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Managing Political Imperatives in War Time: Strategic Responses of Philips in Australia, 1939–1945

van der Eng, Pierre


The Australian subsidiary of Dutch MNE Philips came under secret service surveillance and faced risk of government takeover as enemy property during World War II. It was also excluded from government contracts for communications equipment, while forced to reduce civilian production. These threats to its assets and operations required the firm to develop an adaptive corporate strategy in order to minimise political risk and also take advantage of opportunities that war production offered. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Business History
DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1259311


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