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Youssef Cassis

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296065

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198296061.001.0001

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Profits and Profitability

Profits and Profitability

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Big Business

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Compares the profits and profitability of the largest British, French and German companies. The analysis is based on net published profits. Given their larger size, British companies tended to generate higher profits than their continental counterparts throughout the twentieth century. They have proved more profitable, consistently achieving a higher return on equity.

Keywords:   Britain, France, Germany, large firms, profitability, profits, return on equity

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