the construction of contemporary cities are being valued in … More Did migrant women carry the Catalan industrialization on their shoulders?

What was the role of foreign demand in explaining the Spanish economic backwardness?

Post by Pablo Delgado (Universidad de Zaragoza) based on the article “The behaviour of Spanish industry in international markets (1890-1913)” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review Vol. 31 No. 85 (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.36155 The so-called First Globalization (1870-1913) was one of the most important processes in contemporary economic history. In addition to the … More What was the role of foreign demand in explaining the Spanish economic backwardness?

Did railway companies influence the shaping and expansion process of the Spanish network?

Post by Guillermo Esteban-Oliver (Universidad de Zaragoza) and Jordi Martí-Henneberg (Universitat de Lleida) based on the article “The expansion of the Spanish railway network (1848-1841): An analysis through the evolution of its companies” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review Vol. 31 No. 85 (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.37875 Did companies influence the shaping and expansion process of the … More Did railway companies influence the shaping and expansion process of the Spanish network?

Did colonial-era industrialization reduce poverty for industrial labourers?

Post by Kate Frederick (Utrech University) based on the article “The production of precarity: Industrialization and racial inequality in colonial Zimbabwe.” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review Vol. 31 No. 85 (2022) DOI: : https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.38047 Since the mid-twentieth century, development theorists have pointed to industrialization as key to long-term growth and poverty reduction … More Did colonial-era industrialization reduce poverty for industrial labourers?

Where should we put China in the general picture of industrial development before WWII?

Post by Ye Ma (Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University), Herman de Jong (University of Groningen), and Yi Xu (Guangxi Normal University) based on the article “Measuring China’s Performance in the World Economy. A Benchmark Comparison between the Economies of China and the UK in the Early Twentieth Century” published in … More Where should we put China in the general picture of industrial development before WWII?

Quantitative Business History workshop at the European Business History Association Congress

The Revista de Historia Industrial-Industrial History Review would like to invite you to the ‘Quantitative Business History’ workshop. The workshop was launched by the RHI-IRH and was organised by Veronica Binda and Anna Spadavecchia. It will be held on June 22 at 12:20 at the European Business History Association Congress (Madrid, June 22-24, 2022), https://ebha.org/Madrid2022, and aims to … More Quantitative Business History workshop at the European Business History Association Congress

Who insures the insurer?

Post by Pablo Gutiérrez González and Jerònia Pons (Universidad de Sevilla), based on the article “Risk management regulation and corporate demand for reinsurance in the Spanish Autarky (1940-1952)” published in the Revista de Historia Industrial – Industrial History Review. Vol. 31, No. 84 (March 2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.v31i84.31954 Import substitution was among the main features of the autarkic … More Who insures the insurer?