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  1. Economic Policy and Manufacturing Performance in Developing Countries

    Economic Policy and Manufacturing Performance in Developing Countries

    Edited by Oliver Morrissey, Michael Tribe
    This book considers the impact of economic reforms on manufacturing performance and explores policy options for promoting manufacturing. Using country-specific case studies spanning Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and Latin America, the authors examine the evidence for and against both trade liberalisation and government support policy. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. The Global Challenge to Industrial Districts

    The Global Challenge to Industrial Districts

    Edited by Paolo Guerrieri, Simona Iammarino, Carlo Pietrobelli
    The current trend towards globalization is posing a substantial challenge to SME clusters to restructure and reach out to distant markets and knowledge sources, while at the same time exploiting the advantages of local factors and agglomeration. This book represents a first attempt to analyze these issues in detail, employing novel empirical evidence. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2003   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  3. The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry

    The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry

    L. G. Thomas, III
    Japan has succeeded in many industries through its renowned production system. Competitive advantage, however, in the new economy is shifting from production to demand-based capabilities. One such new industry is pharmaceuticals, where Japan has been a resounding failure, both from public policy and corporate strategy perspectives. This book provides a detailed examination of how Japan has socially constructed its pharmaceutical industry, the economic and political bases of this construction and the consequences for corporate innovation and performance. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. Innovation and Employment

    Innovation and Employment

    Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Maureen McKelvey
    Which kinds of growth lead to increased employment and which do not? This is one of the questions that this important volume attempts to answer. The book explores the complex relationships between innovation, growth and employment that are vital for both research into, and policy for, the creation of jobs. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. The Growth of Service Industries

    The Growth of Service Industries

    Edited by Thijs ten Raa, Ronald Schettkat
    Problems arise if budgets for services are held constant whilst prices rise. Education, cultural activities and health services are under constant budgetary pressure. The authors argue that the price of commodities is linked to demand and price increases would therefore seem to threaten the very existence of these services. The paradox of these services is that in spite of their exploding costs, demand persists. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Competitiveness, Technology and Skills

    Competitiveness, Technology and Skills

    Sanjaya Lall
    This book draws together recent contributions by Sanjaya Lall – a leading authority on international investment, technology and industrial policy – on competitiveness and its major determinants. It draws upon his wide experience of competitiveness analysis in Asian and African countries and his recent work on technology and skills. It contains his most important published material as well as previously unpublished articles, and will be of interest to students, researchers and policy analysts interested in industrial development, technology and human resources. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 215.00   Web: $ 193.50
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  7. The Anatomy and Evolution of Industries

    The Anatomy and Evolution of Industries

    Orietta Marsili
    In this challenging book, Orietta Marsili examines the relationship between industrial dynamics and technological change. By combining formal evolutionary modelling with empirical evidence, she illustrates how the characteristics of innovative processes in different technological regimes influence market structure and dynamics. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Entrepreneurial Competition and Industrial Location

    Entrepreneurial Competition and Industrial Location

    Michael Peneder
    Entrepreneurial Competition and Industrial Location explores the notion of entrepreneurial competition from its theoretical foundations in early Austrian and contemporary evolutionary economics. Focusing on the structural development of the intangible factors of production such as labour skills, advertising and research and development, the book’s empirical implications are tested in a comparative study of competitive performance in the EU, Japan and the USA. Typical mechanisms of external spillovers, shaping industrial location by means of Marshallian cluster formation, highlight the dimension of industrial location. Peneder finally employs the three evolutionary principles of variation, cumulation and selection to establish entrepreneurship, learning and fair markets as the main pillars of modern competitiveness policy. This volume paves the way for a better understanding of the market process, demonstrating the importance of intangible factors as sources of competitive advantage both by conclusive theoretical argument and careful empirical investigation. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Competition Policy, Domestic and International

    Competition Policy, Domestic and International

    F. M. Scherer
    For three decades F.M. Scherer has been writing on questions of competition policy from multiple perspectives as a professional economist, consultant in numerous antitrust and international trade proceedings, and (for two years) chief economist of the US Federal Trade Commission. This volume collects 26 of his most important papers, both previously published and unpublished, on a broad array of competition policy issues. The papers address the historical antecedents and rationale of competition policy, the logic of market definition, the implications of pricing strategies pursued by enterprises with monopoly power, tradeoffs between competition goals and the attainment of static and dynamic efficiency, implementing effective remedies in merger and monopoly cases and the role of competition policy in an increasingly open world economy. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  10. Industry and the European Union

