Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model
James' purpose is refreshingly different.
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His book explores how family businesses have shaped and been shaped by factors such as technological change, political upheavals, and various personalities in the context of Continental European traditions of business and commerce. James thereby illustrates some of the advantages enjoyed by family enterprises--in this case, quite large businesses--in terms of managing and mediating economic turmoil and risk over long periods of time, not to mention coping with the forces unleashed by Schumpeterian creative destruction.
He also presents a formidable argument to indicate that attention to families as social entities and economic actors should cause scholars from a range of disciplines to rethink traditional visions of the dynamic between the market and state institutions. To explore these themes, James examines three European business families--the Wendels of France, the Haniels of Germany, and the Author: Samuel Gregg. Date: Sept.
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