Strategy, Structure and Performance in European Industry: Corporate and National Perspectives

Whittington, Richard, Mayer, Michael and Curto, Francesco (2000) Strategy, Structure and Performance in European Industry: Corporate and National Perspectives. In: Quack, Sigrid, Morgan, Glenn and Whitley, Richard, (eds.) National Capitalisms, Global Competition and Economic Performance. Advances in organization studies (3). John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 105-127. ISBN 978-1556197468

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Why are some firms successful on global markets whilst others are not? In this collection of papers, a group of distinguished international researchers examine the inter-relationship between national context, firm performance and global competitiveness. In a series of empirical studies covering major industries (such as banking, telecommunications, construction, automobiles, and airlines) in a number of European countries (Great Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Finland, Slovenia), the studies show how distinctive patterns of firm competences and capabilities arise from national contexts. These influence the way in which firms perform in response to changing technologies and competitive pressures. Thus the impact of the globalisation of economic activity may be to reinforce existing national differences in firm performance rather than producing a homogenisation and standardisation.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: business strategy; strategic planning
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 13:59

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