Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 16–26 | Cite as

European Government-Controlled Enterprises: Explaining International Strategic and Policy Decisions

  • Renato Mazzolini


The aim of this paper is to explain why government-controlled enterprises do or do not have international activities (essentially in the sense of foreign direct investments) and to explain the international operations of such enterprises—which of their major operating policy decisions are distinctive in any way and why. The paper arises from 304 interviews with leading executives, government officials, union leaders, etc. throughout the nine EEC countries.


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© Academy of International Business 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Mazzolini
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  1. 1.Columbia University

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