Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions / Edition 1

Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions / Edition 1

by Thomas K. McCraw
     
 

What explains the national economic success of the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan? What can be learned from the performances of leading business firms? How important were specific innovations by individual entrepreneurs? What is the true nature of capitalist development? Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Thomas McCraw and his coauthors present… See more details below

Overview

What explains the national economic success of the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan? What can be learned from the performances of leading business firms? How important were specific innovations by individual entrepreneurs? What is the true nature of capitalist development? Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Thomas McCraw and his coauthors present penetrating answers to these questions in Creating Modern Capitalism, the first book to explain for a broad audience the interconnections among technological innovation, management science, the power of entrepreneurship, and national economic growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674175563
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
760
Sales rank:
960,911
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.62(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction [Thomas K. McCraw]
  • Josiah Wedgwood and the First Industrial Revolution [Nancy F. Koehn]
  • British Capitalism and the Three Industrial Revolutions [Peter Botticelli]
  • Rolls-Royce and the Rise of High-Technology Industry [Peter Botticelli]
  • German Capitalism [Jeffrey Fear]
  • August Thyssen and German Steel [Jeffrey Fear]
  • The Deutsche Bank [David A. Moss]
  • Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan, and the Three Phases of Marketing [Thomas K. McCraw and Richard S. Tedlow]
  • American Capitalism [Thomas K. McCraw]
  • IBM and the Two Thomas J. Watsons [Rowena Olegario]
  • Toyoda Automatic Looms and Toyota Automobiles [Jeffrey R. Bernstein]
  • Japanese Capitalism [Jeffrey R. Bernstein]
  • 7-Eleven in America and Japan [Jeffrey R. Bernstein]
  • Retrospect and Prospect [Thomas K. McCraw]
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index

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