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The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

There is a dearth of literature on management history as a key factor in modern economic society. This book aims to rectify that. It covers the period since the Second Industrial Revolution that ... More


Comparative Management Systems 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/9780199261581.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter analyses the comparative systems of comparator countries up to 1950, focusing on how and why — much earlier than in Britain — variants of managerial capitalism developed a substantial ... More


Conclusions

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/9780199261581.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reviews the frames of reference that have been used throughout the book, especially the development models and the changing implications of the drivers. It then examines the developments ... 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


British Management since 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/9780199261581.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Many of the drivers and the four themes examined in this book changed from a negative to a positive orientation during the period discussed in this chapter. By the 21st century, management had ... More


Economy, Society, and Worker Representation in Corporate Governance

Michael J. Piore

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter offers a historical reconstruction of the evolution of governance structures in the modern history of the US; seen through the lenses of Polanyi's thesis, the main problem of ... More


Organizations and Technology during the Periods of ‘New Competition’ and ‘Systems Integration’

Marcela Miozzo and Vivien Walsh

in International Competitiveness and Technological Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199259236
eISBN:
9780191717901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259236.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter describes the new forms of business and production organization in Japan and the ‘third Italy’ (new competition), which exposed the limitations in production organization of managerial ... More


Managerial Capitalism

Brian R. Cheffins

in The Public Company Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640323
eISBN:
9780190640354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640323.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses on managerial capitalism, which prevailed in large American public companies from the end of World War II until the 1980s. The chapter opens by summarizing managerial ... More


The Language of Finance

Gordon L. Clark and Dariusz Wójcik

in The Geography of Finance: Corporate Governance in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213368
eISBN:
9780191695858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213368.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter argues that the language of finance seems to have come to a dead end. The TMT bubble and the crisis of confidence in corporate governance have conspired to undercut the hegemony of the ... More


Introduction

Brian R. Cheffins

in The Public Company Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640323
eISBN:
9780190640354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640323.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter introduces the reader to the changes the American public company has experienced that The Public Company Transformed explores. To set the scene, the basic chronology is summarized and ... More


The 1970s: Managerial Capitalism Sustained . . . But “Something Happened”

Brian R. Cheffins

in The Public Company Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640323
eISBN:
9780190640354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640323.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 3 addresses the 1970s, a decade when managerial capitalism continued to prevail in large American public companies but the scene was being set for its displacement. Confidence in large ... More


British Multinational Banking in Perspective

Geoffrey Jones

in British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206026
eISBN:
9780191676925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206026.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This introductory chapter explains what the book is all about. The first British banks to have branches outside the United Kingdom materialized in the 1830s and remained as the leading institutions ... More


Emergence of the Isolated Household

Daniel W. Bromley

in Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

We here explore the gradual emasculation of the household as the basic unit of provisioning during the four evolutionary phases of capitalism. This economic history reveals a gradual redefinition of ... More


The Public Company Transformed

Brian Cheffins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640323
eISBN:
9780190640354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640323.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The publicly traded company has played a dominant role in the American economy for decades. The Public Company Transformed examines the history of the American public company from the mid-twentieth ... More


Mergers and Acquisitions: Business Fiction and the Theory of Liberal Management

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines changes in American business culture through shifts in postwar management theory, on the one hand, and fiction about corporate life by Sloan Wilson and Saul Bellow, on the ... More


Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Daniel W. Bromley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

The emergence of authoritarian governments in much of Europe, the British vote to leave the European Union, and widespread political anger in the United States suggest that anxiety and uncertainty ... More


Ownership and Performance in European Big Business: The Longitudinal Perspective

Andrea Colli

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/9780198749776.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Through a detailed and new database (based on a vast array of primary and secondary sources) with information about the prevalent ownership structure of European large enterprises during the ... More


Property

Joshua Barkan

in Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674268
eISBN:
9781452947358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the treatment of corporations as a form of private property that occurred within the context of debates over sovereignty, government, and political economy during the late 18th ... More


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