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Evolution stages of aircraft manufacturing firms 01-02-2019


Written by Anabela Reis, together with Afreen Siddiqi and Olivier de Weck, Evolution stages of aircraft manufacturing firms presents a study on the development of six international aeronautical manufacturing firms across four continents, using empirical quantitative data and results from 103 semistructured interviews with senior executives and policy makers.

Aeronautics is one of the highest value-adding industrial sectors in an economy, and many regions have sought to develop aeronautics industries for economic diversification. Aircraft production, however, is complex and capital-intensive, and efforts to establish aircraft manufacturing firms have led to mixed results.

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