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Un siglo de vidrio francŽs: Saint Gobain en Espa–a, de 1905 a la actualidad

  • Esther S‡nchez

    (Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Espa–a)

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    Este art’culo analiza la trayectoria en Espa–a de la empresa francesa Saint Gobain, dedicada a la producci—n de vidrio y otros materiales de construcci—n. Desde que en 1905 fundara su primera y m‡s importante filial industrial en Espa–a (Cristaler’a Espa–ola S.A.), la multinacional francesa experiment— un proceso de crecimiento apenas interrumpido a este lado de los Pirineos. Apost— por llevar a cabo grandes inversiones, confiando en el potencial de desarrollo de la econom’a espa–ola, y se afan— en estrechar los v’nculos con los pol’ticos y hombres de negocios del momento, fuera cual fuera su orientaci—n ideol—gica. Marcas como ÇDuralexÈ, ÇClimalitÈ o ÇSecuritÈ atestiguan la importancia de Saint Gobain en la industria y en la vida cotidiana de los espa–oles. KEY Classification-JEL: IF23. G34. D85. L61.

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    Volume (Year): 07 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages: 395-407

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    Handle: RePEc:ahe:invest:v:07:y:2012:i:03:p:395-407
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