International Business History: A Contextual and Case Approach / Edition 1

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This text presents for the first time the history of international business, using both a case and contextual approach. Case studies from around the world are analyzed in both their internal and external contexts. Divided into five geographical sections--Europe, North America, Central America/South America/the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia/the Western Pacific--the text features case studies of particular businesses of various periods, as well as essays on international business and economic integration in the particular regions. Introductions to each section define main themes and relate the case studies to those themes; commentaries introduce each case study and summarize key issues.

This pioneering text is suitable for upper-division courses in international business history. It can also serve as a supplementary text in courses in international economic history, international economic relations, economic development, and comparative management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275944148
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/27/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

DENNIS M.P. MCCARTHY is Associate Professor of History at Iowa State University in Ames.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: International Business and Context 1
1 Family Businesses Expanding Across Borders and Generations: The Medicis, Fuggers, Rothschilds 9
2 Distinctive National Patterns of Multinational Emergence: The United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Sweden 31
3 Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: EC92 57
4 Singer and International Harvester in Late Imperial Russia 73
5 United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Guatemala 83
6 Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: The U.S.-Canada Free Trade Act 93
7 Mining at Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 1850-1930s: The Triumph of the Cerro Corporation 103
8 Mining in Colombia: Energy Contracts and Exxon, 1951-1983 117
9 Tourism in the Bahamas: Foreign Capital and the Creation of Freeport 129
10 Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: The U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Act 141
11 South Africa: A Complicated Situation for International Business 153
12 Namibia: Multiple Victimizations, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present 171
13 Capitalism v. Socialism in Independent Africa: An Exclusive Dichotomy? 187
14 Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration in Africa 199
15 State Capitalism and the Emergence of International Business in Japan 213
16 India: The Green Revolution, Bhopal, and Multinational Enterprise Liability 227
17 Implications of Economic Reform in China for International Business 235
18 Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration in Asia and the Western Pacific 249
Suggested Readings 255
Sources 265
Index 279
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