"The great achievements of Constructing Corporate America
lie in its compelling demonstrations that US corporations' forms, functions, and discourses evolved--and still change--as products of their cultural, social, legal, and political environments. The authors of this unusually cohesive and well-written collection vary in how they balance abstractions with specifics, but all offer rich insights and abundant citations that can guide readers toward both theory and evidence. In looking beyond standard notions to explore corporate history and functions, Constructing Corporate America
reflects and advances the state of the art in business history. This superb volume has demolished what was left of the artifical and unfortunate walls formerly separating "business history" from what everyone interested in American history should be reading." --Enterprise and Society"
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About the Author
Kenneth Lipartito is Professor of History, and Chair of the Department of History, at the Florida International University. His previous publications include Investing for Middle America: John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American Express Financial Advisors (St. Martins Press, 2001) David B. Sicilia is Visiting Fulbright Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. His previous publications include The Greenspan Effect (McGraw-Hill, 2000) with Jeffrey L. Cruikshank, The Engine that Could: Seventy-Five Years of Values-Driven Change at Cummins Engine Company (Harvard Business School Press, 1997) with Jeffrey L. Cruikshank, and The Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure (Houghton-Mifflin, 1986) with Robert Sobel.