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

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

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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
Statement of responsibility
William G. Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, William G.
Dewey number
338.6/44/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.R598 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Big business
  • Corporations
  • Industrial policy
  • Capitalism
  • Social structure
  • Rich people
  • Power (Social sciences)
Label
Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America, William G. Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A quantitative test of efficiency theory -- The corporation as public and private enterprise -- Railroads: the corporation's institutional wellspring -- Auxiliary institutions: the stock market, investment banking, and brokers -- Statutory corporate law, 1880-1913 -- Prelude to a revolution -- American industry incorporates -- Conclusion: a political sociology of the large corporation
Control code
34691276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691043531
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Socializing capital : the rise of the large industrial corporation in America, William G. Roy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A quantitative test of efficiency theory -- The corporation as public and private enterprise -- Railroads: the corporation's institutional wellspring -- Auxiliary institutions: the stock market, investment banking, and brokers -- Statutory corporate law, 1880-1913 -- Prelude to a revolution -- American industry incorporates -- Conclusion: a political sociology of the large corporation
Control code
34691276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691043531
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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