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MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION ACTIVITY IN EUROPE AND THE COMPLET ION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY'S INTERNAL MARKET IN 1992

Objective



IT IS PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH A JOINT RESEARCH NETWORK OF ECONOMISTS WORKING ON MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS(MNCS).THEY WILL UNDERTAKE TO INVESTIGATE THE REORGANISATION OF EUROPEAN INDUSTRIES CONSEQUENT UPOON AN INCREASE IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION POST-1992.USING COUNTRY CASE STUDIES AND JOINT RESREARCH INITIATIVES TO EXPLORE MORE DEEPLY PARTICULARR ISSUES RELATED TO THE OVERALL THEME,THE LIKELY CHANGES IN THE OWNERSHIP AND LOCATION$ OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY IN EUROPE WILL BE EXAMINED IN THE LIGHYT OF THE EXPERIENCE GAINED SINCE THE CREATION AND ENLARGEMENT OF THE E.C.THE PROJECT WILL ASSESS THE IMPACT OF NON-EC (ESPECIALLY US AND JAPANESE) MNCS SETTING UP,EXTENDING AND RATIONALISING THEIR OPERATIONS IN EC MEMBER STATES.
THE REORGANISATION OF EUROPEAN FIRMS THEMSELVES THROUGH INTRA-EC INVESTMENT FLOWS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.THE STRATEGIC INTERACTION BETWEEN US,JAPANESE AND EUROPEAN MNCS WILL BE EMPHASISED.THE RESEARC SEEKS TO ESTABLISH VARIATIONS IN THE EFFECTS OF INTEGRATION ACROSS FIRMS,INDUSTRIES AND MEMBER COUNTRIES.ATTENTION WILL ALSO BE PAID TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE REORGANISATION OF EUROPEAN INDUSTRIES AND MNC ACTIVITIES LOCATED OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF READING
Address
Whiteknights, Whiteknights House, Palmer Building
RG6 6AH Reading / Silchester
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

U.AUT.MADRID
Spain
Address

Madrid
U.T. LISBOA
Portugal
Address

Lisboa
UNIVERSITE DE TOULOUSE 1, SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Place Anatole France
31042 Toulouse
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address

Antwerpen
Università degli Studi di Roma
Italy
Address

Roma