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Rival capitalists : international competitiveness in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe / Jeffrey A. Hart.

By: Hart, Jeffrey A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cornell studies in political economy: Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1992Description: x, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0801426499 (cloth); 9780801426490 (cloth); 0801499496 (paper); 9780801499494 (paper).Subject(s): Industries -- Japan | Industries -- European Economic Community countries | Industries -- United States | Industrial policy -- Japan | Industrial policy -- European Economic Community countries | Industrial policy -- United States | Competition, International | European Economic Community countries -- IndustriesDDC classification: 338.09 Other classification: 83.32 | MG 11020 | QM 000 | QM 200
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HC462.9 .H2274 1992 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001213255

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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What determines whether a modern industrialized national economy will succeed in selling its products in competitive world markets? Hart asserts that the creation, diffusion, and application of new technology within the nation are crucial and depend upon the (changing) institutional relationships among the nations's government, business, and labor. To support his contention, Hart describes the evolution of three industries (steel, autos, and semiconductors) in five nations (the US, Britain, France, Japan, and Germany) mostly for the period 1945-90. During that time the US failed because, for example, of its fragmented governmental structure; Britain, because of the political power of its labor. Japan succeeded because of its successful cooperation between government and business; Germany, because of cooperation between its skilled labor force (highly trained by government) and its businesses. Undergraduates in comparative economics and business-government relations will enjoy Hart's readable accounts of specific developments. Professional social scientists should benefit from his deft blend and application of theories from political science and economics.

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<p>Jeffrey A. Hart is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University.</p>

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