Title: Parochialism in EU economic policy: case study between the Boeing Company and the Airbus Company

Authors: Daniel E. Armanios

Addresses: University of Pittsburgh, 648 Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

Abstract: The mechanisms for European Union (EU) economic policy making mandate that for Common Commercial Policy (CCP) to be effective, the EU must directly negotiate with member states. Its mission to create cooperation forces the EU to bypass national governments and directly target parochial governments due to the need to rapidly mobilise human capital to account for real-time industrial changes. This work attempts to address this issue using the aeronautic industry, which requires European cooperation and regularly interacts with US economic interests. Each European country involved in the aeronautic industry is analysed on how they individually make policy and at what parochial levels the EU must interact with in making CCP. These assertions are validated using the case study of the subsidies conflict between Boeing and Airbus and illustrate the tension between European and US economic policy.

Keywords: cooperation; competition; consensus; majoritarian; parochialism; aeronautics; aerospace industry; Boeing; Airbus; EU economic policy; European Union; Common Commercial Policy; US economic policy; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2006.010073

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2006 Vol.6 No.1, pp.66 - 85

Published online: 14 Jun 2006 *

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