The Dynamic American Firm

Authors: Chilton, Kenneth, Weidenbaum, Murray L., Batterson, Robert

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Business is becoming more global, more competitive, and more knowledge-intensive. Consequently, business executives are being required to reexamine and redefine fundamental relationships - both intra- and inter-company. The Dynamic American Firm explores the pivotal factors motivating the organizational changes that are sweeping American business, with a particular emphasis on the global marketplace. It provides a critical analysis of the forces that are shaping strategies and structures of American business, emphasizing that the process of adaption is more important than particular strategies and structures that develop along the way.
The authors begin by illustrating the external factors that shape the development of the firm, including a combination of technological advances and increasingly global markets, and proceed to discuss corporate efforts to adapt to this external environment by means of changing relationships with other firms. They pay particular attention to the alliances that help American firms establish a presence in overseas markets, including the roles of mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. The book concludes with a discussion of the internal changes taking place in American firms, including shifts in organizational strategy and structure, the elimination of middle management, and the development of work teams.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • U.S. Firms in Transition

    Wilson, Andrew

    Pages 3-19

  • Regionalization versus Globalization of World Trade

    Weidenbaum, Murray

    Pages 23-27

  • The U.S.-EU Relationship: Friends and Competitors

    Weidenbaum, Murray

    Pages 29-35

  • Prospects for an Americas Free Trade Area

    Batterson, Robert A.

    Pages 37-59

  • Japan’s Growing influence in Asia: Implications for U.S Business

    Schlossstein, Steven B.

    Pages 61-78

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  • ISBN 978-1-4612-8563-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamic American Firm
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1313-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1313-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9662-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8563-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 240
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