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Family Capitalism

Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674021815

Publication Date: 03/31/2006


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 halftones, 19 line illustrations, 3 maps, 3 tables

Belknap Press


  • Figures
  • Maps
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Familiarity of Capitalism
  • Part I. The Age of the Individual
    • 1. The Wendels and the French State
    • 2. The Pioneer in German History
    • 3. The Industrial Origins of the Falcks
  • Part II. The Age of the Corporation
    • 4. The Gutehoffnungshütte as a Joint-Stock Company
    • 5. French Companies in Two Countries
    • 6. An Italian Joint-Stock Company
  • Part III. The Age of Organizationalism
    • 7. The Politician as Businessman
    • 8. A Family Concern
    • 9. Models of Italian Industrial Development
  • Part IV. The Age of the Postwar Miracle
    • 10. A Costly Miracle in Italy
    • 11. A New Kind of Family Togetherness
    • 12. Postwar Reconstruction in France
  • Part V. The Age of Globalization
    • 13. Wendel Becomes a Conglomerate, French Style
    • 14. The Crisis of Italian Steel
    • 15. German Diversification and Internationalization
    • 16. Family Capitalism and the Exit from Steel
  • Conclusion: Family Entrepreneurship
  • Appendix: Family Trees
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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