The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945
By (author) Mira Wilkins
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History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945 by Mira Wilkins
Book DescriptionMira Wilkins, the foremost authority on foreign investment in the United States, continues her magisterial history in a work covering the critical years 1914-1945. Wilkins includes all long-term inward foreign investments, both portfolio (by individuals and institutions) and direct (by multinationals), across such enterprises as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, textiles, insurance, banks and mortgage providers, other service sector companies, and mining and oil industries. She traces the complex course of inward investments, presents the experiences of the investors, and examines the political and economic conditions, particularly the range of public policies, that affected foreign investments. She also offers valuable discussions on the intricate cross-investments of inward and outward involvements and the legal precedents that had long-term consequences on foreign investment. At the start of World War I, the United States was a debtor nation. By the end of World War II, it was a creditor nation with the strongest economy in the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013087
(235mm x 155mm x 55mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mira Wilkins
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This book offers an analysis of multinational enterprise throughout the world by examining the spread of electrification.
American Business Abroad, Hardback (June 2011)
Documents the first sixty years of Ford Motor Company's international expansion, tracing its global business expansion across six continents.
Free-standing Company in the World Economy, 1830-1996, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Mira Wilkins
Traces the history of a special type of multinational enterprise that proliferated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Contributions from international scholars, economists and historians provide analysis of these companies' operations in different parts of the world.
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Author Biography - Mira Wilkins
Mira Wilkins is Professor of Economics at Florida International University.
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