International Networks of Banks and Industry

International Networks of Banks and Industry

by M. Fennema

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400975255
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Series: Studies in Industrial Organization , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

0 Introduction.- I Themes and Problems.- 1.0 Introduction.- 1.1 The theory of finance capital.- 1.2 Interlocking directorates and economic power.- 1.3 Financial groups.- 1.4 Corporate elite and capitalist class.- 1.5 Summary.- II Between Market and Hierarchy.- 2.0 Introduction.- 2.1 The organization of firms and markets: a neo-classical explanation.- 2.2 Some definitions of firms.- 2.3 Power and control.- 2.4 Ownership and control.- 2.5 Competition, cooperation and control.- 2.5.1 Concentration and centralization.- 2.5.2 The level-of-analysis problem.- 2.6 Summary.- III Imperialism in the Seventies: two models.- 3.0 Introduction.- 3.1 Theories of imperialism.- 3.1.1 Their origins.- 3.1.2 After World War II.- 3.2 Two models.- 3.3 Research design.- 3.4 Summary.- IV The International Corporate Elite.- 4.0 Introduction.- 4.1 The organization of the supervising and executive function in different countries.- 4.2 Selection of the international corporate elite.- 4.3 Network characteristics of the international corporate elite.- 4.3.0 Introduction.- 4.3.1 The finance capitalists.- 4.3.2 The big linkers.- 4.4 Types of interlocking directorates.- 4.4.0 Introduction.- 4.4.1 Multiple interlocks.- 4.5 Summary.- V National Versus International Integration.- 5.0 Introduction to some graph-theoretical concepts.- 5.1 General patterns in the international network.- 5.1.1 Compactness of the international network.- 5.1.2 International integration of national networks.- 5.2 The international network of Western firms.- 5.2.0 Introduction.- 5.2.1 Local centrality.- 5.2.2 Global centrality.- 5.2.3 Overall centrality.- 5.3 Industrial concentration versus economic centralization.- 5.4 Summary.- VI Domination and Control.- 6.0 Introduction.- 6.1 Clusters of heavily interlocked firms.- 6.1.1 The network at multiplicity-level two.- 6.1.2 The network at multiplicity-level three.- 6.1.3 Conclusions.- 6.2 The network of officer-interlocks.- 6.2.0 Introduction.- 6.2.1 Domination and control.- The network of all officer-interlocks.- The network of control.- 6.2.2 Financial groups.- 6.2.3 Constellations of interests.- 6.3 Summary.- VII Competition and Cooperation: the role of banks.- 7.0 Introduction.- 7.1 Interlocks among banks.- 7.2 Overlapping spheres of interests.- 7.3 International bank consortia.- 7.4 The American banks.- 7.5 Summary.- VIII The Impact of World Crisis: changes in the network.- 8.0 Introduction.- 8.1 A new economic world order?.- 8.2 Selection of the 1976 sample.- 8.3 The international corporate elite.- 8.3.1 Finance capitalists.- 8.3.2 Big linkers.- 8.4 International versus national integration.- 8.5 Centrality in the nested networks (1976).- 8.6 Domination and control in the 1976 network.- 8.7 Summary.- IX Summary and Conclusions.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 The structure of the international corporate elite.- 9.3 Conflict or cooperation.- 9.4 The meaning of interlocking directorates.- 9.5 The international corporate elite.- References.- Authors Index.- Firms Index.- Appendix A.

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