Mainstreams in Industrial Organization

Book I. Theory and International Aspects. Book II. Policies: Antitrust, Deregulation and Industrial

  • H. W. de Jong
  • W. G. Shepherd

Part of the Studies in Industrial Organization book series (SIOR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Theory

  3. International Aspects

  4. Antitrust Policy

  5. Deregulation

  6. Industrial Policy

    1. Hiroyuki Odagiri
      Pages 387-412
    2. William Kingston
      Pages 441-461
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 463-465

About this book


The present two volumes contain the essays and part of the discussions as presented at the conference on Mainstreams in Industrial Organiza­ tion, held at the University of Amsterdam, 21-23 August 1985. The thema was chosen because the field of studies commonly designated "industrial organization" in the Anglo-Saxon countries, or "market theory" in Continental Europe, has experienced important alterations during the past decade. Partly this reflects changing theoretical views inside the field, in which shifts in the core concepts have occurred and different emphasis is laid on time-honoured views and results. Partly, critical views have been voiced from outside the field. As in all open scientific debate, they have to be weighed and, if necessary, taken into account. Partly also, diver­ gent developments in thinking between the Anglo-Saxon, European and Japanese areas need to be considered, because both the problems and the ways of approaching them still differ. The variety of views, theori~s and results is testimony to the vitality of this field of economics; variety is generated by the creative endeavours, from which the chaff is being beaten out by critical discussions. That is especially true for the concept of competition itself, which industrial organization economists are debating intensively.


Industrial Organization

Editors and affiliations

  • H. W. de Jong
    • 1
  • W. G. Shepherd
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Michigan at Ann ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-0495-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0493-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4646
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