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International Business History: A Contextual and Case Approach

International Business History: A Contextual and Case Approach

by Dennis MccarthyDennis Mccarthy


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This text presents for the first time the history of international business, using both a case and contextual approach. Case studies from around the world are analyzed in both their internal and external contexts. Divided into five geographical sections—Europe, North America, Central America/South America/the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia/the Western Pacific—the text features case studies of particular businesses of various periods, as well as essays on international business and economic integration in the particular regions. Introductions to each section define main themes and relate the case studies to those themes; commentaries introduce each case study and summarize key issues.

This pioneering text is suitable for upper-division courses in international business history. It can also serve as a supplementary text in courses in international economic history, international economic relations, economic development, and comparative management

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275944131
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/1994
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

DENNIS M.P. MCCARTHY is Associate Professor of History at Iowa State University in Ames. His articles have appeared in publications such as Humanities Magazine, The Journal of Economic History, and Business and Economic History. He is the author of Colonial Bureaucracy and Creating Underdevelopment (1982).

Table of Contents

Introduction: International Business and Context


Family Businesses Expanding Across Borders and Generations: The Medicis, Fuggers, and Rothschilds

Distinctive National Patterns of Multinational Emergence: The United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Sweden

Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: EC92

North America

Singer and International Harvester in Late Imperial Russia

United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Guatemala

Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: The U.S.-Canada Free Trade Act

Central America/South America/Caribbean Basin

Mining at Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 1850-1930s: The Triumph of the Cerro Corporation

Mining in Colombia: Energy Contracts and Exxon, 1951-1983

Tourism in the Bahamas: Foreign Capital and the Creation of Freeport

Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration: The U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Act


South Africa: A Complicated Situation for International Business

Namibia: Multiple Victimizations, Nineteenth Century to Present

Capitalism v. Socialism in Independent Africa: An Exclusive Dichotomy?

Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration in Africa

Asia/Western Pacific

State Capitalism and the Emergence of International Business in Japan

India: The Green Revolution, Bhopal, and Multinational Enterprise Liability

Implications of Economic Reform in China for International Business

Vignette: International Business and Economic Integration in Asia and the Western Pacific

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