American Corporate Economy: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management (Critical Perspectives on Business and Management)
By: INSEAD (editor), William Lazonick (editor)Hardback
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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.
Volume 1 Part I: Organization of Industry 1. Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. The Structure of American Industry in the Twentieth Century: Overview Business History Review  2. Richard C. Edwards Stages in Corporate Stability and the Risks of Corporate Failure Journal of Economic History  3. John M. Blair The New Conglomerates Industrial Concentration: Structure, Behavior, and Public Policy pp.285-307 [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972] 4. Bennett Harrison Big Firms, Small Firms, Network Firms Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility pp. 3-34 [Basic Books, 1994] 5. Bennett Harrison Is Silicon Valley an Industrial District? Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility pp. 106-122 [Basic Books, 1994] Part II: Corporate Control 6. Thomas Navin and Marion Sears The Rise of a Market in Industrial Securities Business History Review  7. Thorstein Veblen The Captains of Finance and the Engineers The Engineers and the Price System pp. 52-82 [Huebsch, 1921] 8. Adolf A. Berle, Jr. and Gardiner C. Means Property in Transition The Modern Corporation and Private Property pp. 1-9 [Macmillan, 1932] 9. Adolf A. Berle, Jr. and Gardiner C. Means The New Concept of the Corporation The Modern Corporation and Private Property pp. 352-357 [Macmillan, 1932] 10. Edward S. Herman Control and Strategic Position Corporate Control, Corporate Power pp. 17-52 [Cambridge University Press, 1981] 11. Edward Mason The Apologetics of 'Managerialism' Journal of Business  12. Nelson Lichtenstein Great Expectations: the Promise of Industrial Jurisprudence and Its Demise, 1930-1960 Industrial Democracy in America: The Ambiguous Promise pp. 113-141 [Cambridge University Press, 1993] 13. Michael C. Jensen The Modern Industrial Revolution: Exit and the Failure of Internal Control Systems Journal of Finance  14. Margaret Blair Corporate 'Ownership' The Brookings Review  15. Mary O'Sullivan The Innovative Enterprise and Corporate Governance Cambridge Journal of Economics  Volume 2 Part III: Strategy and Structure 16. Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Organizational Innovation - A Comparative Analysis Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of Industrial Enterprise pp. 283-323 [MIT Press, 1962] 17. Harold C. Livesay Entrepreneurial Dominance in Businesses Large and Small Business History Review  18. William H. Whyte, Jr. A Generation of Bureaucrats The Organization Man pp. 63-78 [Simon and Schuster, 1956] 19. John Kenneth Galbraith The Technostructure The New Industrial State pp. 62-74 [Houghton Mifflin, 1979
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