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Les déterminants des stratégies réactives des sous-traitants de la défense


  • Vincent Frigant

    () (GREThA - Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée - UB - Université de Bordeaux - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Sylvain Moura

    (GREThA - Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée - UB - Université de Bordeaux - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


This paper analyzes the reactive strategies set up by the sub-contracting SMEs of defense in three European regions during the 1990's. The first part of the paper explains why these subcontractors had to take the way of a reactive strategy and clarifies the characteristics of the four strategies they developed. These strategies are spread from a radical exit of defense to a voluntary commitment, via two intermediate types : the compensation and the dualisation. The second part of the paper explains the reasons of these choices. Three variables and two levels held attention. The three variables are: the SMEs managers' representations about the markets trend, the internal competencies of SMEs and the constraints of financing. The two levels relate to the intrafirm and the external relations. We argue that the subcontractors have a certain degree of freedom concerning the internal interpretation of the three variables, but the external context contributes to inflect the decision-making process of SMEs, and thus contributes to forge the strategic choice carried out.

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  • Vincent Frigant & Sylvain Moura, 2004. "Les déterminants des stratégies réactives des sous-traitants de la défense," Post-Print hal-00671747, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00671747
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    1. Vincent Frigant, 2001. "Une lecture hirschmaninne de la coordination : le loyalisme dans les systèmes productifs territorialisés," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(5), pages 743-762.
    2. Bernard Jullien & Vincent Frigant & Pierre Bitard & Sylvain Moura, 2002. "Politiques publiques et restructurations des territoires de l'ASD : l'Aquitaine dans le paysage européen," Post-Print hal-00257486, HAL.
    3. Thierry Kirat & Denis Bayon & Blanc Hélène, 2003. "Maîtriser les coûts des programmes d'armement," Post-Print halshs-00004239, HAL.
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    1. Vincent Frigant, 2006. "Vers une politique sectorielle régionale ? Leçons à partir de l'histoire de l'industrie aérospatiale en Aquitaine," Post-Print hal-00157659, HAL.
    2. Bernard JULLIEN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113), 2009. "Institutionalist analysis of an industry: project and methodology (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2009-19, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    3. Renelle Guichard & Sebastien Tran, 2006. "L'innovation distribuée: un modèle organisationnel généralisable ? Le cas du secteur de la défense," Post-Print hal-00293630, HAL.
    4. Vincent Frigant & Bernard Jullien, 2011. "L'inéluctable incomplétude des politiques industrielles régionales et européennes : les leçons de la reconversion des industries de la Défense dans les années 90," Post-Print hal-00675076, HAL.


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