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Corporate Strategy, Structure and Control Methods in the United States During the 20th Century *

Alfred D. Chandler

in Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter narrates the various changes characterizing the typical large-scale American corporate organization since the changes of the late 19th century brought about by the railroad and telegraph ... More


Labour in French Corporate Governance: The Missing Link

Michel Goyer and Bob Hancké

in Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263677
eISBN:
9780191718373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263677.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

By the end of the 1990s, the character of French corporate governance suggested that large companies in France had gone far in adopting Anglo-Saxon practices. This picture of substantial ... More


Relationship Banking in Post‐Bubble Japan: Coexistence of Soft‐ and Hard‐Budget Constraints 1

Yasuhiro Arikawa and Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the changes in the Japanese main banking system. Despite the deregulation of bond markets in the mid-1990s, the overall dependence of firms on bank borrowing increased rather ... More


The Rise of Bank‐Related Corporate Revival Funds

Noriyuki Yanagawa

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter explores the dramatic growth of corporate revival funds in Japan. These funds are made up of private equity and represent an alternative to main bank intervention in promoting corporate ... More


Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Mari Sako

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

All firms wrestle with restructuring that involves consolidation through mergers and acquisitions on the one hand, and fragmentation through outsourcing and spin-offs on the other. Corporate ... More


Employment Adjustment and Distributional Conflict in Japanese Firms 1

Gregory Jackson

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines employment practices and adjustment drawing on both survey data and case study materials. While over 80% of Japanese listed firms maintain a commitment to lifetime employment, ... More


Foreign Investors and Corporate Governance in Japan 1

Christina Ahmadjian

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of foreign institutional investors on various aspects of corporate governance and corporate restructuring. Alongside foreign direct investment (FDI) by foreign ... More


Introduction

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the importance of understanding the link between corporate restructuring and labour markets. This topic is set in the recent institutional contexts ... More


After the Deluge: Office Workers and the Era of Uncertainty in Virginia

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The dominant reality for office workers from Richmond to Roanoke was insecurity. The possibility of being laid off or simply eliminated as a result of corporate restructuring burrowed deeply into the ... More


Is the Organizational Career an Outdated Concept?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the contemporary character of white-collar jobs and argues that while there has been substantial corporate restructuring leading to a reduction in opportunities for promotion, ... More


Neoclassical Growth: Labour Productivity and Corporate Restructuring

Linda Yueh

in China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199205783
eISBN:
9780191752018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205783.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter shows that the slowdown in TFP from the mid-1990s is associated with the slowing of one-off productivity gains from factor reallocation. By the end of the 1990s and 2000s, much of the ... More


Understanding the Practice of Treaty Shopping

Jorun Baumgartner

in Treaty Shopping in International Investment Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787112
eISBN:
9780191829185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787112.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Under the heading of Part I of the book, Chapter 1 lays the groundwork for the legal and policy discussions following in later chapters. The notion of ‘treaty shopping’—or corporate ... More


Migration and Class Struggle

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the new neoliberal phase of corporate restructuring, which is producing a new foreign workforce that will have even less power than undocumented workers today. The rise of guest ... More


Treaty Shopping in International Investment Law

Jorun Baumgartner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787112
eISBN:
9780191829185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787112.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

What is ‘treaty shopping’ and how may ‘legitimate nationality planning’ be distinguished from ‘treaty abuse’ in international investment law? Should a claimant that is controlled by a host State ... More


Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing

Jamie Peck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198727408
eISBN:
9780191793523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727408.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

Offshore outsourcing—the movement of jobs to lower-wage countries—is one of the defining features of globalization. Routine blue-collar work has been going offshore for decades, but the digital ... More


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