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European Business, Dictatorship, and Political Risk, 1920-1945 : Business History and Political Economy - Christopher Kobrak

European Business, Dictatorship, and Political Risk, 1920-1945

Business History and Political Economy

By: Christopher Kobrak (Editor), Per H. Hansen (Editor)

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For much of the twentieth century, the prevalence of dictatorial regimes has left business, especially multinational firms, with a series of complex and for the most part unwelcome choices. This volume, which includes essays by noted American and European scholars such as Mira Wilkins, Gerald Feldman, Peter Hayes, and Wilfried Feldenkirchen, sets business activity in its political and social context and describes some of the strategic and tactical responses of firms investing from or into Europe to a myriad of opportunities and risks posed by host or home country authoritarian governments during the interwar period. Although principally a work of history, it puts into perspective some commercial dilemmas with which practitioners and business theorists must still unfortunately grapple.

Business, political risk, and historians in the twentieth centuryp. 3
Multinationals and dictatorship : Europe in the 1930s and early 1940sp. 22
Competition and collaboration among the axis multinational insurers : Munich Re, Generali, and Riunione Adriatica, 1933-1943p. 41
Market assessment and domestic political risk : the case of Degussa and carbon black in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939p. 62
German pharmaceutical companies in South America : the case of Schering AG in Argentinap. 81
Multinational Jewish businesses and the transfer of capital abroad in the face of "Aryanization," 1933-1939p. 103
Siemens in Eastern Europe : from the end of the World War I to the end of World War IIp. 122
Between parent and "child," IBM and its German subsidiary, 1910-1945p. 149
The great northern telegraph company and dictatorshipp. 174
Managing risk in the Third Reich : British business with Germany in the 1930sp. 194
Under threat of Nazi occupation : the fate of multinationals in the Czech lands, 1938-1945p. 206
Industrial capitalism and political constraints : the bureaucratization of economic life during the fascist regimep. 223
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ISBN: 9781571816290
ISBN-10: 1571816291
Series: Business History and Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st November 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51