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Europe's Advantage: Banks and Small Firms in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy since 1918

Francesca Carnevali

Abstract

This book focuses on the relationship between banks and small firms in a comparative historical perspective. By comparing the rise of small firms in France, Germany, and Italy and their decline Britain, this book analyses how the structure of the countries’ banking systems has affected the growth of small firms. This analysis is placed in the historical context of the political economy of these four countries to show how banking and industrial structures developed over the century as a consequence of the state’s need to mediate between different social and economic groups. This approach shows ... More

Keywords: SMEs, regional economies, twentieth century, political economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199257396.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesca Carnevali, author
Lecturer in Economic History, University of Birmingham
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