Between the State and multinationals: the Spanish industrial firm during the years of integration in the European Community

Authors

  • Veronica Binda Università Bocconi, Milano

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v1i28.19573

Keywords:

Big Business, State Intervention, Integration in the EEC., Multinationals

Abstract

This article analyzes the features of the largest industrial firms in Spain during the years of the integration in the European Economic Community. The paper suggests that government intervention during the Francoist period lead to the consolidation of models of management different from those of the largest European and U.S. enterprises. When the integration in the European Economic Community, most large Spanish enterprises proved to be fragile and not competitive enough to remain at the top of the national economy. Many of the firms grown in the Francoist period have given up their own activity to the more efficient foreign multinationals, that presently dominate the large Spanish industry.

Published

2017-07-20

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Section

Articles