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The Political Economy of Competitiveness : Corporate Performance and Public Policy - Michael Kitson

The Political Economy of Competitiveness

Corporate Performance and Public Policy

Paperback Published: 27th April 2000
ISBN: 9780415204965
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Political Economy of Competitiveness offers an original perspective on the relationship between economic theory and policy. It places the issues within an accessible political economy perspective.
Rejecting the narrowness of mainstream economics the authors deploy an interdisciplinary approach to the problem of economic growth, placing it in its historical and political context. Issues covered include:
* trade theory and policy
* industrial decline and policy
* markets, competition and innovation
* globalisation, unemployment and government policy.
The book provides a valuable guide to the major economic policy issues for both economists and business students.

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Copyright acknowledgements
Introduction and overviewp. 1
Globalisationp. 11
Globalisation, unemployment and government policyp. 13
Trade theory and policyp. 28
Trade and growth: a historical perspectivep. 45
History versus equilibriump. 69
Recession and economic revival in Britain: the role of policy in the 1930s and 1980sp. 71
The tale of two recessions: 1929 and the Gold Standard, 1992 and the ERMp. 90
Britain's industrial performance since 1960: underinvestment and relative declinep. 109
Public policy and corporate governancep. 125
From welfare to work?p. 127
Markets, competition and innovationp. 143
Further readingp. 157
Notesp. 158
Referencesp. 173
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780415204965
ISBN-10: 0415204968
Series: Contemporary Political Economy Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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