This important book, a successor volume to European Industries, brings together a number of in-depth and authoritative studies of key European industries, providing fascinating insights into their nature and characteristics.
Each case study examines the recent development, structure, behaviour and performance of the industry in question, and explores competition and other policy issues. The featured industries were selected to illustrate the wide range of cost, demand and policy environments within which European business operates.
The thirteen studies encompass: agriculture, energy, food processing, brewing, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, metals, motor vehicles, air transport, financial services, business services, defence industries and tourism. Together they account for over 40 percent of employment outside the public sector.
Industries in Europe is ideal reading for those seeking a comprehensive introduction to a particular industry and guidance on further study. The book will also prove important reading for students of industrial organisation and related subjects, particularly as a source for case study material.
Edited by Peter Johnson, former Professor of Business Economics, Barclays Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Durham Business School, UK
Contents: Preface 1. Industry in the EU: Trends and Policy Issues 2. Agriculture 3. Energy 4. Food Processing 5. Brewing 6. Pharmaceuticals 7. Biotechnology 8. Metals 9. Motor Vehicles 10. Air Transport 11. Financial Services 12. Business Services 13. Defence Industries 14. Tourism Index