European Industrial Policy and Competitiveness

Concepts and Instruments

  • Thomas C. Lawton

About this book


The relentless forces of global competition and regional liberalisation have precipitated a redefinition of industrial policies within the European Union. This book advances a clear and 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.


competition European Union European Union (EU) Human Capital innovation Policy taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas C. Lawton
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Holloway University of LondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-74410-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27629-5
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