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Spatial-temporal Evolution of Global Aircraft Production Network: Evidence from 1741 Global Aircraft Firms

by Ying She a Guoliang Liu a Ling Jia a Yangu Deng a,*  and  Liyuan Zhang b
School of Economics and Management, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang, China
School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK
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REA  2023, 8; 2(1), 8;
Received: 23 January 2023 / Accepted: 30 March 2023 / Published Online: 23 April 2023


Triggered by the rising demand, a complex aircraft production network has been evolving during the past half century. In order to analysis the spatial-temporal evolution of this network, this paper establishes a novel and complex data by collecting 1774 major global aircraft manufacturers' production relationship from Jane's All the World' s Aircraft Development & Production (1965-2021), and visualizes the spatial temporal characteristics of the global aircraft production network by using Social Net Analysis method. The characteristics are summarized as follows: (1) the main aircraft firms from 48 counties form a complex production network centered on the United States, Europe and China; (2) The production network remains diffusion during 1965-2005, but it retracts after 2005, which documents evidences of de-globalization trend in the aircraft industry; (3)AVIC, Airbus, Boeing, Textron, Lockheed, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Sikorsky, Bell, and Embraer are all ranked high in the study period and play the role of leading firms in the production network and drive the cooperative connections of other companies.

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She, Y.; Liu, G.; Jia, L.; Deng, Y.; Zhang, L. Spatial-temporal Evolution of Global Aircraft Production Network: Evidence from 1741 Global Aircraft Firms. Review of Economic Assessment, 2023, 2, 8.
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She Y, Liu G, Jia L, Deng Y, Zhang L. Spatial-temporal Evolution of Global Aircraft Production Network: Evidence from 1741 Global Aircraft Firms. Review of Economic Assessment; 2023, 2(1):8.
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She, Ying; Liu, Guoliang; Jia, Ling; Deng, Yangu; Zhang, Liyuan 2023. "Spatial-temporal Evolution of Global Aircraft Production Network: Evidence from 1741 Global Aircraft Firms" Review of Economic Assessment 2, no.1:8.
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