Modern history

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

Comes the untold story of how the company became the world’s most powerful institution.

Introduction: Utopia Limited

Chapter 1. MERCHANTS AND MONOPOLISTS, 3000 B.C.–A.D. 1500

Chapter 2. IMPERIALISTS AND SPECULATORS, 1500–1750

Chapter 3. A PROLONGED AND PAINFUL BIRTH, 1750–1862

Chapter 4. THE RISE OF BIG BUSINESS IN AMERICA, 1862–1913

Chapter 5. THE RISE OF BIG BUSINESS IN BRITAIN, GERMANY, AND JAPAN, 1850–1950

Chapter 6. THE TRIUMPH OF MANAGERIAL CAPITALISM, 1913–1975

Chapter 7. THE CORPORATE PARADOX, 1975–2002

Chapter 8. AGENTS OF INFLUENCE: MULTINATIONALS, 1850–2002

Conclusion: The Future of the Company

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