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The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business

Edited by: Teresa da Silva Lopes , Christina Lubinski , Heidi J.S. Tworek

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138242654
eBook ISBN: 9781315277813
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315277813
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The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business draws together a wide array of state-of-the-art research on multinational enterprises. The volume aims to deepen our historical understanding of how firms and entrepreneurs contributed to transformative processes of globalization.

This book explores how global business facilitated the mechanisms of cross-border interactions that affected individuals, organizations, industries, national economies and international relations. The 37 chapters span the Middle Ages to the present day, analyzing the emergence of institutions and actors alongside key contextual factors for global business development. Contributors examine business as a central actor in globalization, covering myriad entrepreneurs, organizational forms and key industrial sectors. Taking a historical view, the chapters highlight the intertwined and evolving nature of economic, political, social, technological and environmental patterns and relationships. They explore dynamic change as well as lasting continuities, both of which often only become visible ? and can only be fully understood ? when analyzed in the long run.

With dedicated chapters on challenges such as political risk, sustainability and economic growth, this prestigious collection provides a one-stop shop for a key business discipline.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to the makers of global business Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Origins and development of global business Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The making of global business in long-run perspective Download PDF
Chapter  4:  International entrepreneurship and business history Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gender, race, and entrepreneurship Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Government and regulators Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Banks and capital markets Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The internationalization of executive education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Consultants and internationalization Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Guilds Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Merchants and the origins of capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Diaspora networks Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Trading companies Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Co-operatives Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Business groups Download PDF
Chapter  16:  International business networks Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Clusters as spaces for global integration Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  19:  State-owned enterprises Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Global communications Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Electric power industry Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Healthcare industries and services Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Insurance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Entertainment and the film industry Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Automobiles Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Manufacturing and the importance of global marketing Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Luxury Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Shipping Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Global commodity traders Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The global oil industry Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Political risks and nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Imitation and global business Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Combating corruption Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Multinational management Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Business and sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Pollution and climate change Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Great Divergence and the Great Convergence Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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