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

Bob Hancké

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Between 1980 and 1985, the French economy and industry faced a dramatic crisis; in the ten years that followed, it witnessed a remarkable revival. How did the French economy make this transition? ... More


Valuing the Closely Held Firm

Michael S. Long and Thomas A. Bryant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195301465
eISBN:
9780199867288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301465.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A closely held firm is not a smaller version of a large public firm, anymore than a child is a miniature adult. While realizing that like large corporations, value comes from a business' ability to ... More


Differentiated Europeanization: Large and Small Firms in the EU Policy Process

David Coen and Charles Dannreuther

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explores the issue of Europeanization primarily at the horizontal level of European Union (EU) policy formulation and the adaptation and Europeanization of large and small business ... More


The Effect of Firm Status on Banking Relationships and Loan Syndication

Toshihiro Horiuchi

in The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198288992
eISBN:
9780191601224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288999.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter explores the relationship between banks and firms. The bargaining power of small firms with lending institutions has increased since the 1980s, since large banks have moved down-market ... More


Conclusions and reflections: Emergent models

D. Hugh Whittaker and Robert E. Cole

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter attempts to tease out the implications of the individual chapters for the future of innovation and MOT in Japan, beginning with problems in the Japanese ‘knowledge-creating’ company ... More


Rethinking the French Political Economy: Bringing Firms Back In

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/9780199252053.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter develops the key argument of the book and sets the stage for the four detailed empirical case studies of company and industry level adjustment that follow. If the French economy appears ... More


Why Less Knowledge Can Lead to More Learning: Innovation Processes in Small vs. Large Firms

Fiona Murray and Nicolay Worren

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Numerous studies have explored the influence of firm size on the processes of technological innovation. Despite financial constraints and a limited knowledge base, small firms may possess a superior ... More


The Position of Large and Small Firms in a Growing Economy

Edith Penrose

in The Theory of the Growth of the Firm

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289777
eISBN:
9780191596759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289774.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the factors affecting the expansion of small and large firms. It covers access to capital, the continued existence of small firms, growth opportunities and economic growth. It ... More


Revisiting the French Model: Coordination and Restructuring in French Industry

Bob Hancké

in Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247752
eISBN:
9780191596346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247757.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Analyses the transition in the production regime in France from a state‐centred one led by public elite to a large firm‐centred regime between 1980 and 2000. It argues that large firms led ... More


From the 1920s to the 1950s

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296065
eISBN:
9780191596056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296061.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Analyses the development of big business in Britain, France and Germany from the 1920s to the 1950s. Companies with a share capital of £3 million or more in 1927 and £5 million or more in 1953 and a ... More


The Wide (and Increasing) Spread of Technological Competencies in the World's Largest Firms: A Challenge to Conventional Wisdom *

Pari Patel and Keith Pavitt

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Addresses the specificities of firm competencies using data on more than 400 of the largest firms in the world. It demonstrates that these firms are characterized by being increasingly ... More


Making Sense of France

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/9780199252053.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter lays out the key puzzle of the book: how did France manage a massive reorganization of its supply-side during the second half of the 1980s and 1990s, with quite beneficial economic ... More


The Rise of Salaried Engineers: Automobile Manufacturing

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:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter looks at the salaried automobile engineer in South Korea's late industrialization with respect to two extreme typologies – the small‐ and medium‐sized firm, and the huge diversified ... More


The World of Big Business Before 1914

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296065
eISBN:
9780191596056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296061.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Analyses the world of big business before 1914. Companies with a share capital of £2 million or more, and a workforce of 10,000 or more are considered as large. It emphasizes the weight of banking ... More


Decision Making Processes and the Rate and Direction of Innovation *

David J. Teece

in Managing Intellectual Capital: Organizational, Strategic, and Policy Dimensions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295426
eISBN:
9780191596964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295421.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The reluctance to introduce competency‐destroying innovations may be understood as a product of the decision‐making biases of many large firms; some large firms tend to lose their ability and desire ... More


Survival

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296065
eISBN:
9780191596056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296061.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Considers the ability of large firms to survive and grow in the long term. Survival has been defined as a company's ability to remain both independent and sufficiently large to enjoy big business ... More


Profits and Profitability

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296065
eISBN:
9780191596056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296061.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Compares the profits and profitability of the largest British, French and German companies. The analysis is based on net published profits. Given their larger size, British companies tended to ... More


Large Firms and Industrial Districts in Europe: Deregionalization, Re‐Regionalization, and the Transformation of Manufacturing Flexibility

Gary Herrigel

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The current challenges to industrial districts in Europe are examined, and a range of possible scenarios is outlined for dealing with the situation. The main sections of the chapter address the ... More


Recent Developments

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296065
eISBN:
9780191596056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296061.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Examines the more recent developments of European big business, from the 1960s to the late 1980s, which can be seen as the golden age of the industries of the second industrial revolution. The number ... More


Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century

Youssef Cassis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296065
eISBN:
9780191596056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296061.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This is a major comparative study of big business in Britain, France and Germany across the twentieth century. It provides an analysis, based on a wealth of empirical data, of the character and ... More


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