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L'Espagne et la formation de multinationales européennes des non ferreux

Abstract : Spain proved a fertile ground for early or future multinationals in the non-ferrous industry. The history of these companies, founded between 1853 and 1881 (Peñarroya, l'Asturienne des Mines, Río Tinto…), is instructive in terms of the role played by geographical space in the evolution of transnational companies. The initial spatial framework can work in favour of lasting fidelity to production sites and markets. Their stability in terms of duration may help avoid the doubts generally caused by change but engenders the risk of sluggishness. Faced with the need to develop, sites are having to be thought out anew and rebuilt according to the needs of capital, the recomposition of markets or the opening of new production structures. For these reasons, the only non-ferrous transnationals based in Spain to have met with long-term success are those which prepared themselves culturally to question their own policies in terms of location.
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Gérard Chastagnaret. L'Espagne et la formation de multinationales européennes des non ferreux. Rives Méditerranéennes, UMR TELEMME, 2001, Multinationales et espaces en Méditerranée (XIXe-XXe siècles), pp.9-26. ⟨10.4000/rives.20⟩. ⟨hal-03167421⟩



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