The relentless forces of global competition and regional liberalization have precipitated a redefinition of industrial policies within the European Union. This book advances a comprehensive account of the resultant European industrial competitiveness policy framework and its ten constituent elements. It also illustrates how individual instruments of this policy-set shape the European business environment and affect the competitiveness of firms.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Concepts Defined and Scenes Set; T.Lawton Fostering Invention and Innovation: Europe's Collaborative R&D Initiatives; T.Lawton Competition Rules: Promoting and Policing the Single Market; W.Sauter Trade Tools: Holding the Fort or Declaring Open House?; S.McGuire Export Promotion: Gaining Advantage through Credit and Insurance; G.Walzenbach EU Business Taxation: Fighting for Competitiveness or Combating Competition?; C.Radaelli Public Procurement: Regulation and Policy Choices in the EU; C.Bovis Transport Infrastructure: Building for a Competitive Europe; D.Johnson & C.Turner Competing through Human Capital: Training and Education; J.Preston Promoting Competitiveness: Inward Investment Incentives and Enterprise Policy; M.Hodges & T.Lawton Conclusions: Shaping the European Business Environment; T.Lawton
THOMAS LAWTON is Lecturer in European Business and Corporate Strategy at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. He has previously been an EU research fellow at the University of Essex and a Visiting Research Scholar at INSEAD and at UC Berkeley.