This article extends the debate begun in the June 1992 issue of EMJ when the authors first criticized Michael Porter's explanatory framework in his Competitive Advantage of Nations (1990), over the role of national culture on the competitive advantage of nations. In this paper, Frans van den Bosch and Arno van Prooijen stress that Europe is a locus of competitive advantage if one is prepared to pay attention to the possibility of ‘European Management’ as a potential asset of European firms. In this connection, the transnationalization of European firms is of importance.

European firms
dx.doi.org/10.1016/0263-2373(92)90009-S, hdl.handle.net/1765/11089
ERIM Article Series (EAS)
European Management Journal
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

van den Bosch, F.A.J, & van Prooijen, A.A. (1992). European Management: an emerging competitive advantage of European nations. European Management Journal, 10(4), 445–448. doi:10.1016/0263-2373(92)90009-S