The European Enterprise: Historical Investigation into a Future Species

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Harm Gustav Schroeter
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 14, 2007 - Business & Economics - 299 pages
This book offers a broad overview of the topic of the European enterprise: It ex- ines what the Europeanenterpriseis or might be, whetheror not it exists, and,if not, if tendencies towards its emergence can be discerned or not. To indicate the results just brie?y already: There is de?nitely a movement in that direction, one which has accelerated during the past few years; however,there is not a large numbersof ?rms which are taking part in this movement yet, and the movement is also characterized by cases of backlash and phases of stagnation. There is probably only one characteristic of Europe on which all persons – re- ers as well as contributors – would agree: Diversity. Europe is more diverse than any other region of the world of the same size. The same holds true, naturally, for views on and perceptions of Europe. No single person is in a position to provide all different views simultaneously. Thus, in order to encompass this variation, the v- ume was designed as an effort of many: Its 20 different contributions were written by 26 different persons, representing 13 different nationalities, including the United States of America and Japan. As a counterbalance to this diversity, the introduction provides a general focus and the conclusion the common results of the combined efforts.
 

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Contents

Ownership Governance Strategies
23
Europe as Home and Host to Multinational Enterprise
37
A Japanese View
51
Community Standards as Integration
67
How British Principles of Accounting Became
81
The Impact of European Integration on Institutional Change
96
European Institutions and Enterprises in Sweden
111
National and European Standards
127
Suez Towards a European Enterprise 19822006? 169
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National Regional or European?
183
European or Global
207
Corporate Responses to Institutional Changes the Effects
223
European Global or Norwegian? The Norwegian Aluminium
241
Changing Transnational Affections Orkla Elkem and Norwegian
253
The Role of Europe in
268
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Converging Backgrounds
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