The Growth of Big Business in the United States and Western Europe, 1850-1939

The Growth of Big Business in the United States and Western Europe, 1850-1939

by Christopher J. Schmitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521552826

ISBN-13: 9780521552820

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides the first available introductory, comparative account of the rise of giant business corporations in America and Europe in the century before the Second World War. It discusses the evolution of firms such as Ford, Exxon, Unilever and Siemens.

Overview

This book provides the first available introductory, comparative account of the rise of giant business corporations in America and Europe in the century before the Second World War. It discusses the evolution of firms such as Ford, Exxon, Unilever and Siemens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552820
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series
Edition description:
1st Cambridge University Press ed
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Note; Editor's preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The nature and origins of big business; 3. Variations in the rise and spread of big business; 4. Institutional and technological factors; 5. Markets, hierarchies and the managerial revolution; 6. The impact of big business; 7. Conclusions: history and theory; Notes and references; Select bibliography; Index.

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