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The Resource Bananas and business : the United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000, Marcelo Bucheli

Bananas and business : the United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000, Marcelo Bucheli

Label
Bananas and business : the United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000
Title
Bananas and business
Title remainder
the United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000
Statement of responsibility
Marcelo Bucheli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For well over a century, the United Fruit Company (UFCO) has been the most vilified multinational corporation operating in Latin America. Criticism of the UFCO has been widespread, ranging from politicians to consumer activists, and from labor leaders to historians, all portraying it as an overwhelmingly powerful corporation that shaped and often exploited its host countries. In this first history of the UFCO in Colombia, Marcelo Bucheli argues that the UFCO's image as an all-powerful force in determining national politics needs to be reconsidered. Using a previously unexplored source--the internal archives of Colombia's UFCO operation--Bucheli reveals that before 1930, the UFCO worked alongside a business-friendly government that granted it generous concessions and repressed labor unionism. After 1930, however, the country experienced dramatic transformations including growing nationalism, a stronger labor movement, and increasing demands by local elites for higher stakes in the banana export business.In response to these circumstances, the company abandoned production, selling its plantations (and labor conflicts) to local growers, while transforming itself into a marketing company. The shift was endorsed by the company's shareholders and financial analysts, who preferred lower profits with lower risks, and came at a time in which the demand for bananas was decreasing in America. Importantly, Bucheli shows that the effect of foreign direct investment was not unidirectional. Instead, the agency of local actors affected corporate strategy, just as the UFCO also transformed local politics and society
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bucheli, Marcelo
Dewey number
338.7/634772/098610904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD9259.B3
LC item number
C7228 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9259.B3
NAL item number
C7228 2005
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Fruit Company
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • United Fruit Company
  • United Fruit Company
  • United Fruit Company
  • Banane
  • Banane
  • Colombie
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Banana trade
  • Colombia
  • Bananenhandel
  • Kolumbien
  • Fruitteelt
  • Exportondernemingen
  • Geschichte 1899-2000
Label
Bananas and business : the United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000, Marcelo Bucheli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From hotel luxury suites to working-class lunchboxes -- The United Fruit Company in Latin America: business strategies in a changing environment -- The United Fruit Company and local politics in Colombia -- The Labor conflicts of the United Fruit Company in Magdalena in the 1920s -- Nobody's triumph: labor unionism in Magdalena after World War II -- The United Fruit Company's relationship with local planters in Colombia
Control code
911616752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479838226
Lccn
2004017316
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1523qjr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911616752
Label
Bananas and business : the United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000, Marcelo Bucheli
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From hotel luxury suites to working-class lunchboxes -- The United Fruit Company in Latin America: business strategies in a changing environment -- The United Fruit Company and local politics in Colombia -- The Labor conflicts of the United Fruit Company in Magdalena in the 1920s -- Nobody's triumph: labor unionism in Magdalena after World War II -- The United Fruit Company's relationship with local planters in Colombia
Control code
911616752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479838226
Lccn
2004017316
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1523qjr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911616752

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