Decline of the Corporate Community: Network Dynamics of the Dutch Business Elite (Paperback)

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Traditionally, much of big business in the industrialized Western world has been organized around particular corporate societies--notoriously referred to as "old boy" networks. With the recent drift toward a more liberal market economy, however, these networks have been showing signs of decline--in some cases, all but disappearing. Eelke M. Heemskerk combines formal network analysis and interviews with key members of the corporate elite in order to examine how this decline has affected Dutch capitalism. Even in a liberal market economy, however, corporate directors need social networks to communicate and coordinate their strategic decisions, and "Decline of the Corporate Community" considers the shift of the corporate elite to the new private and informal circles where networking takes place.


Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Mfg Part# 9789053569733
SKU 204504735
Format Paperback
ISBN10 9053569731
Release Date 7/1/2007
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