The Growth of Big Business in the United States and Western Europe, 1850-1939by Christopher J. Schmitz
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.
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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