Industrial Policy in Europe

Industrial Policy in Europe

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After a decade or more of privatisation and deregulation there is a growing consensus that government can have a positive role in promoting industrial development. This book explores a variety of ways in which this might be made to happen. A common theme is the need for participation at the appropriate level: too often industrial policy has been hampered by overcentralised decision-making. Containing contributions by some of Europe's leading industrial economists, Industrial Policy for Europe covers subjects from small business to macroeconomics.However, like other authors, Borcherding et a]. warn against simplistic interpretations and suggest that competition might be more important than ownership. 12 The postal services in Finland could be a case in point. They are not yet privatised, anbsp;...

Title:Industrial Policy in Europe
Author:Keith Cowling
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02


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