504 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 234 mm, Gewicht: 875 g
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Wilkins / Schröter / Schroter The Free-Standing Company in the World Economy, 1830-1996Free-standing companies are a special type of multinational enterprise that proliferated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; some persisted into later years; few remain today. Many were headquartered in the United Kingdom, but important free-standing companies had headquarters in the other capital-rich nations. This book explores the history of the free-standing company, the theoretical implications of the concept, comparisons with the `American
model' multinational enterprise, the validity of the concept, and its contribution to the understanding of modern economic history.
Leading international scholars - economists and historians - provide evidence on and analysis of the operations of free-standing companies in different parts of the world. This is the first book on the much-discussed topic of free-standing companies. The volume will provide a rich quarry for those interested in world economic history, regional and national economic histories, in the spread of international business, and in the different forms that multinational enterprises take through
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