This book takes a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches to the issue of organization and authority in the modern corporation. Including contributions from scholars in the US, Germany and Japan, it considers such relations, and the possible advantages of family ownership. The book combines historical and contemporary case studies from a range of different industries.
'The essays are stimulating, thought-provoking and indicative of what a lively subject business and economic history can be when it is not held in the cold embrace of quantitative analysis.' - Roger Lloyd Jones, Sheffield Hallam University
'…this is a volume that supplies a good variety of ideas and empirical studies for the business historian.' - Roger Lloyd Jones, Sheffield Hallam University
'This collection offers a valuable resume of recent radical thinking on the history of enterprise and management.' - Joseph Melling, Economic History Review 2000