Enterprise and Society

Enterprise & Society
Volume 5, Number 4, December 2004

CONTENTS

Editor's Introduction

Presidential Address

Dissertation Summaries

    Gill, Tiffany M.
  • Civic Beauty: Beauty Culturists and the Politics of African American Female Entrepreneurship, 1900-1965
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    Subject Headings:
    • African American beauty operators -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century.
    • Women-owned business enterprises -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    • African American women -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
    • Beauty culture -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    Bristol, Douglas.
  • From Outposts to Enclaves: A Social History of Black Barbers from 1750 to 1915
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    Subject Headings:
    • African American barbers -- Social conditions.
    • United States -- Race relations -- History.
    Deutsch, Tracey.
  • Making Change at the Grocery Store: Government, Grocers, and the Problem of Women's Autonomy in the Creation of Chicago's Supermarkets, 1920-1950
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    Subject Headings:
    • Supermarkets -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
    • Women consumers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
    Wadhwani, R. Daniel.
  • Citizen Savers: Family Economy, Financial Institutions, and Public Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Northeast
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    Subject Headings:
    • Family -- Economic aspects -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Economic assistance, Domestic -- Law and legislation -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Banks and banking -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.

Articles

    Scarpellini, Emanuela.
  • Shopping American-Style: The Arrival of the Supermarket in Postwar Italy
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    Subject Headings:
    • Supermarkets -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
    • International Basic Economy Corporation -- History -- 20th century.
    • Italy -- Civilization -- American influences.
    • Italy -- Economic conditions -- 1945-1976.
    Abstract:
      This article presents a case study of the establishment of the first Italian supermarket in 1957, carried out by an American industrial group called the International Basic Economy Corporation (IBEC). It raises the question of the export of a model born in the United States in a far different economic and political context. It was necessary to transform the technical and structural aspects of the supermarket as an institution to adapt to Italian society. This article also analyzes how other serious problems, deriving from the particular political and juridical situation of Italy, were confronted. In the end, the Italian supermarket was fundamentally different from the original model.
    Baker, Astrid.
  • Governments, Firms, and National Wealth: A New Pulp and Paper Industry in Postwar New Zealand
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    Subject Headings:
    • Paper industry -- Government policy -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
    • Joint ventures -- Government policy -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
    • New Zealand -- Economic policy.
    • New Zealand -- Economic conditions -- 1945-1984.
    Abstract:
      The state played an important role as political and economic manager in postwar New Zealand. By fostering manufacturing, governments aimed to provide paid, productive employment, conserve foreign exchange, and support a welfare state. The history of pulp and papermaking using state-planted pine forests is a good example of a government-business joint venture to create a new export industry and new national wealth. Governments of both major political parties cooperated in capital formation, land use, hydroelectricity, roads, railroads, a modern port, and town construction. This long-term state commitment helped propel the industry toward large-scale vertical integration so that it could achieve economies of scale and scope and compete in world markets.

