How Countries Compete

How Countries Compete

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Richard Vietor shows how governments set direction and create the climate for a nation's economic development and profitable private enterprise. Drawing on history, economic analysis, and interviews with executives and officials around the globe, he provides examinations of different government approaches to growth and development.FIGURE 10-1 Percentage difference between the lowest and highest prices of selected automobiles in the European Union in 2004 Opel Corsa VWGolf VW Passat Renault Megane Ford Mondeo Ford Fiesta Audi A4 BMW 3181 36.9 34.5 23.1 22.9 20.5 16.4 ... Yet even for branded consumer goodsa€”like Levia#39;s jeans, Pampers, or a 1.5-liter bottle of Cokea€”price gaps of 50 percent to 70 percent prevailed.

Title:How Countries Compete
Author:Richard H. K. Vietor
Publisher:Harvard Business Press - 2007-01


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