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European Business, Dictatorship, and Political Risk, 1920-1945

by Christopher Kobrak

Part of the Business History and Political Economy Series

European Business, Dictatorship, and Political Risk, 1920-1945 Synopsis

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 Feldman, Peter Hayes, and Wilfried Feldenkirchen, sets business activity in its political and social context and describes some of the strategic and tactical responses of firms investing from or into Europe to a myriad of opportunities and risks posed by host or home country authoritarian governments during the interwar period. Although principally a work of history, it puts into perspective some commercial dilemmas with which practitioners and business theorists must still unfortunately grapple.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781571816290
Publication date: 1st November 2003
Author: Christopher Kobrak
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 300 pages
Categories: Economic history, General & world history, Second World War, Industry & industrial studies,

About Christopher Kobrak

Born in New York, Christopher Kobrak is a Professor of Finance at ESCP-EAP, European School of Management. He received a BA in Philosophy from Rutgers University and MA, PhD degrees in European History from Columbia University, from which he also holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting. A CPA with ten years of work experience in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, his teaching and research interests include international finance and business history. Per H. Hansen is Professor of Business History at the Copenhagen Business School. He has published books and articles in the fields of financial history and ...

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