Reviews

    Graham, Margaret B. W.
  • Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Murmann, Johann Peter, 1967- Knowledge and competitive advantage: the coevolution of firms, technology, and national institutions.
    • Dye industry -- Germany -- History.
    Wittner, David G.
  • Picking Winners? From Technology Catch-up to the Space Race in Japan (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pekkanen, Saadia M. Picking winners? from technology catch-up to the space race in Japan.
    • Industrial policy -- Japan.
    Szmrecsányi, Tamás, 1936-
  • Order Against Progress: Government, Foreign Investment and Railroads in Brazil, 1854-1913 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Summerhill, William Roderick. Order against progress: government, foreign investment and railroads in Brazil, 1854-1913.
    • Railroads -- Brazil -- History -- 19th century.
    Rodriguez, Victor J.
  • Bonds and Bondholders: British Investors and Mexico's Foreign Debt, 1824-1888 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Costeloe, Michael P. Bonds and bondholders: British investors and Mexico's foreign debt, 1824-1888.
    • Government securities -- Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
    Kraft, James P.
  • Quarter Notes and Bank Notes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Scherer, F. M. (Frederic M.) Quarter notes and bank notes: the economics of music composition in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • Composers -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
    Roland, Alex, 1944-
  • Maritime Enterprise and Empire: Sir William Mackinnon and his Business Empire, 1823-1893 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Munro, J. Forbes. Maritime enterprise and empire: Sir William Mackinnon and his business empire, 1823-1893.
    • Steamboat lines -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century.
    Jaffe, James Alan, 1954-
  • Industrial Clusters and Regional Business Networks in England, 1750-1970 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wilson, J. F., ed. Industrial clusters and regional business networks in England, 1750-1970.
    • Popp, Andrew, ed.
    • Industrial location -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
    Jenkins, Andrew, 1966-
  • Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Helm, Dieter. Energy, the state, and the market: British energy policy since 1979.
    • Energy policy -- Great Britain.
    Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951-
  • German Industry and Global Enterprise, BASF: The History of a Company (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Abelshauser, Werner. German industry and global enterprise, BASF: the history of a company.
    • BASF Aktiengesellschaft -- History.
    Amdam, Rolv Petter.
  • Pharmacopolitics: Drug Regulation in the United States and Germany (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Daemmrich, Arthur A. Pharmacopolitics: drug regulation in the United States and Germany.
    • Pharmaceutical policy -- United States.
    Perkins, Edwin J.
  • The History of Corporate Finance: Development of Anglo-American Securities Markets, Financial Practices, Theories and Laws (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wright, Robert E. (Robert Eric), 1969-, ed. History of corporate finance: development of Anglo-American securities markets, financial practices, theories and laws.
    • Sylla, Richard Eugene, ed.
    • Corporations -- United States -- Finance -- History.
    Wilkins, Mira.
  • Unwanted Company: Foreign Investment in American Industries (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Crystal, Jonathan, 1965- Unwanted company: foreign investment in American industries.
    • Investments, Foreign -- United States.
    Palmer, David, 1949-
  • In the Kingdom of Coal: An American Family and the Rock that Changed the World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rottenberg, Dan. In the kingdom of coal: an American family and the rock that changed the world.
    • Leisenring family.
    McKinney, Gordon B., 1943-
  • Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company, 1910-1945, and: To Move a Mountain: Fighting the Global Economy in Appalachia (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Buckley, Geoffrey L., 1965- Extracting Appalachia: images of the Consolidation Coal Company, 1910-1945.
    • Weinbaum, Eve S. To move a mountain: fighting the global economy in Appalachia.
    • Consolidation Coal Company -- History.
    • Plant shutdowns -- Appalachian Region -- Case studies.
    Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth A., 1954-
  • After the Strike: A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hirsch, Susan E. After the strike: a century of labor struggle at Pullman.
    • Labor movement -- United States -- History.
    Krywulak, Tim.
  • The Price of Progress: Public Services, Taxation, and the American Corporate State, 1877 to 1929 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Higgens-Evenson, R. Rudy (Ronald Rudy), 1969- Price of progress: public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929.
    • Government spending policy -- United States -- States.
    Gilbert, James Burkhart.
  • The Anxieties of Affluence: Critiques of American Consumer Culture, 1939-1979 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Horowitz, Daniel, 1938- Anxieties of affluence: critiques of American consumer culture, 1939-1979.
    • Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
    Zimring, Carl A., 1969-
  • Industrializing Organisms: Introducing Evolutionary History (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schrepfer, Susan R., ed. Industrializing organisms: introducing evolutionary history.
    • Scranton, Philip, ed.
    • Agricultural biotechnology.
    Giovacchini, Saverio, 1963-
  • Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Heffernan, Kevin. Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold: horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968.
    • Horror films -- United States -- History and criticism.
    Hausman, William J.
  • Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walker, J. Samuel. Three Mile Island: a nuclear crisis in historical perspective.
    • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
    Mar, Lisa R.
  • Shopping at Giant Foods: Chinese American Supermarkets in Northern California (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Yee, Alfred. Shopping at Giant Foods: Chinese American supermarkets in Northern California.
    • Supermarkets -- California, Northern.
    Mertes, Thomas.
  • The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World's Most Prosperous Decade (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stiglitz, Joseph E. Roaring nineties: a new history of the world's most prosperous decade.
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-2001.



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