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Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America.

Author: William G Roy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Received wisdom sees the growth of the publicly traded American corporation as the result of greater efficiency, but this book focuses on political, social and institutional processes governed by the dynamics of power.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Roy
ISBN: 069101034X 9780691010342
OCLC Number: 41833107
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1997 (United States)
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A quantitative test of efficiency theory --
The corporation as public and private enterprise --
Railroads: the corporation's institutional wellspring --
Auxiliary institutions: the stock market, investment banking, and brokers --
Statutory corporate law, 1880-1913 --
Prelude to a revolution --
American industry incorporates --
Conclusion: a political sociology of the large corporation.

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