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Decline of the corporate community [electronic resource] : network dynamics of the Dutch business elite / Eelke M. Heemskerk.

By: Heemskerk, Eelke M. (Eelke Michiel).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (253 p.).ISBN: 9781429472586 (electronic bk.); 1429472588 (electronic bk.); 9789048501700 (electronic bk.); 9048501709 (electronic bk.); 1281154318; 9781281154316.Subject(s): Business networks -- Netherlands | Business enterprises -- Netherlands | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Motivational | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Mentoring & Coaching | Business networks | Unternehmen | Wirtschaftliche Elite | Soziales Netzwerk | Niederlande | Economics, finance, business and management | Business and management | Language | linguistics | Business and management | Dutch and Flemish languageGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Decline of the corporate community.DDC classification: 650.1/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Table of Contents; Tables and Figures; Preface; Ch. 1: Corporate Communities, Governance and Control; Ch. 2: Decline of the Corporate Network; Ch. 3: The End of the Old Boys Network; Ch. 4: The Corporate Elite's Informal Networks; Ch. 5: Formalisation of Governance; Ch. 6: Conclusions; Appendix I: Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking; Appendix II: Glossary; Appendix III: List of Top 250 Firms in the Netherlands; Appendix IV: Big Linkers; Appendix V: Meetings of the Interviewees; Notes; Literature; Index.
Summary: In "http://www.aup.nl/do.php?a=show_visitor_book & isbn=9789053569733 & quot; & Decline of the Corporate Community Eelke Heemskerk describes and investigates the decline of the 'Old boys network' in the business world.Summary: "From its inception, big business in the western industrialised world has been organised in national business communities. Central elements of these business communities are corporate board interlocks that constitute the notorious 'Old Boys Network'. This corporate elite connects the centres of corporate governance. In recent times, these networks of the corporate elite show signs of decline. Heemskerk investigates how the decline of the old boys network in the Netherlands has affected Dutch capitalism. Combining formal network analysis with insights from interviews with key corporate elite members, he shows how during the last quarter of the 20th century the Dutch business community has disappeared. This is interpreted as a drift towards a liberal market economy. However, as the study shows, even in a liberal market economy corporate directors need social networks to communicate and coordinate their strategic decisions. Hence, the corporate elite shift its meeting network to private and informal circles. To order this book, mail to "mailto:orders@aup.nl">orders@aup.nl"-- Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-248) and index.

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Table of Contents; Tables and Figures; Preface; Ch. 1: Corporate Communities, Governance and Control; Ch. 2: Decline of the Corporate Network; Ch. 3: The End of the Old Boys Network; Ch. 4: The Corporate Elite's Informal Networks; Ch. 5: Formalisation of Governance; Ch. 6: Conclusions; Appendix I: Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking; Appendix II: Glossary; Appendix III: List of Top 250 Firms in the Netherlands; Appendix IV: Big Linkers; Appendix V: Meetings of the Interviewees; Notes; Literature; Index.

In "http://www.aup.nl/do.php?a=show_visitor_book & isbn=9789053569733 & quot; & Decline of the Corporate Community Eelke Heemskerk describes and investigates the decline of the 'Old boys network' in the business world.

"From its inception, big business in the western industrialised world has been organised in national business communities. Central elements of these business communities are corporate board interlocks that constitute the notorious 'Old Boys Network'. This corporate elite connects the centres of corporate governance. In recent times, these networks of the corporate elite show signs of decline. Heemskerk investigates how the decline of the old boys network in the Netherlands has affected Dutch capitalism. Combining formal network analysis with insights from interviews with key corporate elite members, he shows how during the last quarter of the 20th century the Dutch business community has disappeared. This is interpreted as a drift towards a liberal market economy. However, as the study shows, even in a liberal market economy corporate directors need social networks to communicate and coordinate their strategic decisions. Hence, the corporate elite shift its meeting network to private and informal circles. To order this book, mail to "mailto:orders@aup.nl">orders@aup.nl"-- Publisher's description.

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