Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Regulating Big Business by Tony Freyer

In the late nineteenth century a new form of capitalism emerged in Great Britain and the United States. Before the revolutions in communication and transportation, the owners of firms managed the processes of production, distribution, transportation, and communication personally. By the end of the century, however, technological innovation and mass markets fostered the development of large scale corporate structures, leading to a separation between owners and operators. In this new form of capitalist enterprise managers were increasingly the principal decision makers. This economic transformation spawned social and political tensions which compelled the public and policy makers to decide upon an appropriate response to big business. A primary focus of public discourse was antitrust. This book explores the development of big business and the antitrust response in a comparative context. The author shows that government policies were a vital influence on the point at which managerial capitalism prevailed, first in America and then Britain, and that the search for these policies reflected the adjustment of the business order to changing economic conditions before and after managerial capitalism triumphed. Despite failures and inadequacies, antitrust often facilitated the development of flexible management organization, enabling corporations to adapt more effectively to changing economic conditions, and also increased the opportunity of smaller firms by limiting restrictive practices.

Buy Regulating Big Business by Tony Freyer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521352079
ISBN-10: 052135207X
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 159mm x 27mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Regulating Big Business by Tony Freyer

Book Reviews - Regulating Big Business by Tony Freyer

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Regulating Big Business book by Tony Freyer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Tony Freyer

Regulating Big Business by Tony Freyer
Paperback, December 2007