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Political Strategies for Industrial Order: State, Market, and Industry in France
Political Strategies for Industrial Order: State, Market, and Industry in France
By John Zysman
University of California Press, 1977, 239 pp.

The French government's efforts to develop a modern, national electronics industry that could stand on its own two feet do not count as successes for industrial policy. An ingenious and sometimes complicated analysis by a political scientist from Berkeley distributes the blame among organizational factors in government and business, international competition, and the peculiarities of changing technology.