Book ID: CBB348144445

Varieties of family business : Germany and the United States, past and present (2021)


Berghoff, Hartmut (Author)
Ingo Köhler (Author)

Campus Verlag

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 322
Language: English

The idea of a business owned by a family and passed down from generation to generation sits firmly in our cultural imagination. And family businesses are of central importance in both Germany and in the United States. Still, there are significant differences in the two nations, both in terms of corporate and family cultures as well as in terms of the institutional environment, political clout, and the longevity of companies. Varieties of Family Business analyzes the differences and similarities in the development of family businesses in Germany and the United States from the middle of the nineteenth to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This historical long-term study investigates the causes and effects of the different corporate landscapes. It will be valuable for people interested in family-owned business or in the similarities and differences between American and German business expectations. (Publisher)

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Review Selgert, Felix (Spring 2022) Review of "Varieties of family business : Germany and the United States, past and present". Business History Review (pp. 223-225). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Davis, Joshua Clark
James W. Hanscom
Asay, Jeff S.
Marcia Chatelain
Baden, Joel S.
David E. Hanscom
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Railroad History
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Liveright Publishing Corporation A Division of W.W. Norton and Company
Bloomsbury Business
Lockridge Press
Wayne State University Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
Business history
Business enterprises
Cross-national comparison
Technological innovation
Rudkin, Margaret
Beech, Olive Ann
Deterding, Henri
Lewis, Tillie
Samuel, Marcus
Rockefeller, John Davison, Jr.
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
Early modern
United States
Atlantic Ocean Region
Atlantic Ocean
McDonald's Corporation
Hobby Lobby (Firm)
Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij (Royal Dutch-Shell - firm)
William Sellers

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