First published in 1999, this volume aims to reflect on the changing structure, experience and aspirations of European business as it approaches the Millennium, including chapters in issues including business scandals in the Weimar Republic, the evolution of management consultancies in Portugal and Spain and the British Public Sector. The yearbook exploits these changes by serving as a forum for debate in Europe and aims to bring work on individual countries to a wider, European audience. Responding to the challenge of globalization, cooperation within a single European market and an increasing interest in corporate governance and environmental issues, the yearbook broadens to include socio-political issues along with stimulating new types of scholarship among European business historians and new preservation strategies by business archivists.
Table of Contents
1. Company History and Business History in the 1990s. Geoffrey Jones. 2. ‘The First Shall Be the Last’: Recent Developments in Belgian Business History: A First Introduction. Greta Davos. 3. The Changing Nature of the Business-Government Relationship in Western Europe after 1945. Matthias Kipping. 4. Italian Public Economic Sector: Sixty Years between Managerial Approach and Political Constraint (1933-93). Luciano Segreto. 5. Nation States as Providers of Organisational Capability: French Industry Overseas, 1950-65. Ludovic Cailleut. 6. Chosen Instruments: The State and British Commercial Air Transport since 1920. Peter Lyth. 7. Learning from Italy? The British Public Sector and IRI. Jim Tomlinson. 8. Steel and the State in Italy and the UK. The Public Sector of the Steel Industry in Comparative Perspective (1945-96). Ruggero Ranieri. 9. Business Scandals in the Weimar Republic. Martin Fiedler. 10. Catching-Up? The Evolution of Management Consultancies in Portugal and Spain. Celeste Maria Dias Amorim. 11. Relational Capital and Economic Success in Early Modern Institutions: the D’Este Courts in the Sixteenth Century. Guido Guerzoni and Alessandro Usai. 12. The Convergence of History, Organisation and Networks: An Introductory Research Note. Giuseppe Soda.
Wilfried Feldenkirchen, Terry Gourvish