Product Market Integration: A Multifaceted Approach

Product Market Integration: A Multifaceted Approach

by Maria Helena Guimarães, Ana Paula Faria
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849509867

ISBN-13: 9781849509862

Pub. Date: 08/17/2010

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

This book presents the most recent research and the most updated accounts on product market integration. While the existing literature addresses the four dimensions of market integration (goods, services, capital and labour), this volume focuses on integration in goods markets.

This is a cornerstone of economic integration and product markets are actually the

Overview

This book presents the most recent research and the most updated accounts on product market integration. While the existing literature addresses the four dimensions of market integration (goods, services, capital and labour), this volume focuses on integration in goods markets.

This is a cornerstone of economic integration and product markets are actually the most integrated markets in the European Union. Therefore, the EU appears as the case-study of this volume.

The book is innovative as product market integration is analyzed from various disciplinary perspectives. Understanding product market integration requires more than one single discipline, be it economics, political science, law, sociology or management. The variety of approaches adopted by the various authors make the book appealing to a diversified audience: to academics, for the in-depth theoretical and empirical analyses it presents; to policymakers, as they may find insightful anticipations of future challenges in market integration; to practitioners, as it shows how the achievements and difficulties in product market integration may affect their business opportunities.

Diversity is the richness of the volume and makes it unique. Such as in a kaleidoscope, the various chapters present the reader with different perceptions, issues and debates on product market integration.

The book is organized around three main themes: plural perspectives and assessments of current market integration in the EU, empirical analyses of impediments to product market integration, and discussion of current challenges and future forms of market integration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849509862
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Series:
International Business and Management Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Introduction Maria Helena Guimarães Ana Paula Faria 1

Part 1 Market Integration in the EU: Plural Perspectives on EU Market Integration

1 Harmonization and Mutual Recognition in an Enlarged European Union Giandomenico Majone 13

2 Market Making: The History of the Internal Market as a Technicalisation of Politics and a Politicisation of the Technical Christian Frankel 37

3 More Internal Market Without Strategy? Jacques Pelkmans 49

4 The Practitioners' View: A Prosperous European Product Market Is Our Ongoing Business Paul Coebergh van den Braak 65

Part 2 Empirical Studies on EU Market Integration

5 Determinants of Non-Tariff Barriers in Intra-EU Trade Maria Helena Guimarães Ana Paula Faria Natália Barbosa 79

6 Factors Driving Polish Firms Decision to Export in the Pre-Accession Period: Importance of Technical Barriers to Trade Jan Hagemejer 97

7 Regulations, Standards and International Sourcing: New Evidence from Dutch Survey Data Mark Vancauteren 117

Part 3 Challenging Dynamics in Market Integration: Globalisation and Transatlantic Relations

8 Globalisation and Deep Integration Michael Gasiorek Peter Holmes 139

9 Promoting Transatlantic Market Governance Michelle Egan 157

Conclusion: Product Market Integration: From Multifaceted Approaches to Cross-Cutting Issues Maria Helena Guimarães 175

Index 185

Biographies 189

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