International industry evolution patterns

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An exploratory analysis of 35 industries suggests that many of them (21 of 35) were restructuring in the 1980s into a group of large, multi-market firms and a group of product/market specialists. This concentration-specialism trend is a response to intensified competition caused by lower demand growth and deregulation. The concentration-specialism trend appears more pronounced in developed market economies and service industries. The study identifies key strategic options as well as impediments to coping with this trend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-246
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Business Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing


  • Concentration
  • Deregulation
  • International
  • Specialism
  • Strategy


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