Organizing Control: August Thyssen and the Construction of German Corporate Management

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 975 pages
In a pioneering work, Jeffrey Fear overturns the dominant understanding of German management as "backward" relative to the U.S. and uncovers an autonomous and sophisticated German managerial tradition. Beginning with founder August Thyssen--the Andrew Carnegie of Germany--Fear traces the evolution of management inside the Thyssen-Konzern and the Vereinigte Stahlwerke (United Steel Works) between 1871 and 1934.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I Thyssen Co 18711914
39
II The ThyssenKonzern 18901926
231
III The Vereinigte Stahlwerke 19261936
519
Conclusion
711
Tables
751
Accounting as Symbolic Practice
770
Notes
789
Index
935
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Jeffrey Fear is Associate Professor of Business at the University of Redlands.

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