Understanding and Regulating the Market At A Time of Globalization: The Case of the Cement Industry

Hardcover | February 12, 2000

byHerve Dumez

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How does a market globalize? How do antitrust and trade policies speed up or slow down the process? How do firms take part in it? This book offers a comprehensive appraisal of the phenomenon from a thorough study of the cement industry. Considered as a model of spatial competition in economic textbooks and inherently local, the industry globalized in the 1980s. This book deals with this extreme case highlighting the fundamental characteristics of globalization.

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How does a market globalize? How do antitrust and trade policies speed up or slow down the process? How do firms take part in it? This book offers a comprehensive appraisal of the phenomenon from a thorough study of the cement industry. Considered as a model of spatial competition in economic textbooks and inherently local, the industr...

Hervé Dumez and Alain Jeunemaître are Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Gestion, Éscole Polytechnique, Paris.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.92 × 5.5 × 0.84 inPublished:February 12, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312226225

ISBN - 13:9780312226220

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Table of Contents

Foreword--Suzanne Berger, M.I.T. * Introduction * The Cement Industry: A Model Case * Part I: Local Competition * Stabilizing Local Competition * Local Market Stabilization and Rivalry * Local Market Stabilization and Competition Policy * Part II: Globalization of Local Markets * The Internal Conditions of Globalization * The Globalization Process * Strategic Responses to Globalization * Part III: Understanding and Regulating Markets at a Time of Globalization * The European Case