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European Competitiveness - Kirsty S. Hughes

European Competitiveness

By: Kirsty S. Hughes (Editor)


Published: 28th May 1993
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Analyzing the key factors determining current and future European competitiveness, this book focuses on the issues of internationalization of firms and markets, the role of technology and innovation, and of continuing European integration, and deals with these issues on the level of firms, industries, and countries. The competitiveness of the EC as a whole, relative to the United States and Japan, is also examined. It will be of interest to students, scholars and policy makers concerned with industry, technology, trade, and the future of the EC.

Introduction: internationalisation, integration and European competitiveness
Internationalisation and Corporate Control
Location decisions of Japanese multinational firms in European manufacturing industries
New forms of international involvement, competition, and competitiveness: the case of Italy
Strategic technology partnering and international corporate strategies
Corporate control and competitiveness: the French case
Technological Specialisation and International Trade
Patterns of technological specialisation and growth of innovative activities in advanced countries
The role of technology, competition and skill in European competitiveness
European Integration and Structural Change
Mergers, acquisitions and the completion of the internal market
Growth, structural change and real convergence in the EC
Public services and competitiveness
Culture and competitiveness
Industrial policy and international competitiveness: the case of Eastern Europe
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ISBN: 9780521434430
ISBN-10: 0521434432
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th May 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62