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

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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.
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

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Table of Contents

List of Authors
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction 3
2 EU Manufacturing Industry in Context 12
3 The EU Market Share Matrix 34
4 The Dimensions of Industrial Structure 49
5 Specialization, Trade, and Integration 66
6 Industrial Concentration 86
7 Intra-EU Multinationality of Industries 105
8 Non-EU Multinationals in the EU 129
9 The Dimensions of Corporate Strategy 145
10 Determinants of Diversification Patterns 168
11 Multinationality at the Firm Level 184
12 Alternative Corporate Strategies: Multinationality versus Diversification 203
13 Public Procurement Industries 215
14 Conclusions and Applications 233
Appendix 1 Indices of Industry and Firm Structure and the Three Core Decompositions 249
Appendix 2 The Matrix Industries and Firms 257
Appendix 3 Variable Definitions and Data Sources 272
Bibliography 279
Index 285
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