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By Harm G. Schröter (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1402028849

ISBN-13: 9781402028847

ISBN-10: 1402029349

ISBN-13: 9781402029349

One of the most gains of the realm financial system because the past due 19th century has been the starting to be dominance of the yankee economic climate in either quantitative and qualitative phrases. elements of this improvement - e.g. explanation or the world-wide diffusion of Coca-Cola - were researched, yet mostly in isolation. Americanization of the eu economic climate provides a entire but compact survey of the expansion of yankee fiscal effect in Europe because the Eighteen Eighties. 3 specified yet cumulative waves of Americanization are pointed out. Americanization used to be (and nonetheless is) a fancy strategy of technological, political, and cultural move, and this review explains why and the way the us and the yankee version of business capitalism got here to be authorised because the dominant paradigm of political economic system in modern day Europe.

Americanization of the ecu economic climate summarizes the continued dialogue by means of company historians, sociologists, and political scientists and makes it obtainable to every kind of readers who're drawn to political and monetary development.

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The dominant nineteenth-century idea of free-market capitalism with a substantial international division of labour was upheld only by a tiny minority without political influence. All major states tried to safeguard their national economy. Everyone looked for something new; the old system was bankrupt, and nobody defended it. All countries tried to recover economic prosperity not by laissez-faire mechanisms of foreign trade and open markets, but by mercantilist-style policies of concentrating on national resources, which included formal and informal empires.

Given this background of tolerated heavy state intervention in the economy, right-wing and fascist governments in Europe were able to orchestrate their country’s industry to a large extent. These governments not only criticized the political liberalism of the United States, but also the commercialisation of everyday life there, claiming their ideals to be superior to American values. This included the FORDISM AND TAYLORISM COME TO EUROPE 41 complex of values designated individualism. While these European governments devalued the individual human being by preaching the priority of the collectivity— “you are nothing – your group/people is all”, the American model held fast to an insistence on individual choice and competition.

F. Goodrich of Akron, Ohio, that provided for a massive technological and organizational transfer. Continental became one of the rare examples where nearly all that could be transferred was indeed copied and implemented—after suitable adaptation to local conditions. Continental did not get this massive assistance for free, of course; since it was short of foreign exchange, it awarded Goodrich a 25 per cent participation of its stock-capital. In addition to supplying best-practice technology, Goodrich also taught Continental American marketing techniques, and the German company designed its business strategy accordingly.

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