    Industry and the European Union

    Edited by Michael Darmer, Laurens Kuyper
    European policies increasingly affect the daily decisions of European firms. Better understanding of the motivation and reasoning behind policies that affect industry is therefore essential to those interested in or affected by industrial policy. Industry and the European Union explores different European policy areas, focusing on aspects that are of particular importance for business. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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  11. The Process of Competition

    The Process of Competition

    Edited by Jackie Krafft
    The study of competition and competitiveness has recently seen a great deal of expansion and development. This timely survey reviews the most important developments in policy and practice. It illustrates the complexity of competitive behaviour in the real world and provides a framework for understanding the different notions of competition. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  12. Social Partnership and Economic Performance

    Social Partnership and Economic Performance

    Bernard Casey, Michael Gold
    In recent years, and to varying degrees, there has been a marked trend towards decentralisation of labour market regulation in many European countries. The authors of this book seek to assess the impact of social partnership and social protection on the macroeconomic performance of nine member states of the European Union – namely Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK. They compare the performance outcomes of these countries with the USA over the last twenty years and find that, in broad terms, the countries that perform ‘best’ are those that have adapted and decentralised their systems of social partnership and protection. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Competitiveness and the Value of Intangible Assets

    Competitiveness and the Value of Intangible Assets

    Edited by Pierre Buigues, Alexis Jacquemin, Jean-François Marchipont
    The authors find that the growing importance of intangibles is transforming the direction of public policies in Europe, particularly industrial, R&D, competition and trade policies. They conclude that government policies must recognise the fact that intangible investment is becoming the key element in bringing about durable growth and accord at least the same priority to intangible factors as to physical investment. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  14. The Dynamics of Asian Manufacturing

    The Dynamics of Asian Manufacturing

    Marcel P. Timmer
    Dr Timmer describes the manufacturing performance of five Asian countries since the 1960s: China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan. Over this period Asian industrial development is placed in an international perspective by comparison with the world productivity leader, the USA. The author uses new empirical data to assess the degree of structural change in the manufacturing sector and its importance for productivity growth. He then discusses conditions for economic growth and catch up, and reviews the role of industrial and technology policies in the promotion of industrial development in Asia. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  15. Industrial Location and Economic Integration

    Industrial Location and Economic Integration

    Barbara Dluhosch
    In recent decades the world economy has been characterized by deepening and widening integration. Throughout this time, there have been concerns that this process may foster the geographical concentration of industries, a view substantiated by contributions to the new economic geography. In this book, Barbara Dluhosch opposes this position and presents an entirely different view of the consequences of globalization. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  16. The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe

    The Globalization of Industry and Innovation in Eastern Europe

    Edited by Christian von Hischhausen, Jürgen Bitzer
    In this important book, industrial and enterprise reform over the last decade in Eastern Europe is critically reviewed in light of increasing Eastern integration into the global economy. The authors argue for the further globalization of Eastern European enterprise networks as a condition for recovery and growth in the region. Empirical evidence is provided from five industrial sectors (car industry, telecommunication, shipbuilding, computers, software), including case studies and international comparisons. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  17. Competition and the World Economy

    Competition and the World Economy

    Francisco C. Sercovich, Choong-Yong Ahn, Claudio Frischtak, Mojmir Mrak, Herman Mügge, Wilson Peres, Samuel M. Wangwe
    Globalisation has had a major impact on manufacturing competitiveness and industrial development in transitional and developing economies. This up-to-date book critically examines the experience of a wide range of countries, focusing on the policy challenges they face in the new global economy. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  18. Beyond the Representative Agent

    Beyond the Representative Agent

    Edited by Mauro Gallegati, Alan Kirman
    This challenging book extends standard economic theory to take into account the presence of heterogeneity among economic agents. It argues for an approach to economic analysis which regards the economy as an interactive system with heterogeneous agents and not simply a system which treats aggregates as some ‘representative’ individual. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  19. Contingency, Complexity and the Theory of the Firm

    Contingency, Complexity and the Theory of the Firm

    Edited by Sheila C. Dow, Peter E. Earl
    This is the second book celebrating Brian Loasby’s contribution to economics by an internationally renowned group of authors including Mark Casson, G.B. Richardson, Nicolai Foss, Keith Pavitt, Martin Fransman and Richard Day. It extends Brian Loasby’s work in the area of the theory of the firm and related methodological issues. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  20. Economic Organization and Economic Knowledge

    Economic Organization and Economic Knowledge

    Edited by Shelia C. Dow, Peter E. Earl
    This is the first of two books in honour of Brian Loasby which simultaneously pay tribute to the contributions he has made to economics and extend the realm of Loasby-inspired economics. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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