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Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Mary O'Sullivan


This book is based on detailed historical research in the USA and Germany, and represents a challenge to current orthodoxy on corporate governance. It is a challenging and informed examination of the links between the general business environment and the operations, decisions, and organizations of firms. The author also explores the links between corporate governance and innovation. The eight chapters are: Innovation, resource allocation, and governance; Transforming the debates on corporate governance; The foundations of managerial control in the USA; The post‐war evolution of managerial cont ... More

Keywords: corporate control, corporate governance, decision making, economic performance, firms, Germany, history, innovation, managerial control, organization, organizational control, resource allocation, USA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244867
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199244863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary O'Sullivan, author