INTEGRATION OF THE CZECH BREWING INDUSTRY INTO GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORKS

  • Jan Pulec Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Czechia
Keywords: brewing industry, breweries, global production networks, Czechia

Abstract

This article analyzes the Czech brewing industry and its integration in transnational production networks by drawing on the perspective of global production networks (GPNs). It evaluates the geographical structure of the Czech brewing industry, the inflow of foreign direct investment after 1990, and the integration of Czech breweries into GPNs dominated by foreign transnational corporations. The article analyzes major changes the Czech brewing industry has experienced during the post-1990 economic transformation, presents the current state of the industry from the geographical perspective, and identifies four different forms of involvement of Czech breweries in brewing industry GPNs.

Published
2016-05-05
How to Cite
Pulec, J. (2016). INTEGRATION OF THE CZECH BREWING INDUSTRY INTO GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORKS. AUC Geographica, 51(1), 47-59. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2016.5
Section
Original Articles