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The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business draws together a wide array of state-of-the-art research on multinational enterprises. The volume aims to deepen our historical understanding of how firms and entrepreneurs contributed to transformative processes of globalization.
This book explores how global business facilitated the mechanisms of cross-border interactions that affected individuals, organizations, industries, national economies and international relations. The 37 chapters span the Middle Ages to the present day, analyzing the emergence of institutions and actors alongside key contextual factors for global business development. Contributors examine business as a central actor in globalization, covering myriad entrepreneurs, organizational forms and key industrial sectors. Taking a historical view, the chapters highlight the intertwined and evolving nature of economic, political, social, technological and environmental patterns and relationships. They explore dynamic change as well as lasting continuities, both of which often only become visible – and can only be fully understood – when analyzed in the long run.
With dedicated chapters on challenges such as political risk, sustainability and economic growth, this prestigious collection provides a one-stop shop for a key business discipline.
"This important collection of new surveys by leading scholars represents an essential state of the art summary and reflection on the often neglected major contribution of entrepreneurs and firms to the globalisation of business and provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of global business in historical perspective, notably on the role of institutions and organisational forms." – Robert Read, Lancaster University Management School, UK
"This is a terrific contribution to the broad field of analytical business history, focused on the key actors who have created the global economy. A must read for economists, political scientists, sociologists and strategy scholars with an interest in how international business actually functions." – Alain Verbeke, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies
"A major contribution to the history of globalization and capitalism, The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business brings together more than fifty scholars, writing on broad political and social issues as well as institutional and technological ones – from the Great Divergence and the histories of gender and race in global entrepreneurship, to value chains and state-owned enterprise. It is a significant and notable achievement that tells the story of how firms helped build the modern global economy." – Walter A. Friedman, Harvard Business School, US
Part I: Introduction and context
Teresa da Silva Lopes, Christina Lubinski, and Heidi J.S. Tworek
Geoffrey G. Jones
Christina Lubinski and R. Daniel Wadhwani
Mary A. Yeager
Part II: Institutions
Rolv Petter Amdam
Part III: Organizational forms
Sophus A. Reinert and Robert Fredona
Mads Mordhorst and Kristoffer Jensen
Asli M. Colpan and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
Thomas David and Gerarda Westerhuis
Jan-Otmar Hesse and Patrick Neveling
Andrea Colli and Pasi Nevalainen
Part IV: Industries
Heidi J.S. Tworek and Richard R. John
Álvaro Ferreira da Silva and Isabel Bartolomé Rodríguez
Paloma Fernández Pérez
Niels Viggo Haueter
Patrick Fridenson and Kazuo Wada
Paula de la Cruz-Fernández
Pierre-Yves Donzé and Véronique Pouillard
Part V: Challenges and impact
Takafumi Kurosawa, Neil Forbes, and Ben Wubs
Teresa da Silva Lopes, Andrea Lluch, and Gaspar Martins Pereira
Ishva Minefee and Marcelo Bucheli
Raymond G. Stokes and Christopher W. Miller
Geoffrey G. Jones
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