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Foreign Competition and the UK


  • Arthur W. Lake


This paper, which seeks to identify factors contributing to the rate and character of technical transfer and to assess host-country research and development effort in response to foreign competition, is one of three examining the impact of technically-advanced companies, particularly American, on British industries. Beginning first with an analysis of imitation cycles in pharmaceuticals and making use of a model of these, the study proceeds to examine the transnational operations of American and other foreign companies, showing the connection between company size, sales and new product introductions.

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  • Arthur W. Lake, 1976. "Foreign Competition and the UK," NBER Working Papers 0155, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:0155

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    1. Henry G. Grabowski, 1968. "The Determinants of Industrial Research and Development: A Study of the Chemical, Drug, and Petroleum Industries," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 76, pages 292-292.
    2. Arthur W. Lake, 1976. "Transnational Activity and Market Entry in the Semiconductor Industry," NBER Working Papers 0126, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Dunning, John H., 2004. "The contribution of British scholarship to international business studies," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 257-279, April.

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