The Growth of Big Business in the United States and Western Europe, 1850-1939 / Edition 1

The Growth of Big Business in the United States and Western Europe, 1850-1939 / Edition 1

by Christopher J. Schmitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521557712

ISBN-13: 9780521557719

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides the first available introductory, comparative account of the rise of giant business corporations in America and Europe in the century before the Second World War. It discusses the evolution of firms such as Ford, Exxon, Unilever and Siemens, as well as introducing the reader to the major explanations that have been advanced by historians and

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This book provides the first available introductory, comparative account of the rise of giant business corporations in America and Europe in the century before the Second World War. It discusses the evolution of firms such as Ford, Exxon, Unilever and Siemens, as well as introducing the reader to the major explanations that have been advanced by historians and economists in order to account for these developments in the global economic order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521557719
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #23
Edition description:
1st Cambridge University Press ed
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
744,267
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Note; Editor's preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The nature and origins of big business; 3. Variations in the rise and spread of big business; 4. Institutional and technological factors; 5. Markets, hierarchies and the managerial revolution; 6. The impact of big business; 7. Conclusions: history and theory; Notes and references; Select bibliography; Index.

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