Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century
This book provides an essential framework for understandng global business. It shows how entrepreneurs built a global economy in the nineteenth century by creating firms that pursued resources and markets across borders. It demonstrates how firms shifted strategies as the first global economy disintegrated in the political and economic chaos between the two world wars, and how they have driven the creation of the contemporary global economy. The book provides compelling evidence on the diversity and discontinuities of the globalization process.