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  1. The Myth of Japanese Efficiency

    The Myth of Japanese Efficiency

    Dan Coffey
    Combining case studies with accessible but rigorous production models and historical background, this provocative book challenges accepted views on Japanese production methods in the world car industry. The book argues that the ‘lean and flexible’ production model popularly associated with Toyota MC is a myth, but one which sheds light on cultural responses to the attendant stresses of globalization. To illustrate this, Dan Coffey provides individual studies of process flexibility, labour productivity and the re-organization of work in the global car industry. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  2. Multinational Firms, Innovation and Productivity

    Multinational Firms, Innovation and Productivity

    Davide Castellani, Antonello Zanfei
    This book gets to the root of how and why multinational firms differ in the cross-border creation, transfer and diffusion of technology, and provides fresh evidence on the effects that these differences have on productivity and innovation in the economic systems in which they are active. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Mergers and Acquisitions

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Edited by Bruno Cassiman, Massimo G. Colombo
    This book examines the issue of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the context of technological development, and in particular the impact of M&As on the innovation process. In so doing, the book integrates two bodies of literature, on M&As, and on innovation studies, a nexus which the editors contend represents an important step in the advancement of our understanding of both with clear implications for competitive advantage and growth of firms. Drawing on perspectives from both management and economics, the book offers a cohesive blend of theory, methodology, and a wealth of empirical material. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. International Competition Policy

    International Competition Policy

    Michael A. Utton
    The book begins by setting out the principles of competition and trade policies, and then goes on to address the impact of market globalisation on what are usually thought of as traditional antitrust concerns. These include the analysis of the difficulties arising from collusion and other restrictive practices, government sponsored ‘voluntary co-operation’, vertical restrictions and market access, pricing strategies of dominant firms and international mergers, all illustrated with a number of prominent case studies. The author concludes with an illuminating discussion on the feasibility of international co-operation on competition policy, the faltering progress that has been made so far and the prospects for future advances. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. European Merger Control

    European Merger Control

    Edited by Fabienne IIzkovitz, Roderick Meiklejohn
    This book examines the background to a change in the legal framework which occurred in May 2004 with the entry into force of a new Merger Regulation that for the first time explicitly recognises the possibility of an efficiency defence. European Merger Control assesses the likely impact of this new regulation, and discusses the pros and cons of the efficiency defence, how other merger control systems deal with efficiencies, how the investigation process can be organised to accommodate the analysis of efficiency gains and the main theoretical and practical problems which arise when anti-competitive effects have to be weighed against efficiency gains. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  6. Modelling European Mergers

    Modelling European Mergers

    Edited by Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Erik Kloosterhuis
    Modelling European Mergers presents a comprehensive and fresh perspective on the economic analysis of mergers by leading academics and competition policymakers from Europe and the US. The book frankly discusses the pros and cons of using applied game theory models in merger control from historical and theoretical perspectives. Seven case studies on the actual use of advanced techniques and models in legal procedures provide a perspective from the national competition authorities in Belgium, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden on markets that range from basic goods such as bread and aperitifs to complex products such as electricity, literature and software. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  7. Competitiveness in Research and Development

    Competitiveness in Research and Development

    Ádám Török, Balázs Borsi, András Telcs
    Competitiveness in Research and Development includes a unique comparative analysis of R&D and innovation systems of transition and developing economies. It also features a comprehensive and critical survey of international literature on the measurement of R&D and innovation performance. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  8. Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia

    Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia

    Hans-Peter Brunner, Peter M. Allen
    The authors of this book link productivity change, trade competitiveness, networks of interaction and cooperation and income growth in developing Asian countries with the complex evolutionary processes of economic development and international trade. They take an innovative approach to simulating the complex micro-dynamics of competitiveness in order to distinguish those trade-related microeconomic dynamics and institutional reforms vital to leading countries out of institutional and poverty traps. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Economic Growth, Material Flows and the Environment

    Economic Growth, Material Flows and the Environment

    Rutger Hoekstra
    Rutger Hoekstra examines the complex relationship between the monetary economy and the materials flows that are extracted and emitted by economic activities. These physical flows are responsible for many important environmental problems such as unsustainable resource depletion, waste production and climate change. This book discusses, applies and improves upon techniques which link the monetary and physical economies for environmental analyses. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  10. Modernizing China’s Industries

    Modernizing China’s Industries

    Colin G. Brown, Scott A. Waldron, John W. Longworth
    Exposed to powerful new economic forces, and undergoing dramatic ownership reforms and technological changes, China’s industries are modernizing at a breakneck pace. In many industries, the outcomes have been chaotic and poorly aligned with societal objectives. This book analyses the transformation and modernization of China’s industries through a detailed investigation of the wool and wool textile industries. The authors argue that to remain internationally competitive in the post WTO accession era, Chinese industries need to confront a critical new phase in the modernization process – that of improving management practices and industry co-ordination. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  11. Industrial Clusters and Inter-Firm Networks

