The Influence of the State and the Competitive Environment

  • Gareth P. Dyas
  • Heinz T. Thanheiser


A major factor distinguishing France from other Western industrial societies has been the role played by government in the management of the economy. While the contrast with Japan and Italy may be slight, the direct way in which the French administration has intervened in industrial affairs has been in sharp contrast to the usual practice in the United States, England and Germany.


Civil Servant Competitive Environment Foreign Competition French Government French Firm 
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    Herbert Leuthy, France Against Herself ( New York: Meridian Books, 1957 ) p. 25.Google Scholar
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    Jean Baumier, Les Grandes Affaires Françaises 1967.Google Scholar
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    Lionel Stoleru, L’Impératif Industriel (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1969) p. 92 (authors’ translation).Google Scholar
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    Octave Gelinier, Le Secret des Structures Competitives (Paris: Editions Hommes et Techniques, 1968 ).Google Scholar

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© Gareth P. Dyas and Heinz T. Thanheiser 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gareth P. Dyas
    • 1
  • Heinz T. Thanheiser
    • 1
  1. 1.The European Institute of Business AdministrationINSEADUK

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