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The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science

Richard Whittington and Michael Mayer


This book traces the evolution of the large industrial corporation in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom from the 1950s to the 1990s. It combines long-run trends with illustrative case studies of leading companies and their managers to present a complex picture of corporate change. In particular, it highlights the paradox of increasingly similar patterns of corporate strategy and structure across advanced industrial nations with continuing marked differences in corporate ownership, control, and managerial élites. Despite strong institutional contrasts between the leading European economie ... More

Keywords: large industrial corporation, leading companies, managers, corporate change, corporate strategy, advanced industrial nations, corporate ownership, leading European economies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251049
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Whittington, author
University Reader in Strategy, Saïd Business School; Fellow, New College, Oxford
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Michael Mayer, author
Department of Management Studies, University of Glasgow