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Americanization and Its Limits
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Americanization and Its Limits: Reworking US Technology and Management in Post-war Europe and Japan

Jonathan Zeitlin and Gary Herrigel

Abstract

Throughout the evolution of the modern world economy, new models of productive efficiency and business organization have emerged — in Britain in the 19th century, in the US in the early (and perhaps late) 20th century, and in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s. At each point, foreign observers have looked for the secrets of success and best practice, and initiatives have been taken to transmit and diffuse. This book looks in detail at ‘Americanization’ in Europe and Japan in the post-war period. The processes, ideologies, and adaptations in a number of different countries (the UK, France, Italy, Jap ... More

Keywords: Americanization, business organization, Britain, Japan, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, corporate growth, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269044.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Zeitlin, editor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Gary Herrigel, editor
University of Chicago
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PART ONE Exporting the American Model?

PART TWO Reworking US Technology and Management: National, Sectoral, and Firm-Level Variations

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