A Note on Public Sector Integration: The Decline of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1945

A Note on Public Sector Integration: The Decline of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1945 Review of Industrial Organization 14: 85–90, 1999. c 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. A Note on Public Sector Integration: The Decline of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1945 MANLEY R. IRWIN Professor Emeritus, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, U.S.A. I. Introduction Economists have traditionally confined their study of mergers to the economy’s private sector. Over the years a body of knowledge has contributed to our under- standing of corporate buyouts and acquisitions. But what about the public sector? Can an industrial organization framework tell us anything about the performance of a public enterprise once amalgamated? This note suggests that industrial organization can offer some insight into gov- ernment mergers. Our case study focuses on Great Britain’s treatment of its naval aviation unit, the Royal Naval Air Service. The time, 1914 to 1945, covers naval aviation’s evolution from the First through the Second World War. Specifically, Britain’s aviation consolidation played a pivotal role in arresting the Royal Navy’s once heralded lead in naval aviation. II. The Setting The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), the aviation wing of the Royal Navy, was established by none other than Winston Churchill in 1913. A http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

A Note on Public Sector Integration: The Decline of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1945

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial