Airbus Industries: The Politics of an International Industrial Collaboration

Airbus Industries: The Politics of an International Industrial Collaboration

by David Weldon Thornton
     
 

A remarkable example of genuine European cooperation, Airbus Industrie has destroyed the old American monopoly in commercial airliner production, taking about a third of all new orders and creating considerable US-EU friction.

David Thornton describes the process by which the individual European countries involved in the Airbus consortium were able to overcome… See more details below

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A remarkable example of genuine European cooperation, Airbus Industrie has destroyed the old American monopoly in commercial airliner production, taking about a third of all new orders and creating considerable US-EU friction.

David Thornton describes the process by which the individual European countries involved in the Airbus consortium were able to overcome enormous obstacles and successfully integrate their very different aerospace industries to create a new industrial giant.

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Describes the process by which individual European countries integrated their different aerospace industries and destroyed the American monopoly in commercial airliner production, detailing the company's internal structure, its unusual operational and cost control systems, and the role of government support in its success. Discusses the context for collaboration in Europe's economic, industrial, and aerospace policy 1945-1975, and uses the company to draw lessons on the relationship between state and market. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312124410
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/15/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.91(d)

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