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Partnerships, Corporations, and the Limits on Contractual Freedom in U.S. History: An Essay in Economics, Law, and Culture

Naomi R. Lamoreaux

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that a focus on big business has distorted the understanding of the legal history of the corporation. The relevant context for understanding the evolution of the form must be ... More


British Management and Organization up to the 1940s

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes a period when in spite of the scale and nature of British business activities and the emergence of big business (mostly through intense merger activity), there was a ... More


Nazi Germany, Appeasement, and Anglo-American Big Business, 1933–1941

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the years up to the official American entry into World War II on the side of Britain and the Soviet Union against Germany, Italy, and Japan. During the years 1933–41, strategies ... More


The Birth of the Business Roundtable

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter demonstrates how the Business Roundtable—a consortium of chief executive officers from approximately one hundred and fifty of America's largest publicly and privately held ... More


Big business and economic nationalism in India

Surajit Mazumdar

in Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646210
eISBN:
9780191741630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646210.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter demonstrates why economic nationalism in India both contributed to and coexists with the liberalization process initiated in 1991, a year of substantial reforms. The chapter captures the ... More


British and German Business and Politics under the Pax Americana, 1941–1957

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the third round in the German–American–British business relationship from 1941 to 1957. It begins with an account of Hitler's activities in Eastern Europe, before turning to the ... More


New Economy Romanticism, Narratives of Corporate Personhood, and the Antimanagerial Impulse

Eric Guthey

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

A narrative analysis of New Economy romanticism as a stylized genre of media hype reveals how the framing of celebrity business leaders folds individual personalities together with corporate ... More


The Spiraling of Market Power

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter starts with a discussion of the development of the highly diversified business/industrial groups that have grown in late‐industrializing countries – as exemplified by the zaibatsu in ... More


Creative and Predatory Technology

Geoff Mulgan

in The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165745
eISBN:
9781400866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the widespread assumption that capitalism's future can best be understood as made up of more, and better, technology. The scale of scientific and technological activity today ... More


Direct Marketing for Big Business

Lois K. Geller

in Response: The Complete Guide to Profitable Direct Marketing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158694
eISBN:
9780199849420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158694.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Direct Marketing principles remain the same whatever the size of the company and the advantages of big businesses are cited in this chapter. It also offers solutions to the challenges that big ... More


German Social Stratification: (November 26, 1943)

Herbert Marcuse

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses social stratification in Nazi Germany. Since the abolition of all popular representation, the political decisions in Germany were reached by compromises between the leadership ... More


Hobson Lives? Finance, Finance Capitalism, and British Imperialism, 1870–1914

P. J. Cain

in Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203902
eISBN:
9780191719141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203902.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Imperialism: A Study in the context of modern knowledge of the size, distribution, and ownership of foreign investment and its place in the British economy. It tests the book's ... More


Concluding for the Corporation

RICHARD WHITTINGTON and MICHAEL MAYER

in The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251049
eISBN:
9780191714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter reviews what the unfolding story of European big business can tell us about the three important questions in this study. It begins with the issue of effective strategies and structures. ... More


Conclusions

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter summarizes the major points of the preceding chapters. For the period up to World War I, it became clear that the elites of the United States, and its businessmen on the East ... More


V5. Interest Groups

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The traditional relationship between Labour government and trade unions shifted during 1997–2007 from the ‘union‐party bonding model’ to a ‘union‐distance model’. The creation of new political spaces ... More


Conclusion: The Structure and Limits of Stability

Charles S. Maier

in Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691169798
eISBN:
9781400873708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169798.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the structure and limits of stability achieved by Europe in the postwar period. It shows how a discernible equilibrium among economic interests, classes and nations ... More


Flying Solo: The Aviator and Entrepreneurial Vision

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Five discusses Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, a film based on the life of Howard Hughes, as a rare example in popular culture of a positive portrait of an entrepreneur. Most Hollywood films ... More


Is Tax Reform Good for Business? Is a Pro-business Tax Policy Good for America?

Joel Slemrod

in Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices, and Implications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042475
eISBN:
9780262271707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042475.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines whether tax reform is good for business and whether a tax reform that is good for business is also good for the country. It looks at official positions of various business ... More


The Fight for Public Opinion

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's fight against the unbridled capitalism that he believed was the root cause of the pandemic of human misery and degradation during his time, along with his ... More


The Performance of German Big Business in the Twentieth Century

Diane Dammers and Hendrik K. Fischer

in The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198749776
eISBN:
9780191814068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749776.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter deals with the development and performance of big business in Germany during the twentieth century. It analyses how the economic structure changed from the dominance of heavy industry at ... More


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