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reflects many factors. Among these we would draw attention to the long period of post-war economic growth across the globe, the effective response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, the emergence of new right politics in most Western states, the decline of communism in Europe, the critique of the bureaucratic power of states, and the seductiveness of the notion of consumer choice. Callon (1998) and Miller (2002) are among commentators who suggest that powerful theories, especially from economics, have a tendency to create the world which they purport to describe, reality

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Scale of demand and the role of competences

networks as well. The balance of skills needed and their requisite variety is clearly evident in table 8.8. Table 8.8 Entry barriers for different types of European software producer (average scores) Firm type Knowledge of Financial Marketing and user’s Technological skill Image and Corporate resources sales network environment and capabilities reputation culture Software and services 2.83 System software and utilities 1.50 Packaged software 3.50 Services (EDP, Consulting/training) 2.23 Technical services (software development tool expert systems) 3.50 3.25 3.64 3

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twentieth century. That political dominance by parties, ideologies and policies 200 Stan Metcalfe and Alan Warde of New Right provenance coincided with increasing inequalities in income within the nation states of the Western world, strikingly so in the USA and Britain, should come as no surprise. Indeed, for Marshall (1950), it was precisely the tendencies of markets to generate material inequalities that called forth welfare provision which might give each citizen sufficient resources to participate fully in social life. Parallel inequalities conceived on a global

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Issues, debates and an overview of the crisis

all-time high of $167 billion in 1996.60 Propelling this expansion was an aggressive search by global capital markets (which operate around the clock) for ever higher returns to capital.61 Large private capital flows to emerging markets were driven in part by low interest rates in Japan, Western Europe and the United States, along with international investors’ imprudent search for high yields. Developed country banks and financial institutions, often trapped in slow-growing but highly competitive home markets, scanned the globe for investment opportunities. Emerging

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