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Title European integration and competitiveness : acquisitions and alliances in industry / edited by Frederique Sachwald
Published Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : E. Elgar, [1994]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  338.8884 Sac/Eia  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series New horizons in international business
New horizons in international business.
Contents Introduction / Frederique Sachwald -- 1. European Competitiveness, the Single Market and Globalization / Frederique Sachwald -- 2. Competitiveness and Competition: which Theory of the Firm? / Frederique Sachwald -- 3. The Automobile Industry / Frederique Sachwald -- 4. The Autocomponent Industry / Etienne de Banville and Jean-Jacques Chanaron -- 5. The Semiconductor Industry / Mike Hobday -- 6. The Consumer Electronic Industry / Martin Bloom -- 7. The Chemical Industry / Frederique Sachwald -- 8. The Pharmaceutical Industry / Peter de Wolf -- Conclusion: Integration and Globalization / Frederique Sachwald -- General Appendix: Market Position Indicator / Isabelle Joinovici
Summary This unique and important book compares mergers, acquisitions and alliances, to show why a firm may prefer one type of operation to another. It will be welcomed by economists and students in the fields of industrial economics, international economics and European studies, as well as by public and business policy makers
European firms have used external growth operations to improve competitiveness in preparation both for the European single market and increasing economic globalization. European Integration and Competitiveness uses original data to examine mergers, acquisitions and cooperative alliances between firms in the period from 1980 to 1992. A comparison of the evolution of external growth operations within the European Community, and between EC and non-EC firms, is followed by a series of sectoral chapters which examine the role of external growth operations in the strategies of firms. The rationale of the single market, with lower barriers of entry within the EC and economies of scale, is shown to be insufficient to improve competitiveness, firstly because firms' strategies have to answer the globalization trends and secondly because external growth operations may have widened the gap between the competitiveness of firms and the competitiveness of nations
Analysis International business
Western Europe
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Competition, International -- Case studies.
International business enterprises -- Europe -- Case studies.
Vertical integration -- Europe -- Case studies.
Author Sachwald, Frédérique.
LC no. 93034133
ISBN 1852789654