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Business History around the World

Business History around the World

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Part of Comparative Perspectives in Business History

Franco Amatori, Geoffrey Jones, Louis Galambos, William Lazonick, Jonathan Zeitlin, William J. Hausman, Keetie E. Sluyterman, Håkan Lindgren, Harm G. Schröter, Youssef Cassis, Giorgio Bigatti, Albert Carreras, Xavier Tafunell, Eugenio Torres, Margarita Dritsas, Akira Kudô, Chi-Kong Lai, María Inés Barbero, Andrea Colli, Mary B. Rose, Mathias Kipping, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521821070

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  • This book offers the first in-depth international survey of current research and debates in business history. Great advances have been made in the history of business enterprise and business systems over the last two decades. Historians are documenting and analyzing the evolution of a wide range of important companies--their patterns of innovation, production and distribution, financial affairs, political activities and their social impact. The volume is a reference work of value to historians, economists, management researchers and others concerned in accessing the latest perspectives on the evolution of business.

    • Gives a global coverage of business history
    • Much of the material is presented here in English
    • Unique in taking an historical perspective to modern business practices
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    "wide-ranging, indispensable book." - EH.NET, William H. Becker, George Washington University

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    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521821070
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    List of contributors
    1. Introduction Franco Amatori and Geoffrey Jones
    Part I. General Issues, Open Questions, Controversies:
    2. Identity and the boundaries of business history: an essay on consensus and creativity Louis Galambos
    3. Understanding innovative enterprise: toward the integration of economic theory and business history William Lazonick
    4. Productive alternatives: flexibility, governance, and strategic choice in industrial history Jonathan Zeitlin
    Part II. Area Patterns:
    5. Business history in the United States at the end of the twentieth century William J. Hausman
    6. British and Dutch business history Geoffrey Jones and Keetie E. Sluyterman
    7. Scandinavian business history at the end of the 1990s: its prior development, present situation, and future Håkan Lindgren
    8. Business history in German-speaking states at the end of the century, achievements and gaps Harm G. Schröter
    9. Business history in France Youssef Cassis
    10. Business history in Italy at the turn of the century Franco Amatori and Giorgio Bigatti
    11. Business history in Spain Albert Carreras, Xavier Tafunell, and Eugenio Torres
    12. Business history in Greece: the state of the art and future prospects Margarita Dritsas
    13. The state of business history in Japan: cross-national comparisons and international relations Akira Kudô
    14. Chinese business history: its development, present situation, and future direction Chi-Kong Lai
    15. Business history in Latin America: issues and debates María Inés Barbero
    Part III. Comparative Business History:
    16. Family firms in comparative perspectives Andrea Colli and Mary B. Rose
    17. Multinationals Geoffrey Jones
    18. Business-government relations: beyond performance issues Mathias Kipping
    19. The opportunities for business history at the beginning of the twenty-first century Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
    Index.

  • Editors

    Franco Amatori, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan

    Geoffrey Jones, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    Contributors

    Franco Amatori, Geoffrey Jones, Louis Galambos, William Lazonick, Jonathan Zeitlin, William J. Hausman, Keetie E. Sluyterman, Håkan Lindgren, Harm G. Schröter, Youssef Cassis, Giorgio Bigatti, Albert Carreras, Xavier Tafunell, Eugenio Torres, Margarita Dritsas, Akira Kudô, Chi-Kong Lai, María Inés Barbero, Andrea Colli, Mary B. Rose, Mathias Kipping, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

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