American Corporate Economy

Edited by William Lazonick

Introduction by William Lazonick

© 2002 – Routledge

1,648 pages

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Hardback: 9780415186087
pub: 2002-02-21
US Dollars$1930.00

About the Book

In the twentieth century, the United States emerged as the world's largest and most powerful economy. Understanding the evolution, organization and performance of the American corporate enterprise in this period is an indispensable foundation for understanding the evolution, organization, and performance of not only the US economy but also of the global economy.

The readings collected in these four volumes examine the evolution, operation and performance of the American corporate enterprise and of the American corporate economy more generally. Many of the readings provide broad overviews of the evolution of the US corporate enterprise, while others contribute to debates on the role of US corporate enterprise in the evolution of American economy and society.

The material is arranged thematically to help the reader navigate the field. There is also a new introduction and a thorough index, making this set an invaluable reference tool for both academics and practitioners in the field.

Table of Contents

Volume 1:

Part I: Organization of Industry

Part II: Corporate Control

Volume 2:

Part III: Strategy and Structure

Part IV. Money and People

Volume 3:

Part V: Developing Technology

Part VI: Organizing Production

Volume 4:

Part VII: Organizations and Markets

About the Series

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business