Dutch Enterprise in the 20th Century: Business Strategies in Small Open Country
"This book offers the first overview of Dutch enterprise in the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on business strategies. The author addresses relevant and topical themes such as the rise of the managerial company, the survival of family firms, the success and failure of mergers, tensions in labour relations, business-government relations, and the globalisation of industry, looking at them from the Dutch perspective and through the looking glass of business strategies."--
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