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Author Heemskerk, Eelke M. (Eelke Michiel)

Title Decline of the corporate community : network dynamics of the Dutch business elite / Eelke M. Heemskerk.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (253 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Corporate communities, governance and control -- Decline of the corporate network -- The end of the old boys network -- The corporate elite's informal networks -- Formalisation of governance -- Conclusions -- Appendix I: Mergers and acquisitions in banking -- Appendix II: Glossary -- Appendix III: List of top 250 firms in the Netherlands -- Appendix IV: Big linkers -- Appendix V: Meetings of the interviewees.
Summary "From its inception, big business in the western industrialised world has been organised in national business communities. Central elements of these business communities are corporate board interlocks that constitute the notorious 'Old Boys Network'. This corporate elite connects the centres of corporate governance. In recent times, these networks of the corporate elite show signs of decline. Heemskerk investigates how the decline of the old boys network in the Netherlands has affected Dutch capitalism. Combining formal network analysis with insights from interviews with key corporate elite members, he shows how during the last quarter of the 20th century the Dutch business community has disappeared. This is interpreted as a drift towards a liberal market economy. However, as the study shows, even in a liberal market economy corporate directors need social networks to communicate and coordinate their strategic decisions. Hence, the corporate elite shift its meeting network to private and informal circles. To order this book, mail to "">"--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Business networks -- Netherlands.
Business enterprises -- Netherlands.
Réseaux d'affaires -- Pays-Bas.
Entreprises -- Pays-Bas.
Economics, finance, business and management.
Business and management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Motivational.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Mentoring & Coaching.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
Business enterprises. (OCoLC)fst00842519
Business networks. (OCoLC)fst00842802
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Wirtschaftliche Elite
Soziales Netzwerk
Indexed Term Business and management
Dutch and Flemish language
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Other Form: Print version: Heemskerk, Eelke M. Decline of the corporate community. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2007 9789053569733
ISBN 9781429472586 (electronic bk.)
1429472588 (electronic bk.)
9789048501700 (electronic bk.)
9048501709 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.5117/9789053569733
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DEBBG BV044133583
DEBSZ 396239749
DEBSZ 422210226
GBVCP 1003579175
GBVCP 865732558
NZ1 13859940
NZ1 14935618
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