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Managing Industrial Change In Western Europe
Managing Industrial Change In Western Europe
Edited by François Duchêne and Geoffrey Shepherd
Frances Pinter, 1987, 247 pp.

Germany, France, Britain and Italy have dealt with industrial change in quite different ways and with greatly varying degrees of success. Why this is so and what the consequences are for European integration and global interdependence are leading issues among the many explored by the six European academics who wrote this book. Individual chapters are quite thoughtful and question conventional wisdom. For instance, the German government is shown to have intervened much more in its economy than its professed principles might suggest, whereas France's rapid growth owes less to its industrial policy than to the liberalization of trade.