    Industrial Clusters and Inter-Firm Networks

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of spatial industrial clusters and inter-firm networks. Given the prevailing political belief that clusters can be a major vehicle for economic development and growth, it is important to have a sound understanding of clusters and how they emerge, grow, eventually stagnate and disappear. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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  12. Health Policy and High-Tech Industrial Development

    Health Policy and High-Tech Industrial Development

    Edited by Marco R. Di Tommaso, Stuart O. Schweitzer
    By weaving together the fields of health economics, industrial organisation and industrial development, this book describes the benefits of promoting a country’s health industry as a way of stimulating its high-technology industrial capacity. The authors illustrate that the development of a country’s health industry not only improves the country’s health status, but also promotes an industry with relatively stable, high-wage employment, creates the potential for exporting goods and services, and produces scientific spillovers that will favourably impact other high-technology industries. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  13. The Public Financing of Pharmaceuticals

    The Public Financing of Pharmaceuticals

    Edited by Jaume Puig-Junoy
    This book provides a complete approach to the economics of financing medicines and policy implications for the efficiency and equity of health systems. In all health systems with majority public financing, pharmaceutical reimbursement is one of the key factors in policies of change and transformation of health services in order to face the future with guarantees of financial sustainability. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. The Growth Process in East Asian Manufacturing Industries

    The Growth Process in East Asian Manufacturing Industries

    Chia-Hung Sun
    Although it has been previously accepted that Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan have achieved the ‘economic miracle’ of maintaining high economic growth for several decades prior to the Asian financial crisis, recent literature has now cast doubt upon this economic supposed success. Attempting to overcome methodological limitations and underlying assumptions of other studies, The Growth Process in East Asian Manufacturing Industries re-examines the role of total factor productivity (TFP) growth and aims to identify the sources of output growth in these East Asian economies. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. The Past and Future of America’s Economy

    The Past and Future of America’s Economy

    Robert D. Atkinson
    Robert Atkinson examines this process of change over the past 150 years and explores the responses of people and institutions. The book then analyzes today’s New Economy, including the new information technology system, and effects on markets, organizations, workers, and governance. Taking into account the historical record, the book discusses the shortcomings of prevailing liberal and conservative economic doctrines and lays out a new growth economics agenda aimed at maximizing the productivity-enhancing forces of the New Economy. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  16. European Integration and the Functioning of Product Markets

    European Integration and the Functioning of Product Markets

    Edited by Adriaan Dierx, Fabienne Ilzkovitz, Khalid Sekkat
    The book reveals that European product market integration has a significant impact on the conditions of competition, the strategies of companies and the structure of industry. It adds a quarter of a percentage to annual GDP growth rates and has not led to an increased exposure of the EU to asymmetric shocks. However, the book argues that further improvements in the functioning of European product markets are needed in order to improve the EU’s growth performance over the next decade. Invaluably, the book provides not only current information about Europe’s achievements in economic integration but also methodology to assess the outcome of economic integration in other regions of the World, such as NAFTA, MERCOSUR and ASEAN. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  17. The Economics of Retailing and Distribution

    The Economics of Retailing and Distribution

    Roger R. Betancourt
    This book provides a uniform and coherent approach to the analysis of distribution systems in general and retail systems in particular. It develops the fundamentals of retail demand and supply, and demonstrates how the provision of distribution services is a principal determinant of economic outcomes in retail exchanges for both retailers and their customers, as well as for other agents such as suppliers and franchisors. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  18. Industrial Districts

    Industrial Districts

    Giacomo Becattini
    This remarkable book outlines the historical framework and the main concepts of the literature on industrial districts. It illustrates a new approach to the study of industrial development, based on well-known industrial districts analysis. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. The World’s Wine Markets

    The World’s Wine Markets

    Edited by Kym Anderson
    This absorbing book examines the period of massive structural adjustment taking place in the wine industry. For many centuries wine was very much a European product. While that is still the case today – three-quarters of world wine production, consumption and trade involve Europe and most of the rest involves just a handful of New World countries settled by Europeans – the importance of exports from non-European countries has risen dramatically over the past decade. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 223.00   Web: $ 200.70
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  20. How Cartels Endure and How They Fail

    How Cartels Endure and How They Fail

    Edited by Peter Z. Grossman
    Why do some cartels fail and others succeed? This question has intrigued economists for a hundred years, and they have created an extensive body of theory to help explain cartel behaviour. This book looks at the experience of actual cartels and challenges their portrayal as found in the existing literature. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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