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Exporting the American Model

The PostWar Transformation of European Business

Marie-Laure Djelic

Marie-Laure Djelic explores the convergent and divergent trends in the evolution of business systems and organization in Western Europe in the post-war period, looking in particular at the influence of the American corporate model. She focuses on France, West Germany, and Italy after 1945 and the influences of the Marshall Plan. She shows how the model had varying degrees of success in each of those three countries, while in some areas it encountered significant resistance and adaptation.

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