Readership: Academics and students of international business, sociology, politics, and European and American studies.
Marie-Laure Djelic, Associate Professor, Human Resources Management Department, ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales), France
"This is the best book on the evolution of the European corporate landscape during the Marshall Plan era...The author's theoretical sophistication and skilful use of documentary sources assure this book a place nect to the recent historical analyses of European industry by Alfred D. Chandler and Frank Dobbin."
"Truly a blockbuster book, Exporting the American Model reveals why and how the American model of corporate capitalism spread across parts of Europe after WWII, and why and how it was resisted. Djelic's powerful and wideranging analysis will be essential reading for comparative sociologists, institutional political scientists, and students of busienss." - Theda Skocpol, Professor of Government and Sociology, Havard University
"Professor Djelic's book fills a huge gap in our understaning of comparative business systems by demonstrating how post-Second World War politics shaped the rules governing business in Europe." - Professor Neil Fligstein, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
"An insightul, unbiases, and well-documented behind-the-scenes look at the diffusion of capitalism, coined and "American innovation", in Italy, France, and Germany...carefully researched, documetned, and footnoted." - Administrative Science Quarterly
"investigates a very interesting research topic ... Another strength of the book ... is her recognition that there are national peculiarities. In addition, the book has a good structure and is well written." - Ragnhild Kvalshaugen, Organization Studies, 0.5. 21/4. 2000.
"A thoughtful, well-crafted and detailed comparative analysis . . . a timely study of European 'modernisation'." - David Morgan, Management Learning, 31/3
Review(s) from previous edition"A thoughtful, well-crafter and detailed comparative analysis . . . a timely study of European 'modernisation'. - David Morgan, Management Learning, 31/3
Review(s) from previous edition"in many ways this book poses more questions than it answers, and whets the reader's appetite for the story of transfer in later decades. Surely this is a mark of a good book. - David Morgan, Management Learning, 31.3.
Part I. Cross-National Transfer: Structural Types
1.: The American Structural Revolution
2.: Stability of European Industries
Part II. Cross-National Transfer: Conditions, Channels, and Actors
3.: Crisis Inside, Dependence Outside
4.: Actors and Institutional Channels
Part III. Cross-National Transfer: Mechanisms
5.: Voluntary Imitation
6.: From Coercion to Imitation
7.: From Control to Conversion
Part IV. Cross-National Transfer: National Limits
8.: The Resistance of European Business
9.: European Labor and Productivity