Competitive Shocks and Industrial Structure: The Case of Polish Manufacturing

Posted: 25 Jul 1997

See all articles by Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat

University of Navarra, IESE Business School; New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Robert E. Kennedy

Ivey Business School, Western University

Date Written: May 1997

Abstract

A large number of countries have recently experienced competitive shocks: sudden increases in the role that market forces play in determining the evolution of various industries. In this paper, we study the implications of Poland's competitive shock for three elements of the structure of that country's manufacturing sector: entry, concentration, and foreign presence. Our analysis underlines the importance of explicitly identifying the specific distortions built into initial (pre-shock) industrial structure and lags in their adjustment to more competitive conditions.

JEL Classification: L16, L6, O12

Suggested Citation

Ghemawat, Pankaj and Kennedy, Robert E., Competitive Shocks and Industrial Structure: The Case of Polish Manufacturing (May 1997). William Davidson Institute WP No. 53. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=11068

Pankaj Ghemawat (Contact Author)

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

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Barcelona, 08034
Spain

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business ( email )

Suite 9-160
New York, NY
United States

Robert E. Kennedy

Ivey Business School, Western University ( email )

1255 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 0N1
Canada

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