European competitiveness by Kirsty Hughes; Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

By Kirsty Hughes; Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

Studying the major components making a choice on present and destiny eu competitiveness, this e-book makes a speciality of the problems of internationalization of organizations and markets, the position of expertise and innovation, and of constant eu integration, and bargains with those matters at the point of companies, industries, and international locations. The competitiveness of the EC as a complete, relative to the U.S. and Japan, can be tested. will probably be of curiosity to scholars, students and coverage makers all in favour of undefined, know-how, alternate, and the way forward for the EC

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This is not surprising if one considers the complexity of the concept of competitiveness and of its links with the issue of competition in a world of imperfect markets, of multinational enterprises and of technological and institutional change (see Hughes, 1990). Once all these aspects have been taken into account, a basic general question is: are the welfare gains associated with internationalisation of production likely to be large relative to any efficiency losses associated with imperfect market structure or, more precisely, with efficiency losses due to a change in market structure?

4 The choice of corporate strategies in FDI When we applied the logit analysis to the full sample of Italian FDI, we noticed that the propensity to NCI was positively and significantly related to diversification. This result has suggested further investigation of which variables diversification abroad may be connected to. 2)) (see table 3, col. 5). Obviously, the variable NCI is still positively associated with the probability of diversification. The negative correlation between DIV and the age of the FDI confirms the growing importance of diversification strategies in time.

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