The Multinational Traders

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This volume is a detailed account of the evolution and theory of multinational trading companies. It features an international selection of economists and business historians, demonstrating the importance of trading companies from the nineteenth century to the present.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
1 Multinational trading companies in history and theory 1
2 The economic analysis of multinational trading companies 22
3 From regional trade to global shipping: Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co within the Mackinnon Enterprise Network 48
4 The German metal traders before 1914 66
5 Dutch multinational trading companies in the twentieth century 86
6 British trading companies in South America after 1914 102
7 Trading companies in twentieth-century Sweden 128
8 The development of Swiss trading companies in the twentieth century 150
9 French trading companies in sub-Saharan Africa 1960-90 173
10 Japanese general trading companies and 'free-standing' FDI after 1960 183
11 Is efficiency compatible with history?: Evidence from Japanese general trading companies 201
12 Why do traders invest in manufacturing? 213
Index 228
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