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The Economics of the Global Defence Industry



ISBN 9781138608092
Published November 13, 2019 by Routledge
616 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations

 
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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

Preface

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

KEITH HARTLEY

6 The French defence industry

JEAN BELIN, JULIEN MALIZARD AND HÉLÈNE MASSON

7 Trans-European arms companies and industries

KEITH HARTLEY

8 The Italian defence industry

RAUL CARUSO

9 Germany

MICHAEL BRZOSKA

10 The Spanish defence industry: a long way to go

ANTONIO FONFRÍA AND CARLOS MARTÍ

11 Greece

CHRISTOFOROS KALLONIATIS AND CHRISTOS KOLLIAS

12 Polish defence industry: learning to walk again

STEFAN MARKOWSKI AND ANTONI PIEŃKOS

13 Ukraine

DENIS JACQMIN

14 Switzerland

KEITH HARTLEY

15 The Swedish defence industry: drawn between globalization and the domestic pendulum of doctrine and governance

MARTIN LUNDMARK

16 The Norwegian defence industry

KJETIL HATLEBAKK HOVE AND JON OLAV PEDERSEN

17 Turkey

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

RON MATTHEWS

26 South Africa and its defence industry

J. PAUL DUNNE, GUY LAMB AND EFTYCHIA NIKOLAIDOU

27 North Korea’s defense industry

NAM-HOON CHO

28 Overall conclusion

KEITH HARTLEY AND JEAN BELIN

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

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.

Reviews

"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.