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Historical Studies in International Corporate Business - Alice Teichova

Historical Studies in International Corporate Business

By: Alice Teichova (Editor), Maurice Levy-Leboyer (Editor), Helga Nussbaum (Editor)

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Published: 28th April 1989
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This is the sequel to Multinational Enterprise in Historical Perspective (1986), in which the same editorial team continues the historical exploration of a vital but often misconstrued commercial phenomenon. The contributory essays, each written by an authority in the field, raise further questions on the idea of the firm, on periodisation and on research and development, and examine the international financial operations of worldwide corporate business. With the aid of trans-industrial and transnational comparisons, the range of policies pursued by business and government is fully discussed. Above all, this discussion is extended to include the production of mass-consumer goods and the areas of China, Japan and Latin America. All the contributions are based on original historical research undertaken in national and private bank and business archives in Europe, the USA and Japan. In their critical assessments and interpretations the authors are also able to combine economic theory with history.

Preface
Introduction: multinational enterprise
History, the social sciences and economic 'theory', with special reference to multinational enterprise
The changing form of multinational enterprise expansion in the twentieth century
Electrical research, standardisation and the beginnings of the corporate economy
The nature of multinationals, 1870-1939
International price maintenance: control of commodity trade in the 1920s
Financial operations of US transnational corporations: development after the Second World War and recent tendencies
Multinational enterprise - financing, trade, diplomacy: the Swedish case
Foreign penetration of German enterprises after the First World War: the problem of _berfremdung
International industrial cartels, the state and politics: Great Britain between the wars
Vickers and Schneider: a comparison of new British and French multinational strategies 1916-26
J. & P. Coats Ltd in Poland
Multinationals and the French electrical industry, 1889-1940
The Japanese cotton spinners' direct investments into China before the Second World War
Mitsui Bussan during the 1920s
Japanese business in the United States before the Second World War: the case of Mitsui and Mitsubishi
The state and private enterprise in the United States-Latin American oil policy
Transnational corporations and the denationalization of the Latin American cigarette industry
Summary: reflections on the papers and the debate on multinational enterprise: international finance, markets and governments in the twentieth century
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521356008
ISBN-10: 0521356008
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 28th April 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56