Exporting the American Model: The Post-War Transformation of European Business

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsix
List of Figuresxi
List of Tablesxii
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
National systems of industrial production: definition and comparison3
Geopolitical embeddedness: a neglected dimension8
Institutional constraints, actors, and networks: a theoretical framework9
Comparative historical analysis: a methodological program14
Part I: Cross-National Transfer: Structural Types19
1 The American Structural Revolution Inventing the Corporate System of Industrial Production23
Redefining the competitive environment: the 'trust question'24
Reinventing capitalist ownership: the corporate revolution30
Reorganizing corporations: mass production and formalization34
2 Stability of European Industries Preserving Structural Arrangements before 193942
Family capitalism in France: stability of the social order42
Organized capitalism in Germany: checking competition51
Part II: Cross-National Transfer: Conditions, Channels, and Actors65
3 Crisis Inside, Dependence Outside Preconditions of a Cross-National Transfer71
France: in search of a 'Great Power' model71
Occupied Germany: conditions for a controlled experiment79
Italy: dependence and indifference86
4 Actors and Institutional Channels Emergence of a Cross-National Modernizing Network94
French technocrats and the modernization imperative95
Americans in West Germany and the strategy of co-optation103

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