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

Marie-Laure Djelic


The author explores the convergent and divergent trends in the evolution of business systems and organization in Western Europe in the post-war period. She examines in particular the influence of a large-scale, cross-national transfer of the American corporate model, including the Marshall Plan and the involvement of American business in European reconstruction. She focuses on France, West Germany, and Italy, looking in turn at the physical, ownership, organizational, and governance structure of eac ... More

Keywords: business systems, Western Europe, American corporate model, Marshall Plan, European reconstruction, France, West Germany, Italy, industrialist countries, ownership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293170
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marie-Laure Djelic, author
École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)
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