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The performance of European business in the twentieth century

Author: Youssef Cassis; Andrea Colli; Harm G Schröter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book originated from the idea that performance is what really matters in business and thus in business history. Yet, surprisingly, the analysis of performances has been neglected by economic and business historians. This book is a first attempt to fill this gap and in doing so provides a totally new approach to European business history. Rather than bringing together national studies, it is based on a single  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Youssef Cassis; Andrea Colli; Harm G Schröter
ISBN: 9780198749776 0198749775
OCLC Number: 934617570
Description: xxiii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Franco Amatori --
Part I: Overview and methodology. The Performance of European Business in the 20th Century: General Overview / Youssef Cassis, Andrea Colli and Harm G. Schröter --
Methodology and Traps / Michele D'Alessandro --
Ownership and Performance in European Big Business: The Longitudinal Perspective / Andrea Colli --
Part II: Countries' Performance. The Performance of Belgian Enterprises in the Twentieth century / Frans Buelens, Ludo Cuyvers, Marc Deloof, and Helma De Smedt --
The Performance of British Business in the Twentieth Century / Youssef Cassis and Terry Gourvish --
The Performance of French Business in the Twentieth Century / Youssef Cassis, Anne Dalmasso, and Pierre Vernus --
The Performance of German Big Business in the 20th Century / Diane Dammers and Hendrik K. Fischer --
Big Business Performance in Twentieth-Century Italy / Carlo Brambilla and Andrea Colli --
Spanish Business Performance in the Twentieth Century / Veronica Binda, Albert Carreras, and Xavier Tafunell --
Growth and Profits in Swedish and Finnish Big Business in the Twentieth Century / Riitta Hjerppe and Mats Larsson --
Part III: Industries' Performance. Old Industries in Europe, 1911-2000 / Toni Pierenkemper, Helma De Smedt, Frans Buelens, Ludo Cuyvers, and Marc Deloof --
The Performance of 'Chandlerian enterprises' / Harm G. Schröter --
The Performance of European Transport and Utilities in the Twentieth Century / Anna M. Aubanell-Joubany and Terry Gourvish --
Commercial and Financial Services / Mats Larsson, Edoardo Altamura, and Youssef Cassis.
Responsibility: edited by Youssef Cassis, Andrea Colli and Harm G. Schröter.

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This book provides the first attempt to measure European business performance over the Twentieth Century. The book's findings, confirm and inform widely held assumptions regarding business  Read more...

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