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Big Business and the Wealth of Nations

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ISBN-10: 0521663474

ISBN-13: 9780521663472

Edition: 1999

Authors: Alfred D. Chandler, Franco Amatori, Takashi Hikino

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Large industrial enterprises play a vital role in developing new technologies and commercialising new products in all of the major countries. How such firms emerged and evolved constitutes a significant part of 20th-century world history.
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 612
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Overview
Historical and comparative contours of big business
The large industrial enterprise and the dynamics of modern economic growth
National Experiences of Big Business
Prime Drivers in North America and Western Europe
The United States: engines of economic growth in the capital-intensive and knowledge-intensive industries
Great Britain: big business, management, and competitiveness in the twentieth century
Germany: competition abroad, cooperation at home, 1870-1990 Ulrich Wegenroth
Small European nations: cooperative capitalism in the twentieth century Harm G. Schr�ter
Followers in Western Europe
France: the relatively slow development of big business in the twentieth century
Italy: the tormented rise of organizational capabilities between government and families
Spain: big manufacturing firms between state and market, 1917-1990 Xavier Tafunell
Late Industrializers in East Asia and South America
Japan: increasing organizational capabilities of large industrial enterprises, 1880s-1980s
South Korea: enterprising groups and entrepreneurial government
Argentina: industrial growth and enterprise organization, 1880s-1980s Mar�a In�s Barbero
Centrally-Planned Economies in Eastern Europe
USSR: large enterprises
Czechoslovakia: the halting pace to scope and scale
Economic and Institutional Environment of Big Business
Organizational competences, size, and the wealth of nations: some comments from a comparative perspective
Big business and skill formation in the wealthiest nations: the organizational revolution in the twentieth century
Government, big business, and the wealth of nations
Constructing big business: the cultural concept of the firm