Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Continental contre Michelin: les industries pneumatiques allemande et française pendant la guerre et la résistance des structures oligopolistiques traditionnelles

Contents:

Author Info

  • Paul Erker
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    [fre] Résumé . Pour une brève période, la Seconde Guerre mondiale a fortement changé les règles et les comportements sur un marché du pneumatique oligopolistique. Elle a offert à la principale entreprise allemande de pneumatiques Continental différentes possibilités d'influencer le rapport de forces dans l'industrie européenne du caoutchouc et du pneumatique à son avantage. Mais, pour ce qui est de ses efforts pour affaiblir la position technologique et économique de Michelin, Continental a échoué. Les raisons n'étaient pas seulement une stratégie victorieuse de défense de la firme française, mais aussi la conviction du management de Continental que tôt ou tard ils seraient à nouveau confrontés à Michelin comme concurrent sur un marché libre et qu'un comportement trop radical handicaperait Continental sur la longue durée. [eng] Abstract . For a short time the Second World War dramatically changed the rules and behaviours in the oligololistic tire market. It opened for the German leading tire company Continental several options, to influence the balances of power in the European Rubber and Tire industry to their own advantage. But as regards the efforts to weaken the technological and economic position of the French tire company Michelin, Continental failed. The reasons not only were the successful strategy of defense, but also the conviction of the Continental management, that sooner or later they would be again confronted with Michelin as competitor in a free market and that to behave too radical would harm Continental in the long run.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3406/hes.2005.2568
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.persee.fr/articleAsPDF/hes_0752-5702_2005_num_24_4_2568/hes_0752-5702_2005_num_24_4_2568.pdf?mode=light
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Histoire, économie et société.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 513-525

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:prs:hiseco:hes_0752-5702_2005_num_24_4_2568

    Note: DOI:10.3406/hes.2005.2568
    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/revue/hes

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:prs:hiseco:hes_0752-5702_2005_num_24_4_2568. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Equipe PERSEE).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.