The Economics of the Global Defence Industry
This book makes an original contribution to our knowledge of the world’s major defence industries. Experts from a wide range of different countries – from the major economies of North America and Western Europe to developing economies and some unique cases such as China, India, Singapore, South Africa and North Korea – describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the defence industry in that country.
Each chapter opens with statistics on a key nation’s defence spending, its spending on defence R&D and on procurement over the period 1980 to 2017, allowing for an analysis of industry changes following the end of the Cold War. After the facts of each industry, the authors describe and analyse the structure, conduct and performance of the industry. The analysis of ‘structure’ includes discussions of entry conditions, domestic monopoly/oligopoly structures and opportunities for competition. The section on ‘conduct’ analyses price/non-price competition, including private and state funded R&D, and ‘performance’ incorporates profitability, imports and exports together with spin-offs and technical progress. The conclusion explores the future prospects for each nation’s defence industry. Do defence industries have a future? What might the future defence firm and industry look like in 50 years’ time?
This volume is a vital resource and reference for anyone interested in defence economics, industrial economics, international relations, strategic studies and public procurement.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
1 The global defence industry: an overview
JEAN BELIN AND KEITH HARTLEY
2 The United States and its defense industries
JOMANA AMARA AND RAYMOND FRANCK
3 China’s defence industry
SARAH KIRCHBERGER AND JOHANNES MOHR
4 The Russian defence industry, 1980–2025: systemic change, policies, performance and prospects
CHRISTOPHER MARK DAVIS
5 The United Kingdom
6 The French defence industry
JEAN BELIN, JULIEN MALIZARD AND HÉLÈNE MASSON
7 Trans-European arms companies and industries
8 The Italian defence industry
10 The Spanish defence industry: a long way to go
ANTONIO FONFRÍA AND CARLOS MARTÍ
CHRISTOFOROS KALLONIATIS AND CHRISTOS KOLLIAS
12 Polish defence industry: learning to walk again
STEFAN MARKOWSKI AND ANTONI PIEŃKOS
15 The Swedish defence industry: drawn between globalization and the domestic pendulum of doctrine and governance
16 The Norwegian defence industry
KJETIL HATLEBAKK HOVE AND JON OLAV PEDERSEN
SELAMI SEZGIN AND SENNUR SEZGIN
18 The Israeli defense industry
GIL PINCHAS AND ASHER TISHLER
19 The defense industry of the Republic of Korea
RICHARD A. BITZINGER
20 Japan’s defence industry: from indigenisation to exploring internationalisation
CHRISTOPHER W. HUGHES
21 Canada’s defense industrial base
BINYAM SOLOMON AND CHRISTOPHER E. PENNEY
22 Defense industry in Australia
STEFAN MARKOWSKI, ROB BOURKE AND ROBERT WYLIE
23 Brazil: reassessing Brazil’s arms industry
DIEGO LOPES DA SILVA
24 Indian defence industry: will ‘Make in India’ turn it around?
LAXMAN KUMAR BEHERA
25 Singapore’s defence-industrial ecosystem
26 South Africa and its defence industry
J. PAUL DUNNE, GUY LAMB AND EFTYCHIA NIKOLAIDOU
27 North Korea’s defense industry
28 Overall conclusion
KEITH HARTLEY AND JEAN BELIN
Keith Hartley is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of York, UK.
Jean Belin is Director of the IHEDN Chair in Defence Economics and Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux, France.
"At a time of unprecedented global change, where economic and political certainties have been swept away by a tidal wave of social, economic, technological and industrial revolutions, it is crucial that we understand the forces currently shaping the structure, conduct and performance of the global defence sector. This book offers the reader an expert, detailed yet eminently accessible analysis of the global defence industry as it adjusts to the challenging pressures of the new world disorder.", Emeritus Professor Derek Braddon, University of the West of England.