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Exporting the American ModelThe Post-War Transformation of European Business$
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Marie-Laure Djelic

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198293170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293170.001.0001

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Voluntary Imitation

Voluntary Imitation

Adopting the Corporate Model in France

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(p.134) (p.135) 5 Voluntary Imitation
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Exporting the American Model
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Marie-Laure Djelic

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293170.003.0006

This chapter discusses the role of a small French group in launching and fostering the large-scale transfer of American structural models of business to France. Members of this group occupy key positions of institutional power on the French national scene. They not only developed a set of mechanism that was to bring about radical transformation within the French industry, but also redefined the American business model before diffusing it onto the national scene. This same group was also instrumental in the emergence of a Western European economic space.

Keywords:   cross-national transfer, American business model, France, industrial production, Western European economic space

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