1. Recent economic developments and the prospects of industrial organization.- I Assessing Industrial Economics.- 2. On market theory.- 3. Some challenges for industrial economics.- 4. Neoclassical models of industrial organization: an assessment and comparison with alternative perspectives.- II Aspects of Internationalization.- 5. Industrial organization and trade modelling: the case of Canada/U.S. free trade.- 6. Export price, demand disturbances, and market structure.- 7. R&D innovation and trade performance.- III Innovation Strategies and Technological Development.- 8. Learning patterns within a technological network: the case of the European space program.- 9. Innovation in advanced materials: technological opportunities, innovative processes, effects on the industrial structure.- 10. Strategic partnering and technological co-operation.- IV Mergers, Acquisitions and Competition Policy.- 11. International mergers: the pursuit of global market leadership?.- 12. Merger policy and small open economies: the case of Canada.- 13. Innovations and antitrust.- V Institutional and Structural Change.- 14. Assessing structural change: the case of Austria.- 15. The impact of privatization on the performance of the UK public sector.- 16. Productivity, machinery and skills: clothing manufacturing in Britain and Germany.- Contributors.