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The Resource Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America, William G. Roy, (electronic resource)

Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America, William G. Roy, (electronic resource)

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Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America
Title
Socializing capital
Title remainder
the rise of the large industrial corporation in America
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William G. Roy
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eng
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1946-
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Roy, William G.
Dewey number
338.6/44/0973
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.R598 1997
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Project Muse
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  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Rich people
  • Social structure
  • Capitalism
  • Industrial policy
  • Corporations
  • Big business
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Ever since Adolph Berle and Gardiner Means wrote their classic 1932 analysis of the American corporation, The Modern Corporation and Private Property , social scientists have been intrigued and challenged by the evolution of this crucial part of American social and economic life. Here William Roy conducts a historical inquiry into the rise of the large publicly traded American corporation. Departing from the received wisdom, which sees the big, vertically integrated corporation as the result of technological development and market growth that required greater efficiency in larger scale firms, Roy focuses on political, social, and institutional processes governed by the dynamics of power. The author shows how the corporation started as a quasi-public device used by governments to create and administer public services like turnpikes and canals and then how it germinated within a system of stock markets, brokerage houses, and investment banks into a mechanism for the organization of railroads. Finally, and most particularly, he analyzes its flowering into the realm of manufacturing, when at the turn of this century, many of the same giants that still dominate the American economic landscape were created. Thus, the corporation altered manufacturing entities so that they were each owned by many people instead of by single individuals as had previously been the case
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Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America, William G. Roy, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-317) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000442560
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unknown
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1 online resource (xv, 338 p. :)
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9781400822270
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ill. ;
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000442560
Label
Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America, William G. Roy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-317) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000442560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 338 p. :)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781400822270
Other physical details
ill. ;
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000442560

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