A Small Country Perspective
The European defence industries are currently undergoing a transformation. The old ‘national defence industries’ that could rely on protection and regular orders from their national governments are being replaced by an integrated, global defence industry that both produces and sells defence equipment internationally. Although national governments still play a role in defining the framework conditions for their domestic industries, the policy instruments that they can apply are increasingly being limited by supranational regulations, and the business opportunities of their defence industries are increasingly being shaped by factors outside their own borders. In this book, we have attempted to understand how processes of defence market liberalization affect the European defence industries. The book has investigated this issue from the perspective of companies, national defence authorities and the EU, and has looked at the implications of liberalization processes for innovation, international competitiveness and national security. Through the use of diverse methods such as econometrics, interviews, case studies and agent-based modelling, this book has sought to show that both firm-level dynamics and country-level characteristics affect the outcome of the liberalization process. And through the application of a diverse set of theoretical approaches, mostly rooted within the fields of economics, business studies and political sciences, it has sought to show that issues of security, innovation and international competitiveness are deeply intertwined.
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