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Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA

  • Livre Relié
  • 208 Nombre de pages
Combines the accounts of economists with the pictures painted by writers of fiction. This book argues that views about American bi... Lire la suite
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Combines the accounts of economists with the pictures painted by writers of fiction. This book argues that views about American big business and its effects on welfare can be reconciled; and policies derived from a combination of ideas from the business world and from those who have dissented from the story told by economists.

"This is a very interesting book. Despite the cost, libraries would be well advised to acquire this book, which is accessible to the proverbial advanced undergraduate yet has much to offer specialists. Highly recommended." -- CHOICE (April 2009, vol. 46); M. Perelman, California State University.



Auteur

Anne Mayhew is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.



Texte du rabat

This is a story about stories and specifically about some of the stories that Americans have told themselves about corporate economic power. In this book, Anne Mayhew focuses on the stories surrounding the creation of Standard Oil and Wal-Mart and their founders, John D. Rockefeller and Sam Walton, combining the accounts of economists with the somewhat darker pictures painted by writers of fiction to tease out the overarching narratives associated with American big business.


Mayhew argues that the diverse views about big business and its effects of welfare can be reconciled and better policies derived from a somewhat unlikely combination of ideas from the business world and from those who have dissented from the most widely accepted story told by economists. This book draws on the work of Chandler, Coase and Williamson, as well as Marx and Veblen's discussion of supply chains to address some of the major social and economics problems of the twenty-first century.



Contenu

Contents, Chapter One: Introduction, Chapter Two: The Agreed Upon Stories, Chapter Three: Popular Accounts and Wider Contexts, Chapter Four: Economists, Trusts and Big Business, Chapter Five: Alternative Stories, Chapter Six: Supply Chains and Mà Cà C'à M', Chapter Seven: Toward Relevance.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA
Sous-titre: How economists explain standard oil and Wal-Mart
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Code EAN: 9780415775342
ISBN: 978-0-415-77534-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Economie d`entreprise
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 363g
Taille: H216mm x B138mm
Année: 2008

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