International Business History: A Contextual and Case Approach

International Business History: A Contextual and Case Approach

by Dennis M.P. McCarthy, D. M. McCarthy
     
 

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944131
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1994
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: International Business and Context1
1Family Businesses Expanding Across Borders and Generations: The Medicis, Fuggers, Rothschilds9
2Distinctive National Patterns of Multinational Emergence: The United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Sweden31
3Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: EC9257
4Singer and International Harvester in Late Imperial Russia73
5United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Guatemala83
6Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: The U.S.-Canada Free Trade Act93
7Mining at Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 1850-1930s: The Triumph of the Cerro Corporation103
8Mining in Colombia: Energy Contracts and Exxon, 1951-1983117
9Tourism in the Bahamas: Foreign Capital and the Creation of Freeport129
10Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: The U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Act141
11South Africa: A Complicated Situation for International Business153
12Namibia: Multiple Victimizations, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present171
13Capitalism v. Socialism in Independent Africa: An Exclusive Dichotomy?187
14Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration in Africa199
15State Capitalism and the Emergence of International Business in Japan213
16India: The Green Revolution, Bhopal, and Multinational Enterprise Liability227
17Implications of Economic Reform in China for International Business235
18Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration in Asia and the Western Pacific249
Suggested Readings255
Sources265
Index279

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