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Corporate Structure and Management Strategy: Decision-Making and Path Dependence, 1945–1968

Timothy R. Whisler

in The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Mergers do not safeguard firms from long-term decline in terms of market share and profitability. The lack of sophisticated hierarchical corporate structures and vertical integration is evident in ... More


Corporate Careers and Control

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/9780199251049.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on three particular elements of business systems: firm ownership; managerial control; and the careers of managerial élites. It draws on other wider data concerning these ... More


Grinding Vegetables—to a Halt: Delayed Adjustment in Moulinex

BOB HANCKÉ

in Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The third case study is a case of delayed and ultimately failed reform. The consumer electronics and small kitchen appliances producer Moulinex entered a crisis like many other large companies in ... More


The Economics of Trust: Explaining Differences in Corporate Structures between the US and Japan

Mark Casson

in Enterprise and Competitiveness: A Systems View of International Business

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289579
eISBN:
9780191684746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289579.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Scholars have come up with several explanations on how Japan has become one of the world's leading economies. Limiting the possible explanations by attributing economic power to an educated labor ... More


Global Competition, Corporate Structure, and PMSCs’ Accountability in Civil Wars

Seden Akcinaroglu and Elizabeth Radziszewski

in Private Militaries and the Security Industry in Civil Wars: Competition and Market Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197520802
eISBN:
9780197520833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520802.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The rise of global competition marked by the expansion of the private military and security industry has pushed companies to gain a competitive edge. To secure capital and, occasionally, to signal ... More


Conclusion

Lawrence E. Mitchell

in Corporate Irresponsibility: America`s Newest Export

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090239
eISBN:
9780300137767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090239.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents concluding remarks on the state of the American corporation. The state of American corporate capitalism is the product of a structural and a legal system grounded in a uniquely ... More


The Horizontal Consolidation of the U.S. Sugar Refining Industry

César J. Ayala

in American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807847886
eISBN:
9781469605050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867976_ayala.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the invasion of Cuba and Puerto Rico and how it took place at a time when capitalist enterprise in the United States was undergoing a momentous transformation into its modern, ... More


Good Faith Limitations on Protected Investments and Corporate Structuring

Stephan W Schill and Heather L Bray

in Good Faith and International Economic Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198739791
eISBN:
9780191802744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739791.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

On numerous occasions, investment treaty tribunals have relied—and in some cases refused to rely—on the principle of good faith to ensure that only bona fide investments and investors are protected ... More


The Secret Alliance, 1971–1987: Julien del Marmol

Kenneth Bertrams, Julien Del Marmol, Sander Geerts, and Eline Poelmans

in Becoming the World's Biggest Brewer: Artois, Piedboeuf, and Interbrew (1880-2000)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198829089
eISBN:
9780191867514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829089.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter opens with the signature of a secret share swap between Belgium’s two leading brewing companies in 1971. Under this furtive agreement, the dynamics of which are analysed in detail, the ... More


Multiple-Voting Share Structures

Anita Indira Anand

in Shareholder-driven Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190096533
eISBN:
9780190096564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096533.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter focuses on multiple-voting share (MVS) structures, which allow insiders to control governance, thus building the potential for conflicts of interest into the corporation’s own rules. ... More


Business History in Brazil from the mid-nineteenth century to 1945

Colin M. Lewis

in Business History in Latin America: The Experience of Seven Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237235
eISBN:
9781846312700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312700.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes the literature on the history of business in Brazil from the mid–nineteenth century to 1945. It explores the connections between the railways and Argentine governments up to ... More


Welcome to Coal River

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the rise of mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) and the uproar that accompanied it both in West Virginia and in Coal River. The conditions that facilitated MTR in the late ... More


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