Corporate structure of leading firms in Europe: does country origin still matter?
AbstractThis article traces the changing impact of national differences on the geographical and industry diversification strategy of leading firms in Europe in 1987-2000, a period of intensified European integration. The results indicate that, whereas country of origin had a significant effect at the beginning of the period, its impact has gradually diminished over time, with firms overall focusing resources on core activities but at the same time expanding production more internationally. However, some country differences do persist over time. Especially firms originating from Germany and Italy appear to be still significantly influenced by national differences.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in its series Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series with number 2004-12.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 21 Jun 2004
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