Inter-firm Relations Between Battery Suppliers and Electrical Vehicles Manufacturers: A Network Analysis

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Atatürk Üniversitesi

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Global automotive industry is on the verge of a significant transformation into the transition to electrified transportation. This transition affects not only the automobile supply chain but also the battery manufacturing because batteries constitute an important part of electrical cars’ production. Therefore, various manufacturers and countries are not only racing but also collaborating for battery manufacturing to be ahead of the technology race and hence improve their economic competitiveness and innovation capability. The aim of the study is to reveal the evolution of electrical vehicle battery manufacturing industry through the relationships between battery suppliers and electrical auto-makers by using the network analysis for 1997-2019 period. Another aim of the study is to investigate the role of these inter-firm relationships on determining the main actors of the electrical vehicle battery manufacturing industry. The study may have important implications to foresee the future of industrial actors belonging to battery manufacturing and automobile industry requiring both high level of innovation in the context of electrical vehicles.


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Network analysis, industrial economics, electrical vehicles


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Atatürk Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, 24 (2), 527-551.