Industrial Organization in the European Union: Structure, Strategy, and the Competitive Mechanism

Industrial Organization in the European Union: Structure, Strategy, and the Competitive Mechanism

by Stephen Davies, Bruce Lyons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198289731

ISBN-13: 9780198289739

Pub. Date: 10/31/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This book presents the first ever comprehensive picture of the concentration, integration, multinationality, and diversification of industry and firms, based on a newly constructed micro-level database. At the theoretical level, it develops a new way of integrating the insights of international trade, industrial organization, international business, and corporate…  See more details below

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This book presents the first ever comprehensive picture of the concentration, integration, multinationality, and diversification of industry and firms, based on a newly constructed micro-level database. At the theoretical level, it develops a new way of integrating the insights of international trade, industrial organization, international business, and corporate strategy: by understanding the reasons for the industrial structure we observe, it argues, much can be learnt about the underlying competitive processes that generated this structure in the context of current European integration. The insight from an econometric analysis of the various dimensions of indsutrial structure are applied to address policy-relevant questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198289739
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/31/1996
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Authors
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
1Introduction3
2EU Manufacturing Industry in Context12
3The EU Market Share Matrix34
4The Dimensions of Industrial Structure49
5Specialization, Trade, and Integration66
6Industrial Concentration86
7Intra-EU Multinationality of Industries105
8Non-EU Multinationals in the EU129
9The Dimensions of Corporate Strategy145
10Determinants of Diversification Patterns168
11Multinationality at the Firm Level184
12Alternative Corporate Strategies: Multinationality versus Diversification203
13Public Procurement Industries215
14Conclusions and Applications233
Appendix 1Indices of Industry and Firm Structure and the Three Core Decompositions249
Appendix 2The Matrix Industries and Firms257
Appendix 3Variable Definitions and Data Sources272
Bibliography279
Index285

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