Title: The US challenge of European firms: globalisation, architecture, admiration and perceived innovativeness

Authors: Dominick Salvatore

Addresses: Department of Economics, Fordham University, Bronx, New York l0458, USA

Abstract: During the past decade there has been a revolution in firm management, which greatly affected the relative international competitiveness of European, American, and Japanese firms. This paper examines this revolution in terms of the process of firm globalisation, their utilisation of information technology, firm architecture, and innovation as it evolved during the past decade across the Atlantic and the Pacific, and how firms in the leading economies have participated in and have been affected by this revolution.

Keywords: globalisation; firm architecture; innovativeness; American business model; international management; information technology; innovation; USA; United States; Europe; Japan.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2007.012918

European Journal of International Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.69 - 80

Available online: 24 Mar 2007 *

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