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This book examines the mechanisms and channels through which American managerial know-how and US management models were transferred to Europe after 1945, as well as the actual influence on European industries, companies and regions in the 1950s and 1960s. It explores the role of the European Productivity Agency, business leaders, US multinationals, regional networks and institutions, as well as the actual transfer process and potential political, cultural and institutional barriers. The final section contains the...
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The Americanisation of European Business

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This book examines the mechanisms and channels through which American managerial know-how and US management models were transferred to Europe after 1945, as well as the actual influence on European industries, companies and regions in the 1950s and 1960s. It explores the role of the European Productivity Agency, business leaders, US multinationals, regional networks and institutions, as well as the actual transfer process and potential political, cultural and institutional barriers. The final section contains the cases of three European companies which adopted American Management methods to a considerable extent during the 1950s and 1960s.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 The Marshall Plan and the transfer of US management models to Europe: an introductory framework 1
2 From business reform programme to production drive: the transformation of US technical assistance to Western Europe 18
Pt. I Transfer mechanisms and channels 35
3 The European Productivity Agency: a faithful prophet of the American model? 37
4 'Operation Impact': converting European employers to the American creed 55
5 US-owned manufacturing affiliates and the transfer of managerial techniques: the British case 74
6 The regional dissemination of American productivity models in Norway in the 1950s and 1960s 91
Pt. II The transfer process 113
7 Americanisation beyond the mass production paradigm: the case of British industry 115
8 Americanisation and the 'Swedish model' of industrial relations: the introduction of the MTM system at Volvo in the postwar period 133
9 The limits of Americanisation and the emergence of an alternative model: the Marshall Plan in Emilia-Romagna 149
Pt. III The translation and transformation 169
10 An Americanised company in Germany: the Vereinigte Glanzstoff Fabriken AG in the 1950s 171
11 Selective adaptation of American management models: the long-term relationship of Pechiney with the United States 190
12 Learning from America: the remodelling of Italy's public-sector steel industry in the 1950s and 1960s 208
Index 229
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