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Co-operative Structures in Global Business.

Publisher: Abington, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Ltd. / Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Business Source Complete.
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Using a series of twelve historical case-studies that are based on extensive archival research, this book explains why firms succeed or fail in communicating or transferring knowledge and discovering new expertise. By analysing how workable trade-offs between opposing forces have been achieved in the past, this study provides a set of guidelines for executives who embark upon inter-firm projects. -- Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
OCLC Number: 291128865
Language Note: English.
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
The theoretical and historical context --
Agency agreements in international business: dynamic model of shipowner agent relations, 1870 1939 --
A family-based network: the Holt Swire Scott connection, decision-support systems and staff development, 1860 1970 --
A multinational joint venture: the Orient Paint, Varnish and Colour Co., 1932 49 --
A purchasing co-operative: the Steel Manufacturers' Nickel Syndicate, 1901 39 --
A licensing pyramid: John Brown Company and International Curtis Marine Turbine Company, 1908 29 --
A technology transfer agreement: Babcock Wilcox, 1880 1970Learning within an inter-organisational group: the Union Steamship Co. and oil propulsion, 1912 39 --
A joint exploration venture: Western Mining Corporation and Hanna/Homestake, 1960 72 --
Contracts based on knowledge: the J. Walter Thompson Company and Unilever compounding intangible assets, 1900 70 --
An Australian supplier chain: the New South Wales Bottle Co., 1909 80 --
Hollywood networks, 1970 99 --
Conclusion: inter-firm relationships
Other Titles: Co-operative Structures in Global Business (Online)
Business Source Complete.

Abstract:

Using a series of twelve historical case-studies that are based on extensive archival research, this book explains why firms succeed or fail in communicating or transferring knowledge and discovering new expertise. By analysing how workable trade-offs between opposing forces have been achieved in the past, this study provides a set of guidelines for executives who embark upon inter-firm projects. -- Provided by publisher.

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