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Big business [electronic resource] : the European experience in the twentieth century / Youssef Cassis.

Author/Creator:
Cassis, Youssef.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 277 p.)
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Subjects:
Big business -- Great Britain -- Cross-cultural studies.
Big business -- France -- Cross-cultural studies.
Big business -- Germany -- Cross-cultural studies.
Corporate culture -- Great Britain -- Cross-cultural studies.
Corporate culture -- France -- Cross-cultural studies.
Corporate culture -- Germany -- Cross-cultural studies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The manner in which Britain, Germany and France have conducted business this century is analysed in this comparative study. It focuses on key companies and business elites and their performance at critical times
This is a major comparative study of big business in the three dominant European nations across the 20th century. In particular the author looks at the character and performance of the major companies in each country at five snapshot moments through the century. In so doing he offers a broad and sweeping analysis of European business amply supported by a wealth of empirical data. Cassis view often challenges widely held assumptions about, for example, entrepreneurial failure in Britain; the relationship between big business and the Nazis in Germany; and the rebuilding of France in the post war period. To fill out his story Cassis looks closely at the role and character of the business elites in each country and their relationship with wider social and political developments. The book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the development of European business and the links between business practice and the wider social and political environment in each country.
Notes:
Originally published: 1997.
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Wadsworth History Prize 1998
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-281-97833-7
OCLC:
316568686