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European business, dictatorship, and political risk, 1920-1945

Author: Christopher Kobrak; Per H Hansen; Society for European Business History.
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2004.
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"For much of the twentieth century, the prevalence of dictatorial regimes has left business, especially multinational firms, with a series of complex and for the most part unwelcome choices. This volume, which includes essays by noted American and European scholars such as Mira Wilkins, Gerald D. Feldman, Peter Hayes, and Wilfried Feldenkirchen, not only sets business activity in its political and social context; it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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European business, dictatorship, and political risk, 1920-1945.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2004
(OCoLC)681442016
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Kobrak; Per H Hansen; Society for European Business History.
ISBN: 1571816291 9781571816290 1571814272 9781571814272
OCLC Number: 53831720
Notes: "In association with the Society for European Business History e.V."
Description: xiv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Business, political risk, and historians in the twentieth century / Christopher Kobrak, Per H. Hansen, and Christopher Kopper --
Multinationals and dictatorship: Europe in the 1930s and early 1940s / Mira Wilkins --
Competition and collaboration among the axis multinational insurers: Munich Re, Generali, Riunione Adriatica, 1933-1943 / Gerald D. Feldman --
Market assessment and domestic political risk: the case of Degussa and Carbon Black in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939 / Peter Hayes --
German pharmaceutical companies in South America: the case of Schering AG in Argentina / Jana Wüstenhagen --
Multinational Jewish businesses and the transfer of capital abroad in the face of "Aryanization," 1933-1939 / Martin Dean --
Siemens in Eastern Europe: from the end of World War I to the end of World War II / Wilfried Feldendirchen --
Between parent and "child," IBM and its German subsidiary, 1910-1945 / Lars Heide --
The Great Northern Telegraph Company and dictatorship / Kurt Jacobsen --
Managing risk in the Third Reich: British business with Germany in the 1930s / Neil Forbes --
Under threat of Nazi occupation : the fate of miltinatinationals in the Czech lands, 1938-1945 / Eduard Kubů, Jiří Novotný and Jiří Šouša --
Industrial capitalism and political constraints: the bureaucratization of economic life during the fascist regime / Luciano Segreto.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Kobrak and Per H. Hansen.

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