Publisher description for Industrial constructions : the sources of German industrial power / Gary Herrigel.


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Counter This book is about the way in which industrial production in Germany is conditioned by social and political factors. Herrigel emphasizes regional, organizational, and policy dimensions of the development of German industry from the seventeenth century to the present. The argument is distinctive because it pays so much attention to small and medium-sized firms, and because it suggests that Germany does not have a single coherent national system of industrial governance. This social constructivist point of view presents a direct challenge to the Gerschenkronian, Schumpetarian, and Chandlerian approaches to Germany's economic history.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Industrialization Germany History, Small business Germany History, Capitalism Germany History, Germany Economic policy, Autarchy