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The Power of Corporate Networks A Comparative and Historical Perspective

by Gerarda Westerhuis

Part of the Routledge International Studies in Business History Series

The Power of Corporate Networks A Comparative and Historical Perspective Synopsis

Corporate networks, the links between companies and their leaders, reflect a country's economic organization and its corporate governance system. Most research on corporate networks focuses on individual countries or particular time periods, however, making fruitful comparisons over longer periods of time difficult. This book provides a unique long-term analysis of the rise, consolidation, decline, and occasional re-emergence of these networks in fourteen countries across North and South America, Europe, and Asia in the 20th and early 21st centuries. In this volume, the editors bring together the most internationally well-known specialists to investigate the long-term development of corporate networks. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research approaches, the authors describe the main developments and changes in the corporate network over time by focusing on important network indicators in benchmark years, and identify historical explanations for these developments. This unique, long-term perspective allows readers insight into how and why national corporate networks have evolved over time.

The Power of Corporate Networks A Comparative and Historical Perspective Press Reviews

This is the first truly global and historical analysis of corporate networks. The editors have managed to bring together the leading experts in the field, and the book has rich and detailed information covering fourteen countries over the 20th and 21st Centuries. A must-read for anybody interested in power in companies. - Abe De Jong, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415729741
Publication date: 22nd September 2014
Author: Gerarda Westerhuis
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 350 pages
Categories: Management & management techniques, Management of specific areas, International business,

About Gerarda Westerhuis

Thomas David is a Professor in the Institute of Economic and Social History at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Gerarda Westerhuis is Researcher at the Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, and Lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

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