Trans-Atlantic Discrepancies Highlight U.S. Efficiencies

Hackett, Greg
March 1999
Financial Executive;Mar/Apr99, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p49
Academic Journal
The article focuses on differences in finance costs and performance between American and European companies. It states that benchmark figures reveal that finance costs are 30 percent higher for European companies compared to similar American companies and are also a greater percent of total revenue for European companies. It states that European companies have considerably lower productivity and higher transaction costs compared to American counterparts. It suggests that one reason for this is the lack of widespread technological investments to lower costs and improve efficiency by European companies.


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