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Author Mayhew, Anne.

Title Narrating the rise of big business in the USA : how economists explain Standard Oil and Wal-Mart / Anne Mayhew.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.64409 M453n 2008    ---  Available
Description x, 183 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Routledge international studies in business history ; 14
Routledge international studies in business history ; 14.
Note "In this book, Anne Mayhew focuses on the stories surrounding the creation of Standard Oil and Wal-Mart and their founders, John D. Rockefeller and Sam Walton, combining the accounts of economists with the somewhat darker pictures painted by writers of fiction to tease out the overarching narratives associated with American big business. Mayhew argues that the diverse views about big business and its effects of welfare can be reconciled and better policies derived from a somewhat unlikely combination of ideas from the business world and from those who have dissented from the most widely accepted story told by economists. This book draws on the work of Chandler, Coase and Williamson, as well as Marx and Veblen's discussion of supply chains to address some of the major social and economics problems of the twenty-first century."--Product description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-178) and index.
Subject Big business -- United States -- History.
Corporations -- United States -- Case studies.
Standard Oil Company.
Wal-Mart (Firm)
Exxon Corporation.
Wal-Mart Stores.
ISBN 9780415775342 (hb)
0415775345 (hb)
9780203894385 (eb)
0203894383 (eb)

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