Business History and European Integration:How the EEC Competition Policy Affected Company Strategy?

Catégorie :Appels à communication

Date :vendredi, 04 avril 2014

Date limite : dimanche, 15 décembre 2013

Lieu :Paris (France)

Lien : l.d.warlouzet@lse.ac.uk

Contact : l.d.warlouzet..a..lse.ac.uk

Source: Laurent Warlouzet

Résumé :

CALL FOR PAPERS Business History and European Integration: How the EEC Competition Policy Affected Company Strategy? Workshop in Paris, 4 April 2014 Deadline: 15 December 2013

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Business History and European Integration:
How the EEC Competition Policy Affected Company Strategy?
Workshop in Paris, 4 April 2014

Conveners: Eric Bussière (UMR IRICE/ Paris 1-Paris 4-CNRS), Neil Rollings (Glasgow), Laurent Warlouzet (LSE)

While European integration has clearly had tremendous economic consequences, there have been hardly any studies of its concrete impact on companies’ lives. This workshop aims to address this flaw by bridging a gap between the history of European integration on the one hand, and business history on the other hand. It will focus on competition policy, namely how the European Economic Community (EEC) has attempted to regulate cartels, concentrations, dominant positions and state aids since its inception in 1957. It will deal with specific case-studies, and concentrate on the impact of the European decisions on the companies, in order to assess whether the impact of European competition policy was real or minor. The focus will be put on companies (or group of companies) rather than on peak business organisations (like UNICE).

Possible themes include:
-The influence of European competition policy on cartels (or the lack of influence).
-Its influence on mergers, and on the concentration of a given sector.
-Its influence on vertical relations between firms (between producers and distributors, between a producer of raw material and a manufacturer).
-How state aid control forced a company to restructure itself / to be privatized?

Reasonable transport and accommodation costs within Europe will be refunded. The aim of the workshop is to publish the papers in a special issue of a peer-reviewed academic journal. Therefore, full papers of 8.000 words in English are requested for 20 March 2014, i. e. two weeks before the date of the workshop, which will take place in Paris on 4 April 2014. It will be hosted by the IRICE (Identités, Relations internationales et civilisations de l’Europe) research centre.

The editors have already gathered a core of paper-givers but there is still room for some more papers, hence this call for papers. If you are interested, please send a 500 word abstract explaining your case-study and your archival sources by 15 December 2013 to Neil Rollings (Neil.Rollings@glasgow.ac.uk) and to Laurent Warlouzet (l.d.warlouzet@lse.ac.uk).

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