The Multinational Traders

The Multinational Traders

by Geoffrey G Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415180023

ISBN-13: 9780415180023

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is a detailed account of the evolution and theory of multinational trading companies. The book features contributions from an international selection of US, European and Asian economists and business historians which demonstrate the importance of trading companies in trade and investment flows in the world economy from the nineteenth century to the

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This book is a detailed account of the evolution and theory of multinational trading companies. The book features contributions from an international selection of US, European and Asian economists and business historians which demonstrate the importance of trading companies in trade and investment flows in the world economy from the nineteenth century to the present. The authors adopt evolutionary and comparative perspectives to examine diversification strategies and organizational structures.
This innovative study provides a major new dimension to our knowledge of the history and theory of international business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415180023
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Routledge International Studies in Business History Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
1Multinational trading companies in history and theory1
2The economic analysis of multinational trading companies22
3From regional trade to global shipping: Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co within the Mackinnon Enterprise Network48
4The German metal traders before 191466
5Dutch multinational trading companies in the twentieth century86
6British trading companies in South America after 1914102
7Trading companies in twentieth-century Sweden128
8The development of Swiss trading companies in the twentieth century150
9French trading companies in sub-Saharan Africa 1960-90173
10Japanese general trading companies and 'free-standing' FDI after 1960183
11Is efficiency compatible with history?: Evidence from Japanese general trading companies201
12Why do traders invest in manufacturing?213
Index228

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