The Global Chemical Industry in the Age of the Petrochemical Revolution|
by Louis Galambos (Author), Takashi Hikino (Author), Vera Zamagni (Author)
This book fills a critical gap in modern economic and business history by
presenting research by leading scholars to an international audience of
academics, business executives, and policy makers. This research is presented in
two clusters. The first cluster of studies explores four cross-cutting topics,
including surveys of the changes in industry structure, corporate strategies,
plant technologies, governmental policies, finance, and corporate governance.
The second cluster of studies comprises nine country surveys that examine the
experiences of representative nations in chemical production and foreign trade.
About the Author
Louis Galambos is Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore, Maryland and the editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower. He
is the coauthor of Networks of Innovation (Cambridge, 1996), The Fall of the
Bell System (Cambridge, 1996), Anytime, Anywhere (Cambridge, 2002), and
Medicine, Science, and Merck (Cambridge, 2004). Takashi Hikino is an historian
who has published many articles on international business and economic history.
Educated at Wakayama and Hitotsubashi Universities in Japan, he has been a
Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Business School and a Research Fellow
at MIT's Center for International Studies. He currently teaches at Kyoto
University in Japan. Vera Zamagni has been Visiting Professor of European
Economic History at the Bologna Centre of the Johns Hopkins University since
1973. Her published work consists of more than 70 essays, 7 volumes and 13
edited volumes covering the economic history of Italy 1860 to present in the
context of European and world economic history of the last two centuries.
Hardcover: 540 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 20, 